Sound when casting bamboo?

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JoeFriday
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Sound when casting bamboo?

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Ok, here's a stupid question...

I just finished building up my first bamboo rod. It's a 3/2 hollowbuilt hex 7'9" 4wt. with 3 coats of spar varnish. Everything looks ok, but it makes a very noticeable woosh sound when casting. You can probably hear it 40 feet away. I thought this was only common with pentas. I have next to no experience with bamboo so I'm wondering if this is normal?
I've got more sticks than I can shake a fish at.

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JoeFriday wrote:Ok, here's a stupid question...

I just finished building up my first bamboo rod. It's a 3/2 hollowbuilt hex 7'9" 4wt. with 3 coats of spar varnish. Everything looks ok, but it makes a very noticeable woosh sound when casting. You can probably hear it 40 feet away. I thought this was only common with pentas. I have next to no experience with bamboo so I'm wondering if this is normal?
please start with casting slower and do not double haul.
you are casting with something very different then a carbon rod.
let the rod do the work, you have to relax.
greetings from Holland
Peter

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in other words, it's not normal for a hex rod to make a lot of noise when casting?
I've got more sticks than I can shake a fish at.

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I changed lines and all seems to be good now. Thanks for the suggestion to slow down. It is a bit slow than my glass rods.
I've got more sticks than I can shake a fish at.

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