Sunday, June 20, 2010

Don Lesh - 2/2 7'0" #3-4

Rod: Lesh Rod
Maker: American Bamboo Rod Maker Don Lesh.
Model:
Serial Number:
Owner's Markings: "Teo Yong Yun"
Length: 7'
Line Weight: #3-4 weight.
Sections: 2 Piece 2 Tips.
Taper: Don Lesh's favourite taper.
Action: Medium-Fast. Tippy
Reel Seat: Bamboo parts
Handle: Cigar Shaped - Bamboo parts
Ferrule: Nickel Silver
Guides:
Stripping Guide: Black with White Stripes Agate Stripping Guide
Wraps: Translucent with Black Tippings
Comments:
Smooth casting but a wee bit tippy.
This is the first rod that I have with the handle made of something other than cork.
The Peacock Bass made the fly line hummed like an Er Hu string and my hand vibrated with it.
I had been using bamboo rods with cork handles and I believe the cork dampened the vibration the fly line made when the fish is speeding through the water.
But I could feel the vibrations on this rod and the feeling is just fantastic.

Comes with a beautiful Bamboo Rod Tube.

The Lesh Rod was Nyukon by this Peacock Bass.
This Peacock Bass made the fly line hummed and the vibrations are transmitted to my palm because of the bamboo grip.





The Lesh Rod is made for my eldest son Teo Yong Yun.
He'll use it when he's ready. Right now he cast the fly rod like a chinese tape-ribbon dancer.
But he ties his own flies now. Usually the charlie.
Look at the bamboo grains and power fibre. I have never seen the bamboo in so beautiful a view.

An agate stripping guide to match the colour of the wraps.

(Click on the pictures for more.)

1 Comments:
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