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Re: 4 weight rod question

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Bamboo is impractical. I really have no interest in it, but thanks for your concern.

Posted on: 2011/9/13 9:52


Re: 4 weight rod question

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Why is it impractical? The price? I'm not being condescending. I'm genuinely curious.

Posted on: 2011/9/13 12:20


Re: 4 weight rod question

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Price, weight, performance. Aesthetics are what makes bamboo valuable to someone. I don't value those aesthetics.

You were being condescending, though probably playfully so, with your first post in the thread.

Posted on: 2011/9/13 12:22


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I was joking around with that post. But if it were only asthetics, I wouldn't fish it. I know it's just personal preferance, but once I fished with bamboo, graphite doesn't compare in the performance department. Again, personal preference.

Posted on: 2011/9/13 12:24


Re: 4 weight rod question

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When there's a lightweight tip flex (tip flex in modern graphite terms) bamboo rod for under $500, I'll check it out.

The material just isn't capable of producing the action I like at a weight that I find acceptable. Luckily for me, I can't afford it anyway.

Same thing goes for fiberglass, but at least I can afford that.

If slower action rods were all that was available, I'd spin fish.

Posted on: 2011/9/13 12:26


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I hear you on the flex. I was able to find relatively fast bamboo rods (relative to other bamboo, that is.) But they are slower than graphite. I still fish graphite in the longer, heavier rods. I use my 8' 6" 6 weight graphite for smallmouths all the time. But for trout I've been converted to bamboo. Price does suck, though.

Posted on: 2011/9/13 12:28


Re: 4 weight rod question

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Don't get me wrong. If I had disposable income, I'd own a bamboo rod or three. I do like slower actions from time to time, particularly when on a bluegill pond. I'd even occasionally use one for something like trico fishing.

Overall, though, I enjoy throwing tight loops at high speeds. It's what I enjoy about fly casting.

Posted on: 2011/9/13 12:31


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Cool. One thing about bamboo, though. The price IS higher, but I feel like I'll have them forever, while a graphite always feels brittle to me. I just sent back a St. Croix rod (my favorite graphite manufacturer) that snapped just above the grip. I was PISSSSSSSED.

Posted on: 2011/9/13 12:34


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That's one thing that I definitely agree on. Bamboo rods seem to me to be the type of rod that you can toss in the bed of a truck and go fishing. Not that it's really justifiable due to the cost these days, but the material seems to be able to handle it.

Graphite, not so much.

Posted on: 2011/9/13 12:35


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That's a common misconception with bamboo. In beat the hell out of mine, mostly because I'm clumsy. But they are tough as hell. It's when you're done fishing that you have to be careful. I always let them air out overnight after a day of fishing because they can rot. Other than that, they really are tough.

Posted on: 2011/9/13 12:54


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Bamboo is fun for terrestrial, midge, and trico fishing. I use mine a handful of times each year as a change of pace from my preferred fast action rods.

Posted on: 2011/9/13 12:57


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Uhm, coltonfly.com? (did I do that right, Fred?)

You want a truly workhorse rod, Jay, you want a glass rod. Hell, I figured we're just trotting out pet ideals now, eh? Seriously though, you can leave it to rot in the sun, put 'em away wet, smash 'em off limbs.. try that with your dead wood.


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Re: 4 weight rod question

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I couldn't do any of those things to any rod.

Posted on: 2011/9/13 14:08


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You should try it. There's an amazing amount of zen to be had when you're not worried about nicking the finish or setting the tip.

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That's an interesting thought now that you mention it...

Posted on: 2011/9/13 16:37



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