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Bamboo fly rod

4/6/17 @ 3:43 PM
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ryguyangler
ryguyangler
USER since 3/9/10
At a garage sale the other day and I picked up an 'Indian' brand bamboo fly rod. It's a 5 piece if you call it that...there's 2 main base pieces and then 3 ends that can be interchangeable. Curious if anyone has one or knows what they are worth!? Really neat looking rod. Might have to take it for a stream run! Thanks for any feedback. My google searches didn't take me very far.
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1/31/19 @ 9:51 PM
RockRiverTom
RockRiverTom
USER since 4/27/02

Nice looking rod!

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1/31/19 @ 4:32 PM
fetch-um-up
fetch-um-up
USER since 2/19/06

He's a real artist... He builds all his own rods and several for fortunate friends...  

Edited on 1/31/19 4:34 PM
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1/30/19 @ 6:17 PM
RockRiverTom
RockRiverTom
USER since 4/27/02

Can you post a photo? Love to see it.

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1/30/19 @ 7:16 AM
fetch-um-up
fetch-um-up
USER since 2/19/06

I pickup up an old Southbend 5wt at a rummage sale for a few bucks.  Circa 1950...Wood was in good shape.  My buddy stripped it, refinished with new guides and reel seat and handle.  Gorgeous looking and casts Bass flies like a dream!......

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1/30/19 @ 6:15 AM
milosuitable
milosuitable
USER since 1/25/19
Doing some researching on the Ebay, I'm actually surprised with the price. It ranges from $90 to $650.

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12/18/18 @ 12:26 PM
Dave (Golden)
Dave (Golden)
MEMBER since 6/22/01

Purchased a new Ross Reel Colorado LT 0-3 to put on it, off eBay for a nice price. The backing and line should show up today. Nice small stream reel for a light rod. Very happy.

Edited on 12/18/18 12:27 PM
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12/11/18 @ 9:10 AM
BugleTrout
BugleTrout
USER since 9/27/01

Nice rod Dave.  I'm friends with an older gentleman who makes custom bamboo rods.  The process is pretty fascinating and it takes quite a craftsman to do it right.  He gets anywhere between $1K-$2K for his rods.

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12/10/18 @ 6:44 PM
RockRiverTom
RockRiverTom
USER since 4/27/02

Beautiful rod, Dave. I bet you can’t wait to use it. Enjoy!

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12/10/18 @ 2:52 PM
Dave (Golden)
Dave (Golden)
MEMBER since 6/22/01

A Pilot friend of mine that no longer wishes to fly has gotten into the wood working and Bamboo Fly Rod business as a change in career. To help kick it off I ordered a fly rod from him. I honestly didn't know what to expect. I just got the fly rod late last week, and WOW, I was blown away. I have to say, it is the most beautiful, and elegant rod I own (and I have a bunch). The craftsmanship is truly evident, he is even more meticulous than I gave him credit for. I just cast it.. it turns out it is a perfectly balanced 7' 3wt, which should be wonderful for the small streams around me. Pretty expensive, as I gave him $1,000 for it, but I am completely satisfied (I know he put more time in it that what I paid).

Edited on 12/10/18 2:54 PM
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4/6/17 @ 5:12 PM
RockRiverTom
RockRiverTom
USER since 4/27/02
Your rod should be Japanese post WW2 and not too valuable. Maybe $40 in really good condition. Use it and have fun with it.

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