Bamboo rods for flymphs

Moderators: William Anderson, letumgo

User avatar
hankaye
Posts: 5839
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:59 pm
Location: Arrey, N.M. aka 32°52'37.63"N, 107°18'54.18"W

Re: Bamboo rods for flymphs

Post by hankaye » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:07 pm

wayneb, Howdy;

I agree with Ruard, make lots of pictures while you are making the new rod!!!!!

hank
Striving for a less complicated life since 1949...
wayneb
Posts: 404
Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:06 pm
Location: Port Tobacco, MD

Re: Bamboo rods for flymphs

Post by wayneb » Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:44 pm

Hi Hank & Ruard;

Will do!

Wayneb
User avatar
hankaye
Posts: 5839
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:59 pm
Location: Arrey, N.M. aka 32°52'37.63"N, 107°18'54.18"W

Re: Bamboo rods for flymphs

Post by hankaye » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:29 pm

wayneb, Howdy;

Thanks bud... lookin' forward to seeing them.

hank
Striving for a less complicated life since 1949...
User avatar
Ruard
Posts: 1885
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:00 am
Location: Alkmaar
Contact:

Re: Bamboo rods for flymphs

Post by Ruard » Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:52 am

hankaye wrote:wayneb, Howdy;

Thanks bud... lookin' forward to seeing them.

hank
also!!!!!!


greeting
Nevgoz
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:42 am
Location: Vancouver, BC Canada

Re: Bamboo rods for flymphs

Post by Nevgoz » Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:02 pm

Hi Wayne;

I have several bamboo rods but have not successfully built one myself. I recently acquired a Cliff Constable " Nether Wallop" 7' 6" which has a staggered ferrule format that I am keen to try out.

Neville (Nev) Gosling
kanutripr
Posts: 1434
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:27 am
Location: Southern Ontario

Re: Bamboo rods for flymphs

Post by kanutripr » Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:20 pm

Hey Neville. Welcome.

:D



Vicki
Listen with your ears, hear with your heart.
wayneb
Posts: 404
Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:06 pm
Location: Port Tobacco, MD

Re: Bamboo rods for flymphs

Post by wayneb » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:34 pm

Hi Neville;

I see you made it, welcome!

Wayneb
overmywaders
Posts: 91
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:30 am

Re: Bamboo rods for flymphs

Post by overmywaders » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:27 pm

wayneb,

I'm sure you have settled on a long bamboo rod taper by now. Many people have been discouraged by casting 9' or longer cane rods designed for bass bugging; I don't blame them. However, I have had quite a few 9'-10' rods in 3wt-6wt that were a joy to cast. As you mentioned, sufficient weight in the reel is imperative.

A cane rodmaker friend who swore he would never make anything longer than 7', broke down after trying my 9' 3wt Varney at Grayling one year. Just a delightful dry fly rod. I have a 9'6" 4wt no-name that I hope to put new snakes on - it is perfect in the hand as a wetfly rod. For years I cast a 10' Chubb 6wt - I could cast it all day. I think many of the tapers for these are on hexrod. The 10' was called Dr. Bob's Dream Machine, IIRC.

A nice deep flexing cane rod was the favorite of A.J. McClane for wet fly fishing. I wrote an article for a ff mag just on cane wet fly rods that might provide some hints. PM me if you want to see a summary of it. "Long lift" is just one of the advantages a slow wetfly rod has over stiffer rods when fishing wets. Mass in the tip is obviously another.

Good luck with your rodmaking.

Regards,
Reed
-------------
Reed F. Curry
Overmywaders
The Contemplative Angler
wayneb
Posts: 404
Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:06 pm
Location: Port Tobacco, MD

Re: Bamboo rods for flymphs

Post by wayneb » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:04 am

Hi Reed;

I just noticed your post and am contemplating my next rod plus aquiring all the tools. My next rod will be an attempt at the 8'6", 3pc, Payne Canadian canoe taper, a 7wt for bass. This will be quickly followed(or probably simultaneously) by an 8'6", 3pc, Leonard 50 1/2, 5wt that will be my first rod specifically for swinging wets.

I'd never seen or heard of any really long tapers for swinging wets, I will have to investigate those you listed further. It would be really cool to have a 10 foot plus bamboo rod for wets that was stilll light enough to use for an extended casting session. Definetly something for future builds.

Wayneb
overmywaders
Posts: 91
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:30 am

Re: Bamboo rods for flymphs

Post by overmywaders » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:21 am

wayneb,

Here is the taper for the 10' 6wt, which we originally thought was a Nichols. This is a very slow rod but it will pick up and shoot a lot of line with minimal backcasts. Of course, it requires intermediates. Being built pre-1900, it is of Calcutta cane, so using Tonkin cane will make it stiffer. You can use intermediates to change the casting action per St. John.

http://www.hexrod.net/Tapers/drtapers/N ... 120_6.html

Regards,
Reed
-------------
Reed F. Curry
Overmywaders
The Contemplative Angler
Post Reply