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Vintage Bamboo: First Time Fishing

Producer: Wooly Bugged

This is the fourth video in a series where Michael Evanko fly fishes for trout with vintage fly rods. In this video, Evanko meets up with Nate Liscum (employee at The Feathered Hook in Coburn) and uses a bamboo fly rod for the first time. The rod used is not a high-end rod but rather a cheaper one purchased on eBay. This 7′-6″ three piece rod was made in Japan in the 1950s and imported into the United States. The text on the side of the rod says Ted Sykes, Finest Tonkin Cane. If anyone has information on this rod, please share it in the comments below.

The body of water fished in this video is a tributary to Big Pine Creek, located in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. This stream is with 150 yards of a state forest road, although the steep terrain may deter many from fishing it. The water temperature at the time of filming was 58 degrees. All of the brook trout caught by Evanko in this video were caught on either Chubby Chernobyl Ant or Parawulff patterns. The brook trout caught by Nate Liscum were all caught on a black Woolly Bugger.