LOL.. yeah, some of those ‘steals’ are more like theft on the part of the seller. But hey, all the bamboo comes from China, right? So they’re just cutting out the middle man (the one with rod building skill) and passing the savings on to us.
I noticed this thread and thought I should mention what happened to one of my customers.
The fella thought he was getting a bamboo rod for around $200-$300 and it ended up being a graphite rod (of poor quality) with a blank coloured/painted like bamboo.
On another note, we just got the whole lineup of Echo Glass rods in at the shop, and the 6’9″ 3 weight seems like it would be a lot of fun. Have any of you guys used one?
Thanks for the info. on your customer. I guess we need to look at things a little closer than normal. I’m not sure about Echo. Heard some good things, but for some reason I don’t even give them a second glance. I think it’s the lengths of the rods that throw me off for the weight of the rods.