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Well I was cleaning out the shed and came across 2 of my Opa's really old bamboo carp rods. These things are about 24 feet long and come in 4 pieces. These rods are probable from the late 50's to early 60's. Also found some of his old champion glass rods that he used for fishing in the north sea. He used these to fish for carp on the canals in Holland. I just wish I still had my old bamboo carp rod from when I was a kid back in Holland. I am going to give one of the bamboo rods to one of the older guys that I see at the shop all the time. He has talked about these old rods before and he says that he misses having one as he used one way back in the day. I think that will make him smile for sure.
 

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These old rods have no reel no guides just a long line tied to the end of the rod. The ferrules are wrapped but only to keep the brass ferrules on. The brass is about 3 inches. It actually has some really nice action to it. It is actually made from one long piece of Bamboo and then cut into 4 pieces and made into a rod. The circumference is about 8 inches at the butt and very thin at the tip.
 

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I guess these where the earlier predecesser of the modern carbon/kevlar ploes today (I've got one in my garage from my days in the UK). Nothing like the feel of a 15lb carp on the end of 40' of carbon with a small length of elastic and a light leader... ;D
 
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