Ideal Fly Rod
As before intimated, the length and weight of rod should be governed by the kind of fishing and the character of the waters to be fished. Where the streams are swift and brush dense along the banks, and the trout or bass of varying size, as is usually the case in streams, the rod should be of only about eight and a half feet. An ideal, all-around, fly rod would be of six strip split (not sawed) bamboo, carefully fitted and hand-made throughout; length ten feet; weight six and one-half ounces. It should have a solid cork grasp and reel bands only; standing snake guides of bronzed steel or other hard, rust proof metal, the first guide a small agate and a small agate, angle tip, like No. 13 in the illustration of tips. The ferrules should be oxidized, as well as all metal parts; they should be waterproof, with serrated base, and welted edge; cemented but not pinned. I prefer green or orange and black wrappings, but that is immaterial. The highest grade elastic varnish should be used.
Such a rod will answer for trout or bass fishing in any and all waters and will be all right to use with worms or a small spinner. It will do for any kind of surface feeding fish, if not too large.
Brooks, Lake. The Science of Fishing. Columbus, OH: A.R. Harding, 1912. Print.
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