New Listing HIGH END Vintage USA CROSS 1920s Bamboo Fly Rod Before SOUTH BEND. Thread starter Ebay USA; Start date Dec 30, 2017; E. Ebay USA Guest. We offer a complete range of repair and restoration services. New Listing HIGH END Vintage USA CROSS 1920s Bamboo Fly Rod Before SOUTH BEND. by snorider » 12/04/15 19:20, Post Vintage South Bend 4 Piece 9' Bamboo Fly Rod Model 47-9 HCH or C w/Sleeve & Tube. I stripped and cleaned the rod. So lets take a look at the major categories of bamboo fly rod tapers. Bob Summers has built and repaired quality bamboo fly rods since 1956. It has a small tapered grip with no winding check and cork reel seat with a sliding band. The rod looks to be in great condition, the finish is uniform and there are … One tip is 2 inches short. Action. The end of the tube is a bit dented. Bamboo fly rod repair thorough and affordable. Fly Fishing Classifieds. Clifford Constable Tapers? If you are a Vendor or supplier of rodmakers supplies or components and want to be added … South Bend tapers are basically linear tapers that where made in 4ft sections and cut tot he rods needed. Glass Fanatic : Joined: 12/27/14 Posts: 1405 Location: ON, Canada: Ron, this isn’t convincing me not to make it a switch rod. Welcome. On just about every South Bend fly rod made throughout the 1940's & 50's (the heyday of the company) you'll find either a two or three digit code number, then a dash, followed by the rod's length. If this fits your profile, bamboo blanks from Headwaters may be just the thing for you. I have a SB 8.5 mid section somewhere and can take the measurements for you if you need it. Rod Tapers: A Look At Bamboo Rod Tapers, The Basics – ... Smith, Robert D., Robert W. Crompton: Father of the Five Strip Bamboo Fly Rod, The Whitefish Press (2018) Barch, R. J., Publisher, The Planing Form, 25 Year Index. Vintage South Bend Bamboo Fly Rod#24-8 1/2 w/ Bag& Precisionbilt Aluminum Tube Very nice bamboo fly rod features 3(35-inch) sections with an extra(35-inch) tip section and"Comficient" Comfortable-Efficient Grip cork handle. South Bend Bamboo Fly Rod, see photos to appreciate 112726670773 Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. Old South Bend bamboo fly rod. FOR SALE! Sold See item details. Think of making long sections that work for more than one rod, say the butt sections for 8.5 and 9ft df rods. From United States. Popular and fine-casting rod from the 1950s. Maybe you've heard that bamboo fly rods are extremely expensive and many builders … Click Here for Rod Raffle, Great Brown, Rainbow and Cutthroat Fly Fishing. $13.49 shipping. I have some older bamboo I have played with the last few years. or Best Offer. South Bend Bamboo Fly Rod, Model 47-9 (FREE SHIPPING) $189.00. Jul 31, 2007 #3 Thanks for the reply, Frank. I had a very unique 8' 3pc Cross made SB rod several years ago that was missing a tip. Here are links to the "classic" tapers posted there: ... South Bend Cross 1927 Light Duty Salmon Rod - 9ft 6in Posted by Bob Maulucci, December 25, 2001. You should be able to take the middle section of an 8.5" SB DF rod and come up with something that will match up pretty well for your 8ft rod, you would just need to cut it 2" shorter at the butt ferrule and maybe make an adjustment or two in the measurements. The definition of classic tapers are those tapers that were developed by rodmakers that are no longer alive. Ok, So I go to a flea market that is local here and I find a South Bend Bamboo Rod. T.R. Browsing this Thread: 1 Anonymous Users Bottom Previous Topic Next Topic Register To Post « 1 2 (3) Re: Old South Bend bamboo fly rod #31. Very Fine Antique South Bend Split Bamboo #346 9 Ft.4 Pc Fly Rod In Original Cas. Any info would be appreciated. For example the 346 would be a dry fly action rod, the 46 would be trout action (wet fly) rod, and the 47 would be a bass action rod. Top . Bamboo fly rod descriptions and their tapers. Please see pictures for exacts on this item. Check this taper out and see if it fits. Very Fine Antique South Bend Split Bamboo #346 9 Ft.4 Pc Fly Rod In Original Cas. See item details. Gold thread wraps with gold trim and full intermediates. I guess i didn't explain the best. From United States. 