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Dr_Don
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Hello from North Carolina

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Hello, all -

I’ve been a fan and reader of this site for two or three years now (ever since taking Bill Oyster’s class on building your own bamboo rod) and figured it was time to register. Yes, I’m not sure whether I took the blue pill or the red pill, but I definitely went down the bamboo rabbit hole ... and it just keeps getting weirder and weirder (in a wonderful way). I have SO many questions !!

Since building that first rod, I’ve tried my hand at working on inexpensive vintage rods (per advice of Sinclair, Kirkfield, et. al.) and have also collected a few rods (mostly Heddons). I am fighting desperately against the urge to buy planing forms, bamboo torches, depth gauges, etc.

I look forward to all the great twists and turns to come in this journey, and to sharing my experiences as I learn from others. Thanks for this opportunity to participate.

Don Cook
Scaly Mountain, NC

PYochim
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Don, I met a gentleman this past summer while fishing in the Bighorns who had a rod he had made in one of Bill Oyster's classes. He was from either North or South Carolina. Was that you?

Paul

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Hi, Paul -

That wasn't me, as I've never fished the Bighorns, though I did make it to Montana/Yellowstone to fish the Gallatin & Madison once. Bill's classes are very popular (he's typically booked at least a year in advance) so I'm sure there are many folks out there who have built a rod with Bill. The Oyster folks are great people and it's amazing how he and Riley can get a whole class to turn out beautiful rods in just a week.

Regards,
Don

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Welcome to the Forum. Enjoy. Cheers. Earl
....with the hope a fish will rise.

headwaters
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Welcome, Don!

crowebeetle
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Post by crowebeetle »

Welcome from Chapel Hill, Don

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Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to reading your posts.

Jim
Then as it was, then again it will be. Though the course may change sometimes, rivers always reach the sea. - Led Zeppelin, 10 Years Gone

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teter
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Welcome. I went down the rabbit hole nearly 20 years ago. I chose to enjoy the fruits of others' labor, whether craftsmen or production rod factory employees (maybe not different things?) rather than make my own rods. With those purchased rods I have fished in many states and countries and caught many beautiful trout. If you have 1 percent of the enjoyment I have had as I approach my golden years, you will be a lucky person.

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Welcome from Winston-Salem!!

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Welcome to the forum, Don! I live in Charlotte.

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