For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Friday, March 8, 2019
A Gift From Pennsylvania ....Cane And Silk Bamboo
My relationship with Cane and Silk and Mike Kattner originated back in 2016 when I purchased one of his fiberglass fly rods. It was a short rod designed for small stream fishing. That rod and a few more have been with me on almost all of small streams I've fished since receiving that first rod. Last July in a conversation with Mike about some fly tying tools that he makes, which by the way are beautiful, he mentioned he was making me a bamboo rod. The rod was based on my blog "Small Stream Reflections" and it was going to be one of three that he would make in that style. Well let me tell you I have been waiting so patiently since I was told of this rod and finally on Monday it came.
The rod is based on the Leonard "Baby Catskill" rod with some differences. It's a 5'1" for a 2/3wt. The blonde finish cane is striking. Mike incorporated the meaning of "small stream reflections" "simplicity" in every aspect of this rod. His detail is awesome and can be seen in the colors chosen to compliment the rod.
The wrapping of silk near the handle are the colors of the brook trout...green, red, black and white.
The cork is fine, and the hardware is silver and is tastefully embossed.
The green wraps are a fine compliment to the rods blonde finish. As with all of Mike's work this rod is first class. Now all I'm waiting for is that warmer weather and my chance to fish this fine rod. Mike makes a variety of bamboo rods and can be seen on his site. Any questions you may have can be answered by giving him a call. Thank you Mike for your thoughtful gift.