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  • #5563

    MICHELQUEBEC
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    Hi, I read that some of you guys fish with Bambou rod, I would like to have one, but they are very very expensive and here in Quebec Canada, it’s almost impossible to have one, except at Orvis store.

    I fishing with a Sage Flight 8,6′ #3, I like very much this weight for trout, I own just this rod, but Bambou interest me, in the future. So do exist a Bambou rod with reasonnable price ?

    #5564

    Dark Waters
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    Hello Michel,

    They do exist, it’s hard to say what you would like, versus what I would like, etc. Rods can be pretty personal choices. I was interested in them for a few years before I finally tried one. There are many different makers, used rods, etc. The best thing is to familiarize yourself with them in person and cast them, if that is possible.

    The last two I bought are both very old rods, not in perfect condition but fine fishing rods. The first cost me half of what a new Sage or Winston fly rod costs, and the second, about the same, though some graphite rods probably cost more now.

    I had a Sage Flight 8’6″ 5wt that I really enjoyed fishing not too many years ago. It is really what got me back into fly fishing and where I am now. A very sensitive rod with a fish on.

    #5565

    Creek
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    What do you call reasonable?

    #5566

    MICHELQUEBEC
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    Reasonnable I think for me its the price near a good graphite rod, I saw on the web some rod at 2 at 3 thousand, I know that these rod are peice of art more than just a rod, I would like to have one butr … question of walet !

    Dark Waters, you have 2 bambou rod, wow !

    One day perhaps I will find a good deal and have the chance to tried one, I like the classic rod and reel!!!

    #5567

    Scotty MacFly
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    Michel, I got my rod built by Chris Lantzy in Pennsylvania. This rod is quickly becoming my favorite rod to fish with. He has three series of rods, and will make you a rod in any taper you want.

    The three series are the Prudential, Classic, and Custom. You can get a Prudential series rod in the mid $500 in US dollars. Mine is between the Classic and Custom series, so it cost a little more. Here’s his site if you’re interested.

    http://flyrods.weebly.com/

    Also, look at the Classic Fly Rod Forum. It’s basically bamboo enthusiasts, and they always have rods for sale. Some members there do make rods and sell them at reasonable prices as well, so not all rods costs $1000’s. There are many rod builders who have very affordable prices.

    http://classicflyrodforum.com/forum/

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by  Scotty MacFly.
    • This reply was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by  Scotty MacFly.
    #5570

    MICHELQUEBEC
    Participant

    WOW the web site of Chris Lantzy is beautiful, simple, good design, beautifull photos (I know I’am a graphic designer), Is web site inspires confidence.

    I Like the Prudential and the Classic, His rod seem to bee well done, wth precision and beautifull finition,
    I thing my next rod will be one of these. I dont know when, but I will have a good reason to save my (fishing) money.

    Thank you Scotty for these lot of information very appreciate !

    #5571

    Scotty MacFly
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    You’re welcome. Chris is a great guy to work with, and he will be making my next rod. But again, there are many great builders out there who offer prices like these, but it takes time to find them. I was lucky. Read all you can on Chris’s web site if that’s who you do decide to go with so you get a jump on what to expect. In fact I’ll be e-mailing him tonight, because I’m sending him a box of flies just to say, “thank you.”

    #5572

    MICHELQUEBEC
    Participant

    I live in Quebec Canada, and I think he live in Pensylvania just below NY state for me going to is place it’s possible, I think is about perhaps 6 hour of traveling, I go sometime at NY state to Ausable river near Willmington for fishing trout.

    I dont know the guy but just seeing is website, normaly a well done web site reflect the quality of is work and is rod.

    Ok its expensive for me, with canadien money it cost me 25% more than is price list, plus shipping , plus custom fee., I have no choice because here we dont have bambou rod maker.

    Its great of you to send him a box of fly for thanks…bravo !

    #5573

    Scotty MacFly
    Participant

    Before you make a trip, e-mail him and talk to him. Like I said, he is a pleasure to work with, and he will always answer any and all of your questions. And if he seems good to you, make the trip down.

    Here are some Canadian bamboo rod makers, but they are on the west side of Canada.

    http://bamboorods.ca/

    Here’s a list of makers here in the U.S., some are expensive, but some are not so bad. Maybe you can find one closer to you, and if you do, ask if you can try casting some. If you do visit Chris Lantzy, I know he will let you try some out.

    Click on Rod Makers in the top left corner.

    http://www.bamboorodmakers.com/links.html

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by  Scotty MacFly.
    #5575

    MICHELQUEBEC
    Participant

    Thank Scotty I will write to this group to know if they are some Bambou rod maker in Canada,, I find one in BC Vacouver.

    http://www.jmreidbamboo.com

    Thanks

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