View Full Version : Some of my cane rods

01-03-2010, 04:22 PM
A few of my cane rods which I use for stream and river. :)

First left, Chapman " Di Maggio" 8-0" 5wt. Note the spring loaded reel fitting.
Second left, a nice litle banty 6'-7" Nant Fechan I made from an old 8'-6"trout rod.
Third left, a no name home made build, 8'-6" 5wt.
On the end a Sharpes Scottie Impregnated.

Bill :)

01-03-2010, 07:22 PM
Hey Bill, some nice looking cane rods you have! I may get myself an 8ft, or 8ft.6in, cane rod this year? if I can find a reasonably priced #4/5,weight!

Thanks for the photos Bill, it's always nice to see what other anglers have!



01-05-2010, 06:20 PM
Hi Bill,

I was given a Sharpes Scottie Impregnated but have no idea of what weight line it takes as it does not have any markings stating this. I was just wondering what length your version is and what size line it takes? I've tentatively tried a 5wt on it and seemed to cope well but not having fished bamboo before I was just making an educated guess!! :shock:



01-05-2010, 07:16 PM
I found a very reasonally price bamboo rod blank just recently. Its a garrison taper I dont have a camera or know how to post pictures but I had bought an 8' 5wt. for $200. I also want to build a 7' 4wt. next. I had just completed it just before christmas. Cannot wait to cast it. Send me an email and can get you the name and address. He also sells completed rods. :D

01-06-2010, 03:47 AM
Hi Gary,

I'm from Newcastle too, Walker, but now live down in West Wales.

The Scottie is an 8'-6" 3 piece. It copes best with a 6wt, but handles a 5wt nicely too. I use it at the start of the season on the wider rivers with a 6wt DT on those blustery bright days of March and April.

Bill :)

01-07-2010, 03:08 PM
Cheers Bill, I appriciate that. I'll have to measure the one I've got but think it is more 9ft 6 but could be completely wrong. :oops:

It's a small world, I'm from Wallsend just next door to your old stomping ground and still here :)

01-19-2010, 12:24 PM
thought I'd show off my first stringers...
the arsenal from left to right...
6'0" 1wt - degere flea
6'8" 2wt - degere icecream parlor hole special
7'0" 3wt - fe thomas 7032
7'6" 4wt - cattanach sir d
7'2" 5wt - young diriggs river special

I built all pictured except the 4wt which is a schliske.

01-28-2010, 09:52 PM
Ah those are beauties!

01-28-2010, 11:40 PM
here is my favorite cane rod for small streams i made about a year ago,6'8" 3wt.thanks steve

01-28-2010, 11:46 PM
this topic should come with a warning: MAY INDUCE DROOLING

01-30-2010, 01:14 PM

I have one of them Steve Kiley rods myself!!!

I like it!! Very fun rod from a very talented maker!!


02-03-2010, 05:26 PM
I don't know an awfull lot about cane rods,but that Steve Kiley rod is very nice indeed.I wonder what a rod like that
might cost?!.

02-03-2010, 08:04 PM
Steven - That rod is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.