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    by Published on 04-01-2013 10:09 AM  Number of Views: 5725 
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    I had never thought I would have a bamboo rod in my life. They are heavy, cast too slow for windy days, and canít be broken down to 4 pieces. On top of that, they are ridiculously expensive. At least thatís what I thought.

    A few years ago, however, I suddenly became a bamboo rod owner. Not one, but two! The rods are gifts from two generous friends. One rod was a secondhand rod, 7.9 ft 3wt, with the name of a friend on it. Along with this beautiful rod, he gave me a Hardy Flyweight reel. A perfect combination. According to his advice, I bought a #3 silk fly line from a Chinese shop through e-bay, and took care of it for 6 months before beginning to use it. Now the rod is my first choice when I go amago fishing around here. I already posted fishing with this rod before.

    This time Iíd like to talk about the other rod. This two piece rod came to me as a blank with an extra tip section, with a reel seat, guides, and silk thread for wrapping. The ferrules and tops were already put and fixed, so all I had to do was to finish the rod. But it had been more than 20 years since I built my old graphite rod by myself. I started to study how to finish a bamboo rod. After looking at several web pages on the internet, I came to the conclusion that I needed a rod wrapper/dryer. ...
    by Published on 09-27-2012 03:20 PM  Number of Views: 9882 
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    For the past 4 years running, my father, brother, son & I have carved out a long weekend in September to camp & fly fish. My 12 year old son was so excited to go this year, he couldnít sleep the night before. So maybe my small contribution to try and nurture his love of the outdoors & fly fishing (like my father did for me) is working. To echo what others have said, I truly believe the next generation represents the future of our sport and the future for pristine habitat. ...
    by Published on 07-09-2012 09:59 AM     Number of Views: 10237 
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    Had a discussion recently about small stream fishing and methods... and it made me think. I'm not sure where to post this, so it goes here where lurkers, members, search bots and everyone else can see.

    smallstreams is not about fly fishing. It's about fishing small streams in any responsible manner you choose.

    Sure, most of the participants here are primarily fly fishers, but I honestly believe there is nothing wrong with casting spinners on monofilament, there is nothing better or worse using some other type of pole that's been used for centuries and is the latest fashion from overseas. Fishing is fishing. ...