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Report: Fly Fishing & Bamboo
Rod Fair 2005, Camp Sherman, Oregon
On the banks of the Metolius River near Sisters, Oregon each year for the last four years, Roger White has organized and conducted the Bamboo Rod Fair. Each year it has grown and this year's event, held July 16th, was the largest of all.
Headliner, Jason Borger, presented both casting demonstrations and did a book signing. Others, such as John Judy and Judith O’Keefe, gave seminars and more, in this friendly and jovial atmosphere.
There were cane rods dating to the mid-1800’s shown and even cast by the enthusiastic crowd, and many rod builders were on hand to show off and sell their wares.
Factory representatives came as well, displaying everything from low-end graphite rods to some of today’s finest factory made rods and reels.
There were six of us tying flies for the interested folks that perused the show and there were demonstrations of bamboo rod building methods with one being assembled at the Fair raffled off to some lucky attendee. My arm was tired from trying several fine rods from 4’ 4” to 9’ but the highlight to me was to
handle a one-piece 5’ 9” rod that was a gift to Bill Nelson from Lee Wulff when the Federation of Fly Fishers was formed at Eugene, Oregon in the early 1960’s.
This is a fine affair that I would recommend to anyone, whether you love cane rods or not. Consider putting it on your calendar for next year.
A boat docked in a tiny Mexican coastal village. An American tourist
complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked
how long it took him to catch them.
"Not very long," answered the Mexican.
"Well, then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" asked the
The Mexican explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his
needs and those of his family.
The American asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"
"I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a siesta
with my wife. In the evenings, I go into the village to see my friends,
have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs...
I have a full life."
The American interrupted, "I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help
you! You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the
extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat.
With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second
one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of
trawlers. Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can
negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your
own plant. You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico
City, Los Angeles, or even New York City! From there you can direct your
"How long would that take?" asked the Mexican.
"Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years," replied the American.
"And after that?"
"Afterwards? That's when it gets really interesting," answered the
American, laughing. "When your business gets really big, you can start
selling stocks and make millions!"
"Millions? Really? And after that?"
"After that you'll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the
coast, sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take
siestas with your wife, and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying
Author unknown, forwarded to us by Rusty Moen.
Fishing The Sea of Cortez
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