7'-6", 3 wt: A wonderful dry fly rod with a faster action. Being virtually original, this example could start a 'South Bend' collection, of course you could always take it out fishing. "Special" Dickerson : 8014 Dickerson 8014: Dickerson : Medium Action 8013: Dickerson Screw-lock chromed reel seat. Split Bamboo Fly Rod Vintage South Bend 24 - 9 Stainless W / Tube And Sock. Your Custom Text Here. Vintage Bamboo Fly Rod South Bend Bait Co No. by oldschoolcane » 02/16/16 16:20, Post This is considered an entry level 'Bass' fly rod. Tool hardened steel snake guides, bright nickel stripper guide with Agatine insert, chrome tip-top. by oldschoolcane » 12/04/15 10:48, Post Every fly rod is hollow built through out the whole rod for action, recovery, and weight. From down the block from the Letort. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. 250.00. The Para 15 taper is probably closest to the Powell with the other one being unique. Posted: 20 Oct 2019, 01:00 • #3 . All sections are full length, and shows very light use. ... South Bend 7' Combo Fly & Spin. Old South Bend bamboo fly rod. This may be one of those rods. SOUTH BEND BAMBOO Fly Rod, Model 47-9, 9 ft., 3/2, 6 weight, Vintage about 1951 - $116.83. It is a 7 1/2 ft. 2/2 arangement, a butt section with 2 tips with original bag and tube. Its a South Bend Model 47, … I turned a new reel seat spacer $450.00. This is a refurbished (not restored) South Bend, 59-9, three piece (with extra tip), 9 foot bamboo rod. H. S. Pinky Gillum 10′ 2/2 Bamboo Fly Rod: June 2018: $1,999: Vintage J. Old South Bend bamboo fly rod. When this rod came to me its reel seat was busted, some of the guides were broken or missing, and it needed a lot of straightening. I found the taper for a 359-8.5 so I will compare it to my rod, it seems like cutting an essentially 12ft rod blank down to 8ft would leave some big steps downs in the taper? Featherweight down-locking replacement anodized gold aluminum reel seat. Do you want a seasonal checkup, a minor repair or to completely refurbish that favorite rod? South Bend Bamboo Fly Rod, Model 57-9, 9 ft., 3/2, Bass Action, 232588708221 9 Ft long. Very good 5-1/4", solid-cork half-Wells grip. Joined: 2012/12/9 15:03. South Bend 7' Combo Fly & Spin, Bob Summers has built and repaired quality bamboo fly rods since 1956. by oldschoolcane » 12/09/15 11:11, Post South Bend 8 1/2' Model 359 Trout Rod << Back to Vintage Rods & Reels *08/05/12 Updated Price* Nice South Bend 8 1/2' 3pc, 2 tip, Model 359 fly rod. Let me know if you have any questions. ↳ Rod makers history, value guide and general discussion, ↳ Link to Orvis Database by Greg Reynolds, ↳ Link to EC Powell's Mechanics of fly casting. However, I will modify my tapers to suit your casting style. In addition to custom rods, we offer a variety of previously owned rods, reels and other fly fishing tackle; A.K. This comes with the original tube. Post Reversed half wells cork grip. The action of a taper is described by the flex of the tip of a rod when pressure is applied perpendicular to the rod. Of course, time is a factor. ↳ Rod making, restoration, repairs and discussion on those related topics concerning bamboo rods. difference in the way the rod flexes. Jordan was involved with producing bamboo rods for more than 50 years, first with the Cross Rod Co. of Lynn, Massachusetts, then with South Bend in Many of the same rods that I have on this web page are listed in these books (and more) and are probably the more authoritative versions of … $19.99. Everything that I have read has said that the 300 series of South Bend rods is a dry fly action rod. As I have been developing my own tapers since 1979, I choose not to offer taper replications of bamboo rod makers, past or present. The rod looks to be in excellent condition. 1977-3 South Bend Casting Rod. Split Bamboo Fly Rod Vintage South Bend 24 - 9 Stainless W / Tube And Sock The rod tips are matched, or "mirrored" -that is, both tips have identical node patterns. At PNW Bamboo our goal is to make , lightweight, Bamboo Fly Rods. Then out of these uncutt sections, you trim as needed to get what you want. Rarely seen 7 1/2' South Bend model #291, 4pc 1 tip Pack Fly Rod. South Bend Model 59 This is one of the rods that Jordan devised for South Bend. This Vintage South Bend#59-9 bamboo fly rod is a 9' 3 piece two tip flared from the late 1940s or early 1950s that has been completely restored. Early in my re-building experience it became clear that I'd have to learn a little about tapers.I couldn't just glue ferrules on pieces of bamboo and expect them to be anything I'd want to cast. ... South Bend Bamboo. 