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Bull Trout on a Bamboo Switch Rod

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Dave and I ventured out on the Salmon River for a few hours on Wednesday. We were out to see if we could entice a west slope cutthroat trout to a swung fly and also to see how the bamboo switch rod performed. Well we weren’t able to entice any cutties, but it could be because the bull trout were very aggressive. As you can see from the photo’s the bamboo rod bends very progressively through the hole rod – allowing us to feel the fish in the cork. This is why bamboo is so cool – you can feel so much more of the take and play of a fish.

Check out the progressive bend on the bamboo as Dave plays the fish

Check out the progressive bend on the bamboo as Dave plays the fish

Check out how sweet the bamboo looks next to the bull trout

Check out how sweet the bamboo looks next to the bull trout

Check out the bend in the bamboo rod. There is nothing like feeling the fish all the way to the cork.

Check out the bend in the bamboo rod. There is nothing like feeling the fish all the way to the cork.

A safe release of a bull trout!

A safe release of a bull trout!

Author: Mary Ann Dozer

FFF Master Certified Casting Instructor.

  • Paul Metcalf

    Hey, that’s an awesome looking switch rod! Kind of reminds me of mine! (LOL) Paul

    • FlyFishingPursuits

      Yes it is an awesome rod. Best casting two hand rod I have ever cast. But my opinion might be biased

  • Alan G

    Mary Ann; Your blog is very well done. Congratulations on your Master Casting Instructor certification and having a great time post high tech.