For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Six Months With Bamboo
It has been about six months since I first fished my Cane and Silk Bamboo fly rod. Never owning or fishing cane before it was a whole new experience. Bamboo is not like other fly rods made of glass or graphite. Instead it is a part of the man fishing it. I had some reservations when I first fished this rod. Thoughts of a fragile piece that required special care and needed a proper cast to make it work. Well in the six months I've fished this rod I can say that a lot of my reservations and concerns were not needed. The rod performed very well. Fishing small streams can be a challenge, this rod handled them all. It casts well and handles most flies with ease. I will say though it does have a fancy for dry flies.
One of my biggest concerns was the fact that the reel seat had a sliding ring to hold the reel. Now I have several rods that have the same sliding ring seat and I have never had the reel fall off. Being bamboo my mind thought different. I'm here to say that the reel always remained secure. I love this rod and it is now a part of my small stream arsenal.
For it's six month anniversary I chose to fish a stream I fish once or twice a year. The stream is located in NW Connecticut. It's waters are dark and tea stained. Access is a problem with lots of hemlock that over the years has fallen to the ground and makes for lots of stepping over. Boulders and slippery flat rock are tough on the knees and they require pain relief when I get home.
Within it's tannin stained waters are these jewels.
"Small Stream Reflections", the cane rod...a quiet stream and wild brook trout. Happy together.