I own a 7 foot, 5 weight bamboo fly rod made by Anacortes, WA, rodmaker Tom Fulk. The rod is a lovely dark honey color with Tom’s characteristic red wrap scheme.
Optimised for use on light #6 to #7 rods, the body is made of a lot of lead to keep the fly sinking to the ground.
A big fan of spey casts with two handed rods, I now got my first single handed fly line. I love it and here is why.
When I think of Bamboo rods I think of Denver, Colorado. I fly fish the northwest United States. Big rivers and windy lakes.
Fly fishing for predators like pike, perch or pike-perch has become increasingly popular. Rainer Ballin has been there from the beginning and shares his favourite pike fly.
Ken Middlemist is the last remaining fly dresser to be educated at the famous Hardy factory in Alnwick, England. He keeps tying flies, especially salmon flies until this day.
Spring is sea trout season – at least along the northern European coastlines of countries such as Denmark, Sweden and Germany. This simple pattern imitates a sea trout’s favorite food: shrimp.
Every fly fisherman has his own all-star flies for his fishing season. He won’t head to the river without those patterns in the box.
Besides classic fly fishing in flowing water, pursuing predators in still water becomes ever more popular with a streamer like this.
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