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    Re: James Reid 10'10" 5/6wt Bamboo Trout Spey

    The rod is coming along very, VERY NICELY. This is one sexy stick that's for sure!! Here are some pictures James just sent me.

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    Re: James Reid 10'10" 5/6wt Bamboo Trout Spey

    that is one sweet fly bamboo spey rod


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    Re: James Reid 10'10" 5/6wt Bamboo Trout Spey

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    Re: James Reid 10'10" 5/6wt Bamboo Trout Spey

    James wanted my input on the rod as far as asthetics go. I gave him free reign since he is the craftsman, and after I saw the progress of the build, I knew I would not have even come close to what he is envisioning with the rod.

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    Re: James Reid 10'10" 5/6wt Bamboo Trout Spey

    can sumone xplain to me about these rods? how do they stay together? some pics would be nice..why cant regular ferrules work?


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    Re: James Reid 10'10" 5/6wt Bamboo Trout Spey

    Quote Originally Posted by pitbull View Post
    can sumone xplain to me about these rods? how do they stay together? some pics would be nice..why cant regular ferrules work?

    It's all held together with clear electrical tape. Yes I know, who would want to pay a seemingly exorbitant amount of money for a rod held together with $2.00 tape? Well...this guy...in fact...come November I will own three spliced ferrule rods...held together by clear electrical tape....


    The metal ferrules create a stiff spot in the blank and all breakage occurs there because there is not enough give. When you splice the ferrules and connect them this way, then you are in turn creating one solid rod. Better action and much more sensitive.

    Here is a video of Bob Clay taping up one of his rods.



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    Re: James Reid 10'10" 5/6wt Bamboo Trout Spey

    I've heard of Bob Clay...

    He is a well respected builder.

    But taping together sections of a bamboo rod is enough to make ME prefer graphite for Spey rods.

    Fyi, I own a 2 handed boo rod... A 1905 Leonard that I got on eBay.


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    Re: James Reid 10'10" 5/6wt Bamboo Trout Spey

    Quote Originally Posted by golden beetle View Post
    I've heard of Bob Clay...

    He is a well respected builder.

    But taping together sections of a bamboo rod is enough to make ME prefer graphite for Spey rods.

    Fyi, I own a 2 handed boo rod... A 1905 Leonard that I got on eBay.
    Henry Clay, also the namesake of a fine cigar.



    also Cassius Clay, a draft dodger.



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    Re: James Reid 10'10" 5/6wt Bamboo Trout Spey

    Quote Originally Posted by golden beetle View Post
    But taping together sections of a bamboo rod is enough to make ME prefer graphite for Spey rods.
    Spliced Ferrule rods have been around longer than you think. So clearly it works. Psst....you are supposed to tape your graphite rods together too. Ask anyone who fishes with a spey rod. Most tape their ferrules together so they don't snap off a section.

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    Re: James Reid 10'10" 5/6wt Bamboo Trout Spey

    The rod has been finished and should be in the mail some time in the next few days. I can't wait to get my hands on it! I will be using a 3.5" wide drum Uniqua on the rod (if things work out) with a scandi line in the 320 grain window (or some place in there).

    This is James Reid's write up on it.

    This rod is a 10' 10" splice jointed, hollowbuilt "TroutSpey" for a 5/6 line in a 3/2 format. Medium flamed cane, impregnated and oil finished, bright hardware, N/S sliding band seat over highly figured cherry insert, matched agate stripping guides with blush wraps tipped in hot orange. Rod weighs 7.9 oz.

    This is my longer/quicker/heavier line taper of the 2 TroutSpey models that I make, I find it is well suited to large trout, coastal char, smaller summer run steelhead as well as smaller salmon with either swung, skated or stripped fly presentations. The rod is at home with 320-400 grain lines depending on style or will cast well overhead with either a DT9 or WF9/WF10. Photgraphed with a favorite reel, my Shamburg/Confluence co. "St. Mark" 3 3/4" Wide Drum reel spooled with a Cadno silk spey line 380 grains @ 31' head... just perfect for this rod.














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