Bamboo