346. Fishing Tackle for Sale on Ebay. by TXTrout » 12/05/15 10:01, Post I soon discovered that bamboo rod tapers get passed around and everyone knows a good one, but few know why it's good. Description South Bend Bamboo Fly Rod#290 7 1/2 Foot with Original Tube Bag Vintage 1948 This is a 2 piece South Bend Bamboo Fly Fishing Rod. Messages 4 Reaction score 0. South Bend tapers are basically linear tapers that where made in 4ft sections and cut tot he rods needed. Nice vintage rod. SOUTH BEND BAMBOO Fly Rod, Model 57-9, 9 ft., 3/2, Bass Action, Vintage 1947 - $177.96. You will see ads from all the way back to the 1920's. There are no snake guides. Classic Hexagonal Tapers There are hundreds if not thousands of classic tapers that are available to rodmakers. C $961.87. What follows is some of the rods built from rod tapers of classic as well as todays makers. by TXTrout » 12/05/15 13:57, Post South Bend Bamboo Fly Rod, Model 24-9, 9 Ft., 3/1, Vintage About 1942. They proved to be a hit. The two or three digit number indicates the rod's action. The list I have compiled below is only a very small handful but represent what I think is a good cross section of lengths, actions and configurations. Then cutting the sections as needed along that 4ft section to give you the 8.5 or 9ft butt section that you needed, fitting #17 or #18 ferrules depending on what you needed. I believe. Free shipping. The compound tapers he developed to accomplish this were a true innovation to fly rod design. I am still working on getting my 8ft sb rod put back together I'll see how it measures up. $15.65 shipping. by snorider » 12/03/15 11:23, Post South Creek Ltd. is your premier shop for custom, hand-made bamboo fly fishing rods by renowned craftsman Michael D. Clark. I know that life can be messy. Vintage South Bend #290 7 1/2 foot Bamboo Fly Rod Original Rod Tube & Sleeve Excellent Condition. Brown wraps, discolored in places, are the only flaws on this rod. Customs services and international tracking provided. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it. Browsing this Thread: 1 Anonymous Users Bottom Previous Topic Next Topic Register To Post « 1 (2) 3 » Re: Old South Bend bamboo fly rod #16. That rod is actually 7'11" as he felt the taper worked better just a bit short. I just purchased a Southbend Cross Model 1500 bamboo fly rod. A great looking rod in excellent condition. Devine: Devine Fairy - 7ft 6in 3pc 3wt Posted by Rich Margiotta, October 7, 2000. Nickel silver ferrules sizes 13 and 19. Decal indicates this as a post war rod. A 5/6-weight fly rod with a very pleasing, moderately fast action and good power. The original guides and ferrules appear that are intact to be in great shape as well as the wraps. Please understand that rod makers who have developed their tapers, and are active in the community, should not have their tapers cloned, or shared, without their permission, please refrain for asking for those tapers as it infringes on the maker. Marked for an E or HDH line—level 5 or double taper 6. Tim, thanks for the help. If you like tapers, you will find The Lovely Reed by Jay Howells and Fundamentals of Building a Bamboo Fly-Rod by George Maurer and Bernard Elser to be indispensible. Look for your rod … Look for you rod on ebay in the South Bend fishing in advertising. A bamboo fly rod or a split cane rod is a fly fishing rod that is made from bamboo.The British generally use the term "split cane." This rod was crafted between 1946 and 1948. C $526.54. Red wraps sans tipping. This is in like new condition and it is made split bamboo and 4 pieces. Looks to be in great shape. Posts: 461. 8.) SOUTH BEND BAMBOO Fly Rod, Model 57-9, 9 ft., 3/2, Bass Action, Vintage 1947 - $177.96. 