"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it."
Norman Maclean

Friday, July 22, 2005

New Zealand River

Unmarked 6-Foot Rod.

This bamboo rod was rebuilt using the mid and tip section of an un-named rod. The guy who rebuilt this rod really knew his bamboo rods. He did such a wonderful job on it and the rod is just beautiful. He rated the rod as a #4 weight. But I think I will need to put a #5 weight line on it because it is so stiff.

Uncle Wong was catching all the Peacock Basses and I was trying to entice a biggie to inhale my fly. Couldn't get it even to take another look.
Finally my consolation catch. A good size Peacock Bass which put a little bend on my bamboo broom stick.

The first light was just breaking the horizon and Uncle Wong was smiling with his catch.

More Peacock Bass greeted Uncle Wong as the sun breaks through the clouds and rose over the tree top.


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