Tackle Talk A new boo?

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  • #886745

    Nog
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    I’ve been thinking about grass for a while as I get into this spotted feral stuff more and more.

    The majority of my stream fishing seems to be nymph under dry like as I expect most folks do.

     

    The problem I have is my 5 wts seem to be too fast to delivery a decent cast (and I totally agree I’m a crap short distanc ecaster) in close with a 3mm tungsten hanging off the end.

     

    Would a reasonably punchy bamboo rod suit this situation, 7′ 6″ 4/5  weight?

     

     

    P.S.  This is actually just an excuse to kick-start the COVID comeback by spending stupid money

     

     

     

    #886747

    Gerard
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    I like your thinking (re: ‘spending stupid money’) … but the additional weight of bamboo might be a disadvantage.

    How about a nice glass rod ?

    Busy with CTS … – FlyLife Magazine

    #886749

    chf
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    Sure ….

    Bamboo’s big advantage is its ability to make a rod in a taper that will suit a variety of casting styles ,  techniques and waters . Fast taper ,Slow taper , short cast ,long cast , small dries ,heavy flies … though the do it all taper usually compromises on some scenarios .

    Weight isnt really an issue imho for a below rod below 8 feet , and modern makers who hollow build have some pretty impressive rods for trout out to 8’6”.

    Among other things I like bamboo for Eurostyle nymphing in miniature for small streams and also dry n dropper and dry only  . Imho for small snaggy waters ‘boo has real short casting & short distance fighting advantages & the dry n dropper style lets you regulate depth where bottom snags are a hazard .Glass fans can make similar claims .

    There are some really good local makers too who should let you cast a few to let you find what sort you like . Nick Taransky makes a lovley rod and brings a bunch of rods for test casting , and has in the past sent a selection of demo rods by courier for people to try out .

    Once you’ve tried one though ….you might end up really kickstarting the economy😊

    #886751

    woody-wood
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    Nog,

    you should have won Boris’s donated bamboo rod at the Gathering.

    Either that or push DC out of the way when Milan was handing it out. I cast the rod at the Gathering and it was sweeeeeeet!!!

    #886755

    luvnat
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    Hello Nog,

    I have a nice bamboo 5WT 7/12 ft with 2 tips.

    Its a US made Copperjohn.Metal rod tube with brass caps and nice rod bag.

    Hardly used at all.Also has ferrule protection plugs.

    If interested can send photos,

    Cheers,

    Luvnat.

     

    #886756

    Nog
    Participant

    Nog,

    you should have won Boris’s donated bamboo rod at the Gathering.

    Either that or push DC out of the way when Milan was handing it out. I cast the rod at the Gathering and it was sweeeeeeet!!!

     

    You think I didn’t try? Even the old, “OMG is that flying saucer”, trick didn’t work

     

    #886757

    Nog
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    I like your thinking (re: ‘spending stupid money’) … but the additional weight of bamboo might be a disadvantage.

    How about a nice glass rod ?

    Busy with CTS … – FlyLife Magazine

    A mate of mine has an 8″ 5wt Epic and it’s an absolute dog in short.

     

    #886758

    Nog
    Participant

    @luvnat

     

    That’s be great if you could send through  a few piccies.  Any idea on the taper?

     

    Norm

    #886760

    callum
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    Nog,

    Not sure where you are located (and it is getting late in the season), but if anyone is ever around Jindabyne, I am more than happy to make a range of bamboo rods available for a cast.

    Cheers,

    Callum

    #886762

    luvnat
    Participant

    Bamboo-Fly-Rod-8

    #886764

    luvnat
    Participant

    Hello Nog,

    Cant work out photos on this system.Can I have your mobile number and I will sms them?

    Will send details on rod bit later,

    Phillip,

    No pressure

    #886765

    Nog
    Participant

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    #886769

    PT48
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    Nog, hope you don’t mind this advice. I own and fish three bamboo rods in the 7′ 6″ four to five weight range. Such a rod is best suited to dry fly, unweighted nymph and wee wet fishing (I almost exclusively fish dry fly). If I want to drift a small bead head nymph through a deeper stretch I usually do so without an indicator. I use my bamboo rods on Southern Tasmanian streams which are heavily overgrown and they are second to none for such purposes. They present the fly with great delicacy and will make all sorts of casts that are difficult to replicate with graphite. Sounds as though you are after a rod which will load up well for short casts. I would recommend one with a medium full progressive or semi-parabolic action. Familiarisation takes some time, but once you get there, you will have become a better fisherman.

    #886775

    Chief
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    Go play with Jeff’s he has many and boo is about all he uses.  Best I played with was a 7′ 5wt Sir D by Boris.  Talk to Jnr re Sweetgrass is you want to spend big.  Naturally Boris but also Dave Blackman are worth a chat.

    #886781

    dctrout
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    Nog,

    you should have won Boris’s donated bamboo rod at the Gathering.

    Either that or push DC out of the way when Milan was handing it out. I cast the rod at the Gathering and it was sweeeeeeet!!!

    You think I didn’t try? Even the old, “OMG is that flying saucer”, trick didn’t work

    I didn’t have the nicknames of “Elbows” and “Brute” for nothing back in my Aussie Rules days of the eighties and I certainly took down bigger blokes than Nog.As you well remember Woody it was a different game back then especially in local footy.

    By the way the rod is sweet as Bro.

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