It’s here!! This morning my son came into my fly tying room with box in hand. It was like watching a little child open a present on Christmas morning.
It’s a 7’6″ med/fast 4wt. 2 piece 2 tip bamboo rod. Beautifully flamed with my Scottish Clan Colors wrapped down by the hook keeper. The wrappings are the same color as the green in my Clan Tartan, kind of a hunters green with red tips, the same red as in my Tartan as well. The agate stone is red, so it blends in with the theme. The hardware is blued silver nickle and the reel seat is made of English Walnut.
I took it outside to cast and get the feel of it’s capabilities. Easy casting at 45ft. Loads well with a 4wt DT line, but I am going to get a different line for it. Does very well at short casts at about 15ft. So with this line, It performs well within the window I want to use it at. I just don’t like the line I have now when I fish it. It’s a Rio line, not the Lightline, or Gold, but I know it’s the DT line which ever line that is.
I wish I had a real camera and knew how to post pictures, but I don’t right now. But this rod is an incentive to learn.
I am well pleased so far, but will know more when I take it to the creek.
To me bamboo really takes to different lines, I have so many lines now that I have a reel shortage. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different lines, and fish em, don’t just lawn cast em. One may just knock your socks off, or they all might too… Glad you are happy with it and hope to see and hear more about it.
Thanks guys! Creek mentioned the Cortland Peach lines, and so did the maker of this rod. That’s what I plan on using for it. I’ll let you all know how it actually performs on water, and how it feels with a fish on the other end. I hope the fish have as much fun on the other end as I will on my end.