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Post by JB on Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:23 am

I owned a Hardy Gladstone that I picked up at a garage sale in Madison Wisconsin. It was unmarked as to line weight so I bought it "on feel" only to realize it was probably built as a wet fly rod of about 7 weight, I'm guessing. Anyway, I don't have it anymore and am really not sure exactly what happened to it scratch

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Post by BigHorn WBY on Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:05 pm

I have used a few. Carpenter, F.E Thomas and a Winston. First off at the time I could not afford to keep them but, I always went to a fiberglass rod and did better. I may not have developed the skill for the "feel" a Split Bamboo, good split bamboo, rod has to offer.

That said I think there is a Hardy Gladstone or maybe a Phantom in the future.
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Post by JB on Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:29 am

With the onset of Spring, my thoughts are quickly turning toward slow moving waters and trout rising to meet the newly hatched morsels drifting to the surface. I currently have a Winston WT 5-weight but I'm thinking about going with a nice bamboo rod. Not a cane rod that we've all seen leaning against the corner in the bait shop by the dozens, but a handmade split can rod by Orvis, Winston, or Thomas & Thomas. Graphite has a huge number of advantages but bamboo is stronger in some ways and there's something special about casting with a piece of handmade artwork that was a living part of nature.

What do you guys think of bamboo? Is it worth the price or is one better off with 2 graphite or boron rods? My rods have to be 3 or 4 piece travel rods because I'm a sporting nomad and like things to be packable and handy to throw in a truck and go.....

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