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Bamboo blanks
Posted by: Dave McReynolds (---.ph.ph.cox.net)
Date: August 09, 2003 03:40PM

Hi.....

this is my first post to this forum. I'm a hobbyist rod builder, and I'd like to try my hand at a cane rod using a pre-made blank (I'm a long way from making my own). I'm looking for a source of good quality bamboo blanks, preferably with ferrules already fitted. Does anyone have experience with the IZCH (sp?) blanks sold by Mudhole? Is there presently a source of Partridge blanks, or are they no longer available? Anyone else making cane blanks?

Also, what is the best way to shim a cane blank for the reel seat, considering its hex shape?

This is a great forum. Thanks to all the sponsors and participants for making it available.

Dave McReynolds
Phoenix, AZ

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Re: Bamboo blanks
Posted by: Mark Janeck (---.cogeco.net)
Date: August 09, 2003 03:49PM

I've used blanks by Dewey Hildebrand. He is a great builder and one of the nicest guys in the business. I've recommended his blanks to others and so far everyone has been very pleased.

His email is dwhildebrand@worldnet.att.net

Best Fishes,
Mark

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Re: Bamboo blanks
Posted by: David Henney Dave's Rods (---.dsl.wchtks.swbell.net)
Date: August 09, 2003 05:16PM

I carry some of the best Bamboo Blanks made today. The Blanks are made by Hal Bacon former owner of the Payne Rod Comapnay. Hal make blanks for the Leonard Rod Comapny and they sell for over 2,000 on todays market. Hal Bacon was trained by one of the best bamboo builders in the world, Wes Jordan at the Orvis Rod Company. My Blanks are made in the USA, I only carry the best blanks on todays market. I also sell A.J.Thramer Blanks and they are made in the USA. You can check out my blanks at www.davesrods.com
If you have any questions feel free to email me.. Thanks Dave's Rods

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Re: Bamboo blanks
Posted by: James Stallcup (---.dialsprint.net)
Date: August 10, 2003 12:35AM

Jeff at Platte River Rods sells cane blanks. He is one of the sponsors of this site. I have seen his finished cane rods and they are gorgeous; very clean and crisp. I have not cast one yet...I suspect I will be the proud owner of one of his blanks quite soon after I do so.

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Re: Bamboo blanks
Posted by: Gordon Glover (---.client.attbi.com)
Date: August 10, 2003 05:09AM

Hey dave you might give golden witch tech. a try there a great bunch of people.
Tight Wraps Gordon Glover






Dave McReynolds wrote:

> Hi.....
>
> this is my first post to this forum. I'm a hobbyist rod
> builder, and I'd like to try my hand at a cane rod using a
> pre-made blank (I'm a long way from making my own). I'm looking
> for a source of good quality bamboo blanks, preferably with
> ferrules already fitted. Does anyone have experience with the
> IZCH (sp?) blanks sold by Mudhole? Is there presently a source
> of Partridge blanks, or are they no longer available? Anyone
> else making cane blanks?
>
> Also, what is the best way to shim a cane blank for the reel
> seat, considering its hex shape?
>
> This is a great forum. Thanks to all the sponsors and
> participants for making it available.
>
> Dave McReynolds
> Phoenix, AZ

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Re: Bamboo blanks
Posted by: Dave McReynolds (---.ph.ph.cox.net)
Date: August 10, 2003 12:43PM

Thanks to all of you. These look like some great sources. I'm anxious to get going.

Dave McReynolds

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