The best concise description of a split bamboo fly rod.

"a useful thing, beautifully made"
-Hiram Hawes

søndag 21. august 2011

Late summer in the woods.

After heavy rain the last few days. Rivers and streams were full of water, too much water to fish in them. I just had to go on a fishing trip now as it was a week since last trip. It's not good with too many days between each trip. Then it was time to try a little lake a short walking distance into the woods.
In some places it is like a walk in the park.
At this time of summer is not much activity on the surface, but a quiet day like this it's just nice to be in the woods.
Not many fish rising, but i found this trout eating everything on the surface. 

Was probably just putting on an ant.

W. Cattanach 7'6"  5wt and the ant did the job.
 Just needed one cast, the fish was hungry.

Bamboo rod and some distant relatives .... maybe.

tirsdag 16. august 2011

Some favourites.

Building bamboo rods the last three winters now, two different tapers each winter, some of them will become favourites for fishing in different waters.  
The lovely P.H.Y. Perfectionist 7'6" 5 wt for fishing small streams using DT 4 silk line. Tom Morgan 7'6" 5 wt (nodeless) a different rod more precise and more power. And finally Lyle Dickerson 7613 7'6" 5 wt this rod I use for longer casting with 5-6 line a real powerhouse.
 Building or buying bamboo rods you can't stash the rods in a corner in the basement. Put them in the living room on the rod rack where everybody can see them. Just remember to ask your wife or girlfriend first.
Along with the interest for bamboo rods it's natural to get some old reels to match the rods. I don't now what it is, but I really like these old Pflueger Medalist reels from the USA. Especially the model 1494 with it's smooth sound.  
I got two silk line's from Terenzio Zandri in Italy. Been using them for three years now, and they are getting better and better after every fishing trip. Just have to grase the line before you go fishing.