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    There are a few things on your rod that could be...

    There are a few things on your rod that could be affected by prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures:

    The varnish could soften enough to stick to the bag
    The glue used to adhere the ferrules...
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    Get a nice vintage Pflueger- 1494, 1394 or 1594...

    Get a nice vintage Pflueger- 1494, 1394 or 1594 (if you can ever find one), and spend the rest on a silk line.
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    Well, so much for a civilized debate. Best of...

    Well, so much for a civilized debate. Best of luck in your mad dash to the bottom. I'll just head back to my cave....
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    Yes, it certainly is. The workers are paid a...

    Yes, it certainly is. The workers are paid a criminally low wage.

    In the overall cost of the rod, probably. You've got about $40 for the bamboo($20 x 2 culms), $45 for the ferrules, and maybe a...
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    Who's charging $1000 for a blank? Most every well...

    Who's charging $1000 for a blank? Most every well established rodmaker that I know charges around $3-600 for a ferruled 2/2 blank.

    As for not having machine-made/mass-production processes, I can...
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    What is it that's stopping them right now from...

    What is it that's stopping them right now from making the same quality of rod that any competent U.S./European/Australian maker is currently producing? They've got acess to the exact same materials,...
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    I can't imagine that access to tapers will make...

    I can't imagine that access to tapers will make any difference in the quality of rods being produced in asia. Even if they do use well established tapers, the people making the blanks have no idea...
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    When I'd fish with a graphite rod, the whole...

    When I'd fish with a graphite rod, the whole point was to catch fish- as many as I could, the bigger the better. Fishing with a bamboo rod, my goals seem to be a bit different...

    Regards,
    Joe...
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    The bamboo itself isn't actually all that...

    The bamboo itself isn't actually all that expensive- with shipping, it costs about $30/culm. The cost of a well crafted bamboo fly rod comes mostly from the time and skill required to make them. And...
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    Flexcoat 5min epoxy works great. Just make sure...

    Flexcoat 5min epoxy works great. Just make sure you test fit the reelseat/grip before you try to glue them on.

    Regards,
    Joe Martin
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    Bamboo rods..

    Dave,

    Here are a few of our rods that are available to purchase:
    http://www.leftcoasttackle.com/available_bamboo.html
    http://www.mwreynolds.com/HTML/anglingBAMBOO.html

    If you're looking for...
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    Re: Best way to get into building bamboo rods?

    I'd recommend taking a class. Before you do, however, I should point out the following:

    1.) Making your own rods isn't really going to save you any money (that is, if you put any sort of monetary...
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    Re: Anyone use a pocket watch?

    8) Just picked up another lovely watch this weekend! It's a 16s 21 jewel Waltham Riverside. I'll need to replace the dial (it's got 2 chips), but I wound it up and it's keeping excellent time. My...
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    Re: Anyone use a pocket watch?

    Doug, I'm far from an expert, but I am quite fond of them :D Another thing I forgot to point out is that the old "railroad" grade watches were/are really a lot more durable than most people realize-...
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    Re: Anyone use a pocket watch?

    The two I most often use are an 18 size 17 jewel Waltham, and a 16 size 17 jewel Waltham. Both are hunter movements, but are set in an open face case (sometimes called a "sidewinder"). Really, I...
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    Re: todays the day

    Congrats man! Tell your new son in law we need to bring him with us on one of our trips in the near future.

    Regards,
    Joe Martin
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    Re: upgrade

    He's heading to the N. Santiam (above Detroit). If all goes according to plan, I'll be meeting him up there next weekend with the 7' 4wt I'm making. I'll start dipping on Monday, so HOPEFULLY, it'll...
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    Re: Ferrul mesuring

    If you're going to be doing much more rod work, you might want to invest in a dial caliper or micrometer (one that measures in .001" increments). You should be able to pick up a cheap one for about...
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    Re: where to find ferralls

    We (I work at Bellinger) sell ferrules as well:
    http://www.genuinebellinger.com

    Also, Bailey Woods at Classic Sporting Enterprises sells some nice ones.

    Regards,
    Joe Martin
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    Re: I am green with envy.

    If you've got the money to spend on it, take a look here:

    http://www.mwreynolds.com/HTML/anglingBAMBOO.html

    Scroll down to the bottom and look at Daryll Whitehead's rods. I had the great...
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    Re: Bamboo rod building classes.

    Here ya go:

    http://www.genuinebellinger.com/

    Our classes are $1200 (half of which can later be applied towards the purchase of a piece of our equipment). You'll get to learn how to build rods...
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    Re: I think i can... I think i can...

    Shoot me a PM and I'll steer you in the right direction.

    Regards,
    Joe Martin
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    Re: Ethanol (E85) in my truck, at $2 a gallon!

    I'll be making the switch to Biodiesel here in the next couple months. Found a local Shell station that sells it for about $1.10/gal. Best part is I can always run off Diesel if I can't find any Bio...
  24. Happy to help :D Regards, Joe Martin

    Happy to help :D

    Regards,
    Joe Martin
  25. Is this a new rod (by a modern builder)? If so,...

    Is this a new rod (by a modern builder)? If so, I'd call up the builder and ask him/her about this. You may also try cleaning out the female ferrule with some alchohol and a Q-tip.

    Regards,
    Joe...
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