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CoolMany times I have read about Flygoddess's love for her tea stick. Thought that she was a coffee drinker. Wink So here is a bit of triva in case you weren't aware of this info. I wasn't.Tongue

Split-bamboo fly rods have made an impressive comeback in the fly-fishing world in recent years, particularly in Maine, a state with a rich heritage in bamboo-rod making. In the early 20th century, internationally famous rod makers such as Payne, Edwards, Thomas and Leonard had turned the Pine Tree State into the bamboo-rod capital of the world.
Many of these legends from that bygone era owned shops in Bangor, and today their rods made with tea stick bamboo command a dear price. Rods built prior to the early 1930s were not tea stick and are less valuable. The lighter, 612 - to 712 -foot Payne models can run $2,000 and more, but longer rods cost much less. They are too heavy to please modern fly-casters, putting them in less demand.
Making bamboo-rod blanks is labor-intensive and requires great skill, explaining the high cost. The artisan must split six strips from a tea stick culm and shave each one down to a tapered, three-sided piece. This is precision work because the six strips must fit perfectly together to form the six-sided blank. The degree of taper dictates the action. etc





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(This post was edited by Dryrod on Jul 21, 2007, 12:06 PM)
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hhhmmmmm I thought it was called tea stick because tea was used to color the bamboo to a warmer brown color.. had no idea there was such a thing as teastick bamboo....I thought bamboo was bamboo.. shows how much I gots to learn.. Laugh

...great bit of info there DR.......thank you for posting it......


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They also have what is called FLAMING, which is what it sounds like.
My new Teastick is flamed which means it has a dark brown spiril up it. Cool looking.

When Glen Bracket worked for Winston, they had a HOLLOW bamboo...can you imagine how light that it.



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on the flaming... I am picturing in my mind a darker.. almost smokey swirl to it... am I close... :-)

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YUP!Wink



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....heheheheheh see ... ya can teach an old dog like me a thing or two... just have to do it slowly.... very very slowly.... Sly


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(This post was edited by macfly55 on Jul 24, 2007, 9:26 AM)
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Laughing!!!!!!!!!!LaughLaughLaugh



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its gonna be a good day... I made our FG laugh.... Laugh

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Our Flylady is always laughing except when she is tying up some of those #40 flies, cant find the clippers to snip of the end thread, uses her teeth instead and accidentally get her teeth full of hackle from the fly.LaughLaughLaughShocked


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Bro., you got me square on the head on that one....LOL



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Sly gotta love family comradery... Smile

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CoolIs it tea time yet? This is a good looking set of china.Wink







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(This post was edited by Dryrod on Jul 25, 2007, 3:03 PM)
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I need one of those reels! I keep looking for a small Vom Hoff replica.