Heavy rods before 'glass

ghostghost Junior MemberPosts: 12 Junior Member
I was reading this article, http://www.floridaflyfishingmagazine.com/destinations/698-fly-fishing-west-florida.html and he never mentioned the type rod he was using. I don't know if there was a standard in those days for line weights, etc. (I do recall seeing rods labeled 'for #5 line', etc) so what would these larger rods been made of in the late 1800s?

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  • Brian D.Brian D. Senior Member Posts: 4,011 Senior Member
    But in my experience the best places to fish, as a rule, are where there are no hotels or specimens of the colored persuasion with their cast nets.

    Heh - this dude would be totally at home on the Florida Sportsman forum of today.

    bd
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    'boo was around.

    Could have been Greenheart, Lancewood, Mahogany.

    Banjo will know.
  • Brian D.Brian D. Senior Member Posts: 4,011 Senior Member
    ghost wrote: »
    he never mentioned the type rod he was using.

    At several different places in the article, he talks about fishing with "the split cane." Using my Sherlock Holmes-like powers of deductive reasoning, I'm going to venture a guess that it was a bamboo rod.

    bd

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