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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-05-2018, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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anybody else fishing with bamboo rods this year?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-05-2018, 06:53 PM
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I have a Gene Edwards 7' spinning rod I use once and a while.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-06-2018, 12:15 AM
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Just realized this was in the flyfishing forum. The first 12 years I flyfished (started when I was about 7) I fished exclusively with bamboo rods. In the late seventies I got my first graphite and then slowly got away from bamboo. I fish mostly dries and just developed more of a like for modern rods, although I still take a bamboo once in a while.

I recently sold my last 2 "good ones" - a Victor Granger (7.5') and Edwards (8') - had guys that wanted them for years and I haven't used them in years. The only bamboo fly rod I have left is my original 7.5" Weber - it was my first fly rod and could never sell that. As mentioned above I have a 7' Edwards bamboo spinning rod that I have been using quit a bit the last several years. I find myself reaching for that rod more than any other of my spinning rods the past couple of years. For years I never touched it, but I really enjoy the nostalgia it invokes when I use it. It is a light action rod and a blast to catch trout and bass on.
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