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I have an old rescued bamboo rod in a hard case that I have had for years....planning to restore it. Maybe this thread is the kick in the butt that I need to git her done.
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Look carefully for the brand name or maker's name.
I don't know your skill level, but I'm a klutz so I sent mine back to the company and it was refinished by a great grandson of the maker.
 

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you burst my bubble but it is the same here. We have big bluegills but as you said if a lake is underfished it is full of 2" gills. Here a 5# bass is a big bass (I have never caught a 5# bass and I have done a lot of bass fishing). I think you guys use a 5#r for bait. In the spring when gills are on the beds we can catch a lot of nice fish. Other times of year it is hit or miss. Doesn't matter fishing is fun.

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you burst my bubble but it is the same here. We have big bluegills but as you said if a lake is underfished it is full of 2" gills. Here a 5# bass is a big bass (I have never caught a 5# bass and I have done a lot of bass fishing). I think you guys use a 5#r for bait. In the spring when gills are on the beds we can catch a lot of nice fish. Other times of year it is hit or miss. Doesn't matter fishing is fun.

mike
Yep, I love to fish.
My wife has to go with me now. I shake so bad that I can't tie on a hook, but I can still bait it up.
And she casts for me, with my tremor, I end up wrapping the line around the tip.:tango_face_grin:
 

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Congrats bugeye! Nice piece of history - now preserved for all to enjoy.
Thanks; I am really pumped about it being in the museum.
I can look at that picture and go back in time 70 years.

That rod is 84 years old.
 

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Congratulations Bugeye! I myself am not a fly fisherman but if you go to the museum the drift boat that is on display belonged to a friend of mine. He was the first drift boat guide on the Hiawassee river.


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Congratulations Bugeye! I myself am not a fly fisherman but if you go to the museum the drift boat that is on display belonged to a friend of mine. He was the first drift boat guide on the Hiawassee river.


Bruce
I saw that boat on my first visit there.
Just looking at it I'd say that he had to be a strong man to handle it in swift water.
I should have booked a guide when I could still flyfish to have that experience.
 

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Yes He was a pretty strong guy. When he first built the boat I floated the river with him to do some photographs of him and the boat on the water. I watched him row up stream about 30-40 yards in a pretty good current to get into position for some of the photographs. I was impressed.
His ex-wife (also a friend) is also well known in the fly fishing world. She just recently set a world record for short billed spearfish on flyrod.


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Wow, this is interesting. I fly fished in the Tampa Bay Area as a young man. Caught some fish. Cast to tarpons but never could get them to bite. Don’t know how I would a landed one anyway in my canoe.

I did love trout fishing in Tennessee and North Carolina on vacations.

I’d like to see the museum someday.
 

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Wow, this is interesting. I fly fished in the Tampa Bay Area as a young man. Caught some fish. Cast to tarpons but never could get them to bite. Don’t know how I would a landed one anyway in my canoe.

I did love trout fishing in Tennessee and North Carolina on vacations.

I’d like to see the museum someday.
Round up that son of yours and head up to Bryson City NC
Good BBQ and the museum is free.
 

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Well folks, my wife and I just returned from a few days in the NC and TN mountains.
I finally got to stand in front of my Grandpa's flyrod on display in 'The Fly Fishing Museum of The Southern Appalachians.'
It was a very emotional moment for this old man.
It was difficult to keep from shedding a tear or two.
I was THE grandson that he chose to teach the fine art of flyfishing and I'm grateful that he did, I have wonderful memories of he and I fishing together.
So, if any of y'all get to Bryson City NC, drop in to the museum (free) and see the best examples of the bamboo flyrod makers art.
My rod is in a stand alone glass case since it's the only example they have of a E.C. Powell rod.
It contains the rod, a small book by the maker, my Grandpa's fly wallet, and two pictures of Grandpa using the rod and holding two trout taken in the mountains of northern Arizona.

Tight lines y'all.:tango_face_smile:
 

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Well folks, my wife and I just returned from a few days in the NC and TN mountains.
I finally got to stand in front of my Grandpa's flyrod on display in 'The Fly Fishing Museum of The Southern Appalachians.'
It was a very emotional moment for this old man.
It was difficult to keep from shedding a tear or two.
I was THE grandson that he chose to teach the fine art of flyfishing and I'm grateful that he did, I have wonderful memories of he and I fishing together.
So, if any of y'all get to Bryson City NC, drop in to the museum (free) and see the best examples of the bamboo flyrod makers art.
My rod is in a stand alone glass case since it's the only example they have of a E.C. Powell rod.
It contains the rod, a small book by the maker, my Grandpa's fly wallet, and two pictures of Grandpa using the rod and holding two trout taken in the mountains of northern Arizona.

Tight lines y'all.:tango_face_smile:

Glad that you got to go and see the finished display.

Bruce
 
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