- Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:20 pm
A picture show over time with a love affair I am having with this SouthBend bent tip grass rod that was passed on to me by Bruiser. It needed to be fished he said. And so it was and will be. The model number indicates it was built in the early 60's and its 7 plus feet long, should be 7'6" but the tip has been broken at least twice now so it went from a 5/6 to a solid 6wt. the tip has a set in it going to the left then curving to the right . Twisted. Its got a few quirks but what the hell. lets fish. Like the decal says, SouthBend "a name famous in fishing".
even the angels can't help us after one trip from hell that I cannot report on. (don't forget to bring the flies) twisted grass 006.JPG (623.84 KiB) Viewed 913 times
aint gonna catch anything on credit grass 009.JPG (422.12 KiB) Viewed 913 times
mr. little bass grass 008.JPG (534.27 KiB) Viewed 913 times
Gun club pond. one of dads poppers, Circa mid 60's grass 007.JPG (1.1 MiB) Viewed 913 times
Caddis, what the fish are eating. which is exactly why we are using streamers. grass 006.JPG (753.48 KiB) Viewed 913 times
one day I will tell this story over a beer. Obviously the day is cut short grass 005.JPG (465.11 KiB) Viewed 913 times
in all its glory grass 004.JPG (509.71 KiB) Viewed 913 times
some fish food, attempting the sub surface match the hatch grass 002.JPG (479.99 KiB) Viewed 913 times
20 pounds of streamers. just in case. grass52.JPG (911.66 KiB) Viewed 913 times
little dudes from the hill top freestoner twisted grass 003.JPG (700.53 KiB) Viewed 913 times
twisted grass 004.JPG (859.62 KiB) Viewed 913 times
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- Frank Zappa