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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-29-2002, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'm currently building a 12ft for #9 cane Spey rod. I've dabbled in cane/Graphite composites Laminating 0.20 graphite between two layers of bamboo.It ain't friggin easy and I've yet to some solve delamination problems . I've also  made one graphite/cedar section that so far hasn't exploded !!!   Also I'll mention that with Bamboo( Greenheart even more so&nbsp ya aren't going to be casting all day !Although when Greenheart and Bamboo were in their hayeday one didn't HAVE to cast all day  !!!.John your figures for the MOE of Greenheat are a little off.That's 3,700 x 1000psi or 3.7million psi.Bamboo is typically 5.6mpsi , fibreglass from 5 to 6mpsi, Graphite 40 to 70+mpsi,steel 29mpsi.Although Greenheart rods were typically 18 to 20 ft long they are nice to cast (again,but NOT for long) as there's a lot moment and weight there to fling around.Bamboo is TERRIFIC for rods under 6wt and under. IMHO 71/2 ft. IM6 to IM8  Graphite rods under  7' for#5wt are just too stiff There's a limit to how shallow   you can taper  a mandrel  and still pull the blank off !
    If anyone  really want's to try building a Greenheart rod I've got enough Nickle-silver ferrules to make 4 or 5 rods,although I think you'll have fun turning the wood sections  on a lathe:-)
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-29-2002, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Steven MDate: 1/29/2002 6:56 AM
Penta,
Is your rod spliced or with ferrules? I notice that most (all?) of the used salmon rods for sale on the UK market - through retailers- tend to be /are spliced, including rods like the one that I bought - built in the 1960's - I assume. (Sharpes not at all helpful with information!).  Were these rods built with spliced connections because of a suggestion that too much stress could be placed on the area around the brass ferrule, or because a brass ferrule produced 'dead-spots'? ( Have seen both suggestions somewhere in literature produced before 1950).
 
Gardener: interesting to hear of the responses you received when you tried to sell your rods: must explain why one never sees a Greenheart salmon rod for sale? Have always assumed that they were regarded as treasured family heirlooms, but if one assumes that a shop will only pay say, £100 max for a split cane salmon rod in very good condition - and split cane rods were regarded by many authorities as an advance on greenheart rods- perhaps that is the other explanation - and many others repose in attics. (As well as your point about modern houses!)
 
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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-30-2002, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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Dear Gardener,
 
I was just curious if you were interested in selling one of your Grant Vibrations...please email me at [email protected]..
 
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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-31-2002, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have no experience with bamboo rods, but I thought the following might of interest to some of you in this thread.  There is currently a book being sold on the Virtual
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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-01-2002, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: pentaDate: 2/1/2002 12:45 AM
Hi Steven
I'm using Nicklesilver ferrules .There IS a Nowegian or Swede that is building Cane spey rods, that if I remember right, either builds them as one piece or splices them !
www.mullock-madeley.co.uk/ usually has quite a few Greenhearts for sale and at quite low prices.Also i think that many suffered from dry rot as they reposed in those attics.I cats one 2 years back that has been hanging in a log cabin that is unheated in winter and temp. goes down to -30degrees C.  
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