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#1 MT Eric

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 10:31 AM

I have built a few PMQs to get a start, but am interested in a nice hex rod (or two...) and would probably just buy a blank from a maker here on the forum. Is there a gathering anywhere near Montana where I could go and test cast a wider variety of tapers? I would like to know whether I would enjoy, or even get the hang of, parabolics, progressives etc. So far, I have only cast tapes like Sir D and a couple of Garrisons.

Any ideas? Thanks.



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Posted 01 January 2010 - 04:50 PM

There are both a rod makers gathering and a bamboo rod enthusiasts get together in Colorado. The rod makers gathering is in Marble in July. Not sure when the other event is, but perhaps some time in August??

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#3 LKoch

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 01:17 PM

QUOTE (canerodscom @ Jan 1 2010, 04:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There are both a rod makers gathering and a bamboo rod enthusiasts get together in Colorado. The rod makers gathering is in Marble in July. Not sure when the other event is, but perhaps some time in August??

Harry


Colorado Rodmakers Reunion (http://coloradorodmakers.org/) will get you info on the rodmakers meet in Marble in July.

Colorado Cane Conclave used to be in April, but was moved to early August in 2009. I think the same times are planned for 2010. Last year registration forms were available from Mike Clark's Southcreek Ltd (http://www.southcreekltd.com/) although nothing is up yet. I imagine there will be a page for it, when plans get finalized. It will probably also be announced on the Classic Fly rod forum. The conclave is held in Lyons, (on the front range north of Boulder) home to Mike Clark's shop. Held on a property through which runs the St Vrain.

Both events give the opportunity to cast dozens of different tapers, not to mention to get to know many makers of the region. Schedules tend to be finalized a few months before the event.

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