9', 3/2 Old bamboo fly rod. Comes with the extra tip section, all sections equal length. A. Bradford Legacy Bamboo Fly Rod: May 2018: $1,999: Thomas and Thomas Bamboo MONTANA Fly Rod: June 2018: $1,900: R.L. If you would like to find out how to become a Sponsor, select the Sponsors/Vendors menu selection. I won't be able to get it for a few weeks or so, but I have a SB 23 8' that I could get the taper off of. A varnish thickness of 0.004 was subtracted by Rich. Each taper is meticulously designed so the rod will be responsive while either being fished with traditional lines or new style skagit heads. mwfick: Post subject: Re: Bamboo help - South Bend. The rod is in excellent condition as shown in the photos. FOR SALE! Quote: gfen wrote: Quote: jeremymcon wrote: I'm thinking maybe the 7 weight line I put on it was a little heavy for the rod. This rod is an original 1 tip rod, and appears to be all original. 0 bids. Each six-sided bamboo fly rod is hand split and hand planed of genuine Tonkin cane harvested from the hillside region along the Sui River in Guangdong Province, China. 9.) The 'South Bend' decal is bold and complete and the "55-9" rod lettering is dark and crisp. Click Here for Rod Raffle. South Bend had gotten into the bamboo fly rod market through the purchase of the Cross Rod Company of Massachusetts in 1926, a move that fortuitously brought the firm the great Wes Jordan, who oversaw production of South Bend Cross rods until the late 1930s. Joined: 2010/6/9 12:35. by snorider » 12/05/15 23:36, Post The reel has some spots of rust or tarnish. The rod its self is in good condition. 9', 3/1, HCH or D, 6-3/8 oz. From Lewistown, PA. Posts: 74. You should be able to take the middle section of an 8.5" SB DF rod and come up with something that will match up pretty well for your 8ft rod, you would just need to cut it 2" shorter at the butt ferrule and maybe make an adjustment or two in the measurements. Good restored condition. These are easily detected by sighting down the length of the rod, and are usually the product of either fighting a particularly large fish, or occasionally from an eccentricity in one’s casting stroke. The # for the rod is worn and I can not make out all the information. Just let me know if you need it. Shipped with USPS insured Priority Mail. The mid has a missing guide. Empty Aluminum Fly Rod Tube 52 1/2" for #3370 8 1/2' $24.99. These take the form 1XX, XX and 3XX, where XX defines the finish, wrap colours and fittings of the rod, and the prefix, or lack of, defines the taper. All pieces and the original bag are in great condition. Joined: 2012/12/9 15:03. We can custom craft a rod to suit your specific needs and tastes. We can custom craft a rod to suit your specific needs and tastes. In all the literature and the advertisement devoted to the object of our passion, we can say indubitably that the discussion of the subject of the rod’s “action” is obviously the weakest, and reveals the least of what it claims to describe. by snorider » 02/16/16 19:00, Post South Creek Ltd. is your premier shop for custom, hand-made bamboo fly fishing rods by renowned craftsman Michael D. Clark. This model was in the top third of the South Bend line in the mid-late 1930s prior to the "Comficient" grip introduction. Clicking on the number will allow you to view the taper, as measured every five inches from the tip. This seems to be a pretty rare bird. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. 125.00. Includes replacement cloth bag and aluminum tube. From United States +C $80.22 shipping estimate. That is why fly rods tend to be described and defined by their tapers. As shown in the photos. or Best Offer . FOR SALE! or Best Offer. Knowing the ferrule sizes will help in determining whether the rod is a trout/wet fly action or dry fly action. Vintage South Bend Split bamboo fly rod 24-8 1/2' in original case. I'll check this over the weekend. Constable : Constable Brokenstraw: Crompton : Tapers for pentas: Cross (SB) South Bend Cross #1500 7.5' Cross (SB) Looking for 8ft south bend tapers: Degere "Digger" Degere 6'6", 2wt. The rod features butterscotch marbleized plastic uplocking reel seat, 5 3/4" "Comificient" grip, floppy ring hook keeper, orange and black variegated silk, Mildrum stripper, South Bend NS ferrules, blued steel snake guides, original marked bag and tube. Headwaters Bamboo has been supplying modern classic and quality affordable bamboo fly rods for over 18 years. 195.00. sold out. I'm pretty sure that aquabonito has a 8' SB. by snorider » 12/02/15 12:02, Post The exchange of tapers forum is for classic and personally developed tapers. From Lewistown, PA. Posts: 74. 0369: South Bend, #55-9,'Best-O-Luck' series varnished 6-strip bamboo fly rod. The original guides and ferrules appear that are intact to be in great shape as well as the wraps. Wesley D. Jordan deserves an honored place in history as one of the truly innovative bamboo rodmakers who had a major impact on the bamboo fly rod as we know it today. Free shipping. The "heyday" of bamboo fly rod production and use was an approximately 75-year period from the 1870s to the 1950s when fiberglass became the predominant material for fly rods. According to discussions on classic fly rod boards, that this a 6-7wt rod. It's a slightly slower rod that would be at home on any trout stream in the east or mid-west. Includes cloth bag and aluminum tube. I would not be surprised if your rod is based on this taper as well... Hey thank you. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. First, imagine that it is the mid 1800’s, and you are sitting down to design a fly rod with this new method, split and glued up bamboo. ↳ Ephemera, empherma and Ephemerella..... ↳ Photos, paintings, written stories and talents. All pieces and the original bag are in great condition. South Bend rods are defined by the model number. Vintage South Bend 2710 fiberglass 5'6" casting rod . South Bend, #55-9 Fly Rod. Looking like new, this vintage Double-Built split-bamboo fly rod has a great feel 'in-the-hand'. The Classic Fly Rod Forum has a Taper Exchange subforum. Modern Classic Bamboo Fly Rods. The rod and the two tips are completely straight and beautifully colored, and all are equal and original length. Popular and fine-casting rod from the 1950s. Constable : Constable Frank Sawyer Nymph Rod??? For example the 346 would be a dry fly action rod, the 46 would be trout action (wet fly) rod, and the 47 would be a bass action rod. by snorider » 12/05/15 12:24, Post So lets take a look at the major categories of bamboo fly rod tapers. Great wall decor. by fishinbub » 02/10/16 19:12, Post Rod has complete South Bend decal on shaft, as well as line designation "E or HDH" as well as "291 - … Leave it as it is. I don't remember the South Bend bamboo rods having a great reputation. These rods all had actions designated as "Trout", "Bass", & "Dry Fly". FOR SALE! Les meilleures offres pour Très joli restauré South Bend modèle 59 Bamboo Fly Rod 81/2 ft. 6 WT. FLY ROD ACTION ACTION AND TAPERS FOR BAMBOO RODS EXCERPTS CHAPTER XII. Here's an opportunity to acquire a seldom offered 'South Bend, Double-Built Model 13', "Bass and Steelhead" split bamboo fly rod. The rod is missing a butt cap and that is about it. Best flies; books, and art. Summers & Co. - Womens Sports ApparelBob with Granddaughter Cara FlyfishingGreat Brown, Rainbow and Cutthroat Fly FishingOutdoor Writer and Used Book SalesFishing and Wing Shooting Guide ServiceGreat Lakes Charter FishingSporting JewlerCustom GunsmithingFine Hand Engraving, 90 River Road, EastTraverse City, Michigan 49696 USAPhone/Fax (231) firstname.lastname@example.org, 2626 - 10. 7'-0", 4 wt: Based on the Payne 98 taper, this smooth & traditional bamboo action rod will cast like a dream. sont sur eBay Comparez les prix et les spécificités des produits neufs et d'occasion Pleins d'articles en livraison gratuite! Websites to check out. C $414.05. 15 watching. In the U.S., most use the term "bamboo." Consider Trout tapers to be swoopier wet fly rods, and the Bass tapers are pretty powerful. I can't find any info on it, as to the age, history and value. The bamboo looks new and is protected by hand applied UV resistive Spar varnish. Thanks . The attractive medallion wraps bracket the label and written data. SOUTH BEND 290 7’6″ BAMBOO FLY ROD $ 260.00. With our blanks, you can outfit it with the hardware that you like and can be fishing bamboo … 7 1/2' South Bend #291 4pc Pack Rod! Everything that I have read has said that the 300 series of South Bend rods is a dry fly action rod. or Best Offer. I think you rod is from the 1930's. A South Bend 290, a few Heddons, an Edwards, a Phillipson, a Granger, an Uslan and a EC Powell. First, imagine that it is the mid 1800’s, and you are sitting down to design a fly rod with this new method, split and glued up bamboo. 1967-2 South Bend model 59. C $362.00 . Here we are! Browsing this Thread: 1 Anonymous Users Bottom Previous Topic Next Topic Register To Post « 1 (2) 3 » Re: Old South Bend bamboo fly rod #16. The rod … By 1927 Martha had issued their first catalog. C $509.60. by snorider » 12/02/15 19:01, Post South Bend Bamboo Fly Rod, see photos to appreciate 112726670773 You would most likely have overlaps in the long sections before trimming that would measure the same between the lower sections of a mid and the upper sections of a butt. When the unthinkable happens and you damage your rod fighting that big fish (or car door), I can help. Anglers across the nation, thanks to the catalogs distribution, were crazy for these new rods. C $961.87. Tapers will be posted under each rodmaker by name, if you wish to submit new tapers, please include a brief description; Don Andersen by jeffkn1 » 12/02/15 14:39, Post Here's an opportunity to acquire a seldom offered 'South Bend, Double-Built Model 13', "Bass and Steelhead" split bamboo fly rod. At one time the only fly rod you could get was made with bamboo and many were mass produced at a low price point. Marked for an E or HDH line—level 5 or double taper 6. Vintage South Bend #346 9' HDH or D Fly Fishing Rod original sock w/ tube Bamboo. Leo had quite a few examples of a South Bend 290 taper that was the fastest bamboo rod I have ever casted and in the hands of an expert (not me) I saw it throw a full flyline. by Windygap1 » 02/20/16 15:42, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited. I can probably help you with the taper. Bright nickel silver, rolled-welt ferrules. The reel has some spots of rust or tarnish. Vintage South Bend Bait Co. Turns out this was the taper, and it made a darn fine dry fly rod once I built a new tip. Top . I know this thread is two months old, so I may be way too late to the party. Harnell South Bend Fishing Rod, Model 2580, 80 lb, 7ft. Fishing rod tapers describe how much a fishing rod bends or flexes under pressure. Different tapers are used for different fishing scenarios as well as for personal preference. 346 9 Ft Mint This is a Vintage Bamboo Fly Rod South Bend Bait Co No. by Erik Osterby » 12/04/15 16:46, Post or … or Best Offer. Fly Rods for sale. Can't say with any certainty because I'm not a rod maker and I don't know the tapers of SB's, but the chart. From United States. In addition to custom rods, we offer a variety of previously owned rods, reels and other fly fishing tackle; A.K. by jeffkn1 » 12/03/15 06:28, Post Orvis has diversified into clothing and country lifestyle products, but of course fly fishing remains the heart of its operations. From United States +C $82.05 shipping. Split Bamboo Fly Rod Vintage South Bend 24 - 9 Stainless W / Tube And Sock. It appears to be a fly rod; however, there are regular guides on it which look to be an addition. Summers & Co. - Womens Sports Apparel Bob with Granddaughter Cara Flyfishing Description South Bend Bamboo Fly Rod#290 7 1/2 Foot with Original Tube Bag Vintage 1948 This is a 2 piece South Bend Bamboo Fly Fishing Rod. S. steelhed New member. There are thousands of existing tapers to choose from as well as custom designed tapers. brockton: Post subject: Re: Bamboo help - South Bend. South Bend Bamboo Fly Rod, Model 57-9, 9 ft., 3/2, Bass Action, 232588708221 Blanks – Build your own bamboo fly rod Many do-it-yourselfers want to build their own bamboo rod but do not want to build the blank. << Back to Vintage Rods & Reels . Best flies; books, and art. ↳ Information About Makers and Manufacturers, ↳ Appraisals & Identification of Bamboo Fly Rods. Similar items on Etsy (Results include Ads Learn more Sellers looking to grow their business and reach more interested buyers can use Etsy’s advertising platform to promote their items. SOUTH BEND BAMBOO Fly Rod, Model 47-9, 9 ft., 3/2, 6 weight, Vintage about 1951 - $116.83. Your rod is post-war, with the HEH taper only offered in the 1949 and 1950 catalogs (although it's possible they could have been available from South Bend by special order into the early 1950's). or Best Offer. In it they listed four models of rods ranging from 7 ½ to 9 feet long made to his compound tapers. Occasionally your bamboo rod may acquire a “set”, or a slight bend somewhere along it’s length. From the late 1940s through the mid-1970s, Orvis made a huge number of bamboo rods, most designed by the legendary Wes Jordan, who earlier had run the rodmaking operations at Cross Rods and later South Bend after the latter company bought Cross. 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