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  1. Bill Franke, inventor of the One Pfoot has passed.

    Bill Franke, the long time rod maker and creator of the One Pfoot passed away Dec 21st after a second battle with cancer. I spent many days talking with Bill while he wrapped rods, turned grips and...
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    I generally choose 5 or 6 to bring with me and...

    I generally choose 5 or 6 to bring with me and let the conditions dictate which once there.
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    Sometimes more, sometimes less, but this is...

    Sometimes more, sometimes less, but this is pretty close http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4144/5184693977_d1e0de854d_o.jpg
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    I am fortunate to be able to call both Kathy and...

    I am fortunate to be able to call both Kathy and David good friends in my life. In fact Kathy honored me by allowing one of her works included in my book the Cracker Barrel and we both have stories...
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    Sticky: The handsome one is Levi my Weimaraner...

    The handsome one is Levi my Weimaraner http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6074/6133088220_f8561c1090_o.jpg
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    The Magic of Bamboo

    This book is dedicated to Hanno Jenkins who has Cancer of the spine and kidney. Hanno did not have health insurance to cover these conditions and a raffle of some very expensive tackle was held in...
  7. Classic Tackle Display with a night of discussion on tackle and

    a second evening for Antique Tackle Appraisals by Sante L. fishnbanjo Giuliani and Fred Kretchman to be held at the York Public Library in York ME. The evening of discussion on classic tackle will...
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    WTB and some items for sale

    First the WTB or Trade for an Orvis 8' 3/2 or 2/2 varnished rod, i.e. non impregnated from the early Equinox series, with bag and tube if possible, it's been a dream for a long time. PM or email if...
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    Col. Joe Bates and Atlantic Salmon

    I have been rearranging all of my collection which includes books so I ended up doing a bit of a search specific to the late Col. Joseph Bates Jr.

    Quite a few years ago I had been lucky enough to...
  10. Thank you mcsteff, so far you are the only one...

    Thank you mcsteff, so far you are the only one who has received it, I have not even received my copies as yet, glad you are enjoying it and would love to return to MI to fish with Martha Marie...
  11. Thank you all, I was informed by my editor the...

    Thank you all, I was informed by my editor the book began shipping on Monday to all those who pre-ordered it and that there are only 5 or so copies left, Merry Christmas........
  12. Haven't posted in awhile but do check in on occasion.

    Been absent for health reasons but do check on occasion just not posting much anywhere. I was contacted earlier this year by an editor who had been a fan of Cracker Barrel Series I wrote on what was...
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    The only non bamboo rod I fish the LL 581

    The only non bamboo rod I fish the LL 581
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    I contacted Mr. Godfrey who told me the paperwork...

    I contacted Mr. Godfrey who told me the paperwork and serial number information was lost in a fire but to the best of his recollection it was made in the 84-86 time frame and the model is the...
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    Tried that it, it ended up being the 3 outer...

    Tried that it, it ended up being the 3 outer screws rotate the hold downs just like a Bogdan

    http://images.yuku.com/image/jpeg/3dc252c49b506e9c295d33fb6fb406a45a51bb6.jpg
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    Vintage Godfrey Salmon Reel

    Anyone own, or used one of these? I just picked this up, it's LHW and came with a spare spool and seems very robust. Don't have any paperwork with it and it's not clear as to how to change spools so...
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    Hey, thanks.... the link to that site still works...

    Hey, thanks.... the link to that site still works but I lost control of it when Verizon shifted everything to FairPoint so needless to say I cannot update it. The newly debuted site is...
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    Why do I fly fish and specifically why do I use...

    Why do I fly fish and specifically why do I use bamboo rods.

    This was written in 2002 so it's bit dated as my knee has been repaired and I managed to make it to the Miramichi the following year...
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    I used to own a Gillum Lt Salmon, 8'6" 2 pc for 8...

    I used to own a Gillum Lt Salmon, 8'6" 2 pc for 8 wt line. Casting 100' was common but I could not break 120', my friend runs a fly shop and builds bamboo rods and he could cast it just under the...
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    part II

    Paul Young Rod Co. Parabolic 15 (K T Keller Model) and the Boat Rod, aka the Encampment Special. In direct response to the accolades Dickerson's Guide Series received Paul Young responded with 2...
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    part 1

    I originally wrote this for Fly Fisherman Magazine online in 2004 but it still holds true.

    Once again, welcome to the Bamboo Rod Forum or Cracker Barrel as it's been named. Last time we were...
  22. The Classic Fly Rod Forum is changing owners

    I am stepping down as the owner after 4 years. I have always had a deep respect, and love, of the varied history of the sport of fly fishing and this love, and respect, is the reason for stepping...
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    I have been ill since Feb and not on the PC very...

    I have been ill since Feb and not on the PC very much and this is the first time I have been logged in for quite awhile. This sounds like a rod that was built using the Silkien Process (i.e.) the rod...
  24. Anyone ever been to Bonefish Bobs Shop in Islamorada FL?

    His name was Bob Berger and he owned a garage and bike shop here in my town until he moved to FL to fish and open a tackle shop. I hadn't seen Bob for many years and one day in 2005 I stopped in at...
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    Re: new/old grass (legal)

    Appears to be a Union Hardware rod or a trade rod from that period like perhaps from South bend I don't believe it's impregnated but it is varnished and has probably been polished. Not an expensive...
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