Monday, March 31, 2014

Separated the broken bamboo bit from the ferrule.
Will repair the rod, and fish again another day.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

This 3.5 pound temensis broke my brand new bamboo rod.
It took the fly and the reel screamed.
Then the fly line got entangled at the fly reel handle.
While I was trying to remove the fly line from the fly reel handle, it took another hard run.
I heard the sound of something break.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Nykon My New Rod Today

Went to Lower Peirce Reservoir to test my rod with a #2, #3 and #4 weight fly line with Peter.
Casted nicely with a #2 weight line.
It came alive when I put a #3 weight line and tested it.
As expected by CY, the rod is #3 weight.
Peter and I tried a #4 weight line of it.
It was a wee bit, just a wee bit heavier, but it shot out the #4 weight line like a cannon.

Nykon the rod with a 1 pound plus temensis.
Caught a few more before walking over to Shah's corner to catch more.

Nykon the rod with this 1+ pound temensis

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bamboo Rod - Billy - Built By Me

At last I can call this a rod that I build myself from a bamboo culm.
With a lot of assistance from my master, Uncle Wong.
My adviser Arthur Kuan.

Encouragement from my primary school teacher Ronald Tay and his brother Peter Tay, my fishing buddy.

Thank you all.

I can now wear this batch. 

Rod: Billy
Maker: Billy Teo
Length: 8' 3"
Line Weight: #3 weight
Sections: 2 Piece 1 Tip
Taper: Chapalang Taper
Action: Medium
Reel Seat: Dyed Buckeye
Hardware: Bright Nickel Silver
Locking System: Down Locking Sliding Band
Handle: Cork Reversed Half G-Wells
Ferrule: Step Down Nickel Silver
Guides: Original Snake Guides
Stripping Guide: 8mm Agate
Wraps: Red Silk

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Dipping In Marine Spar Varnish