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By flybug.pa.
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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".
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even the angels can't help us after one trip from hell that I cannot report on. (don't forget to bring the flies)
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aint gonna catch anything on credit
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mr. little bass
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Gun club pond. one of dads poppers, Circa mid 60's
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Caddis, what the fish are eating. which is exactly why we are using streamers.
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one day I will tell this story over a beer. Obviously the day is cut short
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in all its glory
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some fish food, attempting the sub surface match the hatch
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20 pounds of streamers. just in case.
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little dudes from the hill top freestoner
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By Bruiser
#601846
Cool Flybug! Thanks for the vise base too. Look forward to more. :cool
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By Hogleg
#601857
You have no idea the irony of the broken tip on that rod, given to you by Bruiser.

Maybe someday I'll tell the story here but it's too soon as they say these days.

Way too soon.

Lates: mind the ceiling fan with your new fishing poles fellas.
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By flybug.pa.
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let me go back in time a little bit from when this grass was first passed on to a earlier month
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this one will go 20 plus
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april not vokey
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