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Bogart 3wt Bamboo

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Hi everyone, I know it has been a while since I last posted here, but unfortunately fishing has taken a back seat to school and my upcoming entry to the real world. It is time for me to get rid of some of my gear, as I intend on moving back to Hawaii after graduation and we unfortunately don’t have many trout streams there!

I have a 7’6” hollow built chalk stream special. It is a medium flamed hollow built blank built by Chris Bogart of Shenandoah Rods. As you may know, Chris builds beautiful rod blanks with his CNC mill, allowing each strip of the blank to be nearly identical. This means a very, very straight blank that casts absolutely beautifully. This particular blank is based off of a Devine Fairy taper, and as I said, casts beautifully. The rod has been built out by myself, having clear wraps with a single turn inlay of java in the middle of each wrap. The ferrules are nickel-silver and were extruded and installed by Chris, but were blued into an antique finish. The guides are all blues Snakebrand, and the stripping guide is a Struble agate. The reel seat and components are REC, with a Hawaiian Koa wood insert. Again, the seat components were blued by me into an antique finish. The grip is cork wrapped in wicker, but I deliberately left it unfinished as I was not sure if I liked the way it felt. It could easily we removed and the cork lightly sanded back to its original finish. I have paired this rod with a Bill Ballan Midge, along with a JP Thebault 3wt silk line. All together, the rod and reel are perfectly balanced at the front of the grip. It is a beautiful combination, and I would very much prefer to not separate them. The combo has only been fished twice, and is in perfect shape. I am asking $800 for the combo. The reel comes with a custom display box made by Bill himself, and the rod has a very nice matching sock and tube from REC.

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Posted on: 2011/10/17 23:11


Re: Bogart 3wt Bamboo

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i don't move in that tax bracket, but it sure is pretty. good luck.

Posted on: 2011/10/18 0:06
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Re: Bogart 3wt Bamboo

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Gfen you need that rod.

Posted on: 2011/10/18 3:46
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Re: Bogart 3wt Bamboo

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Gfen, you can always make me an offer! I made this setup specifically for the spring creeks in PA, so you wouldn't go wrong having it here

Posted on: 2011/10/18 16:13


Re: Bogart 3wt Bamboo

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Honestly, a Ballan reel, Thebault silk line, and silver hardware, agate guides, etc its a fair enough price. I just don't have money, because I got married and had kids.

Don't do it!

Posted on: 2011/10/18 20:10
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Re: Bogart 3wt Bamboo

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Quote:

gfen wrote:
Honestly, a Ballan reel, Thebault silk line, and silver hardware, agate guides, etc its a fair enough price. I just don't have money, because I got married and had kids.

Don't do it!


There will be other rods............

Posted on: 2011/10/18 20:28
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Re: Bogart 3wt Bamboo

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Beautiful rod and reel, I would love to own it but priced out of my league. May be some day when I win the lottery.

Posted on: 2011/10/22 12:09


Re: Bogart 3wt Bamboo

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Is the combo still up for sale? Let me know, thanks

Posted on: 2011/11/23 20:45


Re: Bogart 3wt Bamboo

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I have one of Chris B's ferruled cane blanks hanging downstairs waiting to be finished this winter. Hope I can do it justice. His rods are really nice...

...this is why everyone should just buy xmas gifts for themselves. No one would would get junk they don't want, I would have this rod.


Posted on: 2011/11/23 22:48


Re: Bogart 3wt Bamboo

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One more year of day care !

Posted on: 2011/11/28 22:41
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Re: Bogart 3wt Bamboo

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turkey wrote:
...this is why everyone should just buy xmas gifts for themselves. No one would would get junk they don't want, I would have this rod.


someone bought himself a kabuto 8053 blank for this reason. i should probably learn what i'm doing before it gets here.

bruno: i fear public school.

Posted on: 2011/11/29 2:31
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Re: Bogart 3wt Bamboo

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Bruno wrote:
One more year of day care !


Haha, I got one more year after this one for the boy and two after this one for Mally and I've already started the shopping list.

Boyer

Posted on: 2011/11/29 11:15


Re: Bogart 3wt Bamboo

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BGomes,
Pretty combo. Christmas around corner and I always want Bogdan reel to play with and here comes a dilemma.
Anyway, do you still have Chris Bogart and Bill Ballan Midge for sale?
Did both come with the papers?

Posted on: 2011/12/15 12:46
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