+42Find out how to Evaluation an Previous Bamboo Fly Rod
Once I spoke with Rolf Baginksi, the nice bamboo rod maker shape Germany, he gave me the next advises ahead of purchasing a antique cane rod:
1. Take a look at if all portions are provide. If the unique rod had THREE items you then will have to now not get TWO items!
2. Are the 2 (or 3) items of the outdated bamboo rod similarly lengthy? If now not, the tippet was once more than likely damaged and was once changed.
3. Do the items insert smartly in combination? The inserted items will have to now not transfer. The ferrules will have to be in brass or nickel silver (an alloy fabricated from copper, zinc and nickel). Do not ever agree with any tin-zinc ferrule.
4. Is the rod roughly instantly? It is commonplace for vintage rods to have a bit bending within the higher section. This may also be adjusted through a bamboo rod maker. However do not ever purchase very flexed and/or twisted rods.
5. Are all bamboo strips nonetheless glued in combination? If now not, the acquisition isn’t value it
6. Is the end nonetheless good enough? If now not,i.e. if the varnish is way deteriorated, it should be got rid of, snakes and guides got rid of,too after which the varnish re-applied. A large number of paintings which may also be pricey sooner or later.
7. Are the rod maker’s title and line dimension nonetheless readable? It may be that the rod was once repaired (decreasing the price of the rod because of this), however it will also be that the signature has merely wiped out (with out the rod shedding of price for that). Take a look at moderately.
8. Are all of the threads wrappings good enough? While you frivolously contact them you’ll really feel and see if the information remains to be smartly hooked up to the rod. If now not, wrapping may also be simply repaired
9. How is the situation of the care for? Used to be the care for retouched, sanded down or has the unique situation being maintained? A just right high quality wonderful cork care for may also be renewed with a 220 grit sanding paper.
10. Does the reel-holder nonetheless make it up? Attempt to put a fishing reel within the reel-holder and notice if it nonetheless holds it! Additionally, do rod and reel fit in combination?
11. Check out it! Fly-cast with the rod with the correct line inserted! No longer handiest. Check out additionally with a line one dimension upper and one dimension decrease. Every so often the indication written at the rod is unsuitable and also you will have to fish with a better dimension line. Alternatively, some very outdated rods will have indicators of “fatigue” however you’ll nonetheless fish with them rather well if you happen to use a decrease dimension line!
(the following pointers additionally gave the impression within the German-speaking fly fishing mag Fliegenfischen)