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    Fishing bamboo

    Any of you fly fishing wannabes fish bamboo? I知 wondering what line do you use? Have any tried Cortland sylk?

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    Re: Fishing bamboo

    Quote Originally Posted by WBDluver View Post
    Any of you fly fishing wannabes fish bamboo? I’m wondering what line do you use? Have any tried Cortland sylk?
    I've tried it and it makes sense on boo if you feel nostalgic for the old times, I guess. I don't fish my bamboo often, but I have a Hardy Princess on it with regular Rio lower end floating fly line. But I'm not a traditionalist when it comes to grass rods.

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    Re: Fishing bamboo

    I have a Wagner Bamboo rod. A nice 3 wt. It shoots line well and has a medium action for boo rods. I have a Terenzio silk line in it. It takes some time to care for the line properly. For ex. should let it dry well after each use and it needs greasing often. But when it is treated properly it out preforms plastic easily. This is a dry fly only.

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    Re: Fishing bamboo

    I have a Cortland sylk DT on my bamboo. I use it just for dries and it's a pleasure to use. Paired it with an old Battenkill clicker.


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    Re: Fishing bamboo

    I知 sorry I can稚 allow you to fish bamboo. You lack the sophistication and elegance required to master this art form.

    Quote Originally Posted by WBDluver View Post
    Any of you fly fishing wannabes fish bamboo? I知 wondering what line do you use? Have any tried Cortland sylk?


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    Re: Fishing bamboo

    I just use regular fly line. The same ones I use with graphite or fiberglass.
    Depending on what I have on hand, in the correct size, it could be Cortland, Orvis, SA, or whatever.


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    Re: Fishing bamboo

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    I just use regular fly line. The same ones I use with graphite or fiberglass.
    Depending on what I have on hand, in the correct size, it could be Cortland, Orvis, SA, or whatever.
    I remember Denis Ferfecki always using silk lines and cleaning them after every use. That's too much work for me but it's amazing what a clean fly line can do.

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    Re: Fishing bamboo

    My wife bought me my first bamboo rod on our first Xmas together. Married that is. It is a Orvis Madison 71/2 ft. and I still use it today. She bought it in 1967 and at the time it cost $91.00. Even though I have some graphite rods I still love my Madison. Bill the mailman


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    Re: Fishing bamboo

    Well one thing i found out is any bamboo rod longer than 8 ft makes your arm feel like it pitched 9 innings

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    Re: Fishing bamboo

    Quote Originally Posted by lightenup View Post
    I have a Wagner Bamboo rod. A nice 3 wt. It shoots line well and has a medium action for boo rods. I have a Terenzio silk line in it. It takes some time to care for the line properly. For ex. should let it dry well after each use and it needs greasing often. But when it is treated properly it out preforms plastic easily. This is a dry fly only.

    If you use Otter Butter you should easily get 6 or 7 hours of fishing in without having to redress the line.


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    Re: Fishing bamboo

    Quote Originally Posted by narcodog View Post
    If you use Otter Butter you should easily get 6 or 7 hours of fishing in without having to redress the line.
    I use the grease that came with the line. I usually would just grease it when I was done for the day. Go home. Let it dry and grease it seemed to create stellar results.

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    Re: Fishing bamboo

    Back many years ago, before floating lines, we would grease the line so it would float. did nothing for casting ability as it would over time clog up the guides necessitating tedious cleaning.


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