Do you love big bluegill?
A while back my boss at work told me he was going to be cleaning out his basement and that he might have a few things I would be interested in. A few days later he calls me to his office and gives me this...He said it was in with some of his dad' s old stuff and since I enjoy fly fishing he thought I would possibly be able to do something with it. I was very thankful and the thought of a bamboo rod project would be just the ticket for the winter months. Put the case in my service car and set out on a day full of service calls, with the thoughts of fishing a vintage bamboo rod filling my head as I drove to and from customer's offices that day. Finally made it home and headed straight to my workshop to see what shape this rod was in. Noticed that instead of two pieces there was three.Only one of which was bamboo; the tip section of the rod. The middle and handle section were fiberglass.Each piece was in very good shape with the eyes all present and even the thread wraps sealed, but still it was not a complete bamboo or a complete fiberglass rod. It was a hybrid fiberboo. The fiberglass rod portion was a Montague rod, so all I could figure was at one time he must of had two rods a fiberglass and a bamboo, broke sections of both and made one rod from the two. So restoring and fishing a vintage bamboo rod is not to be and I was a little disappointed, but like they say "It's the thought that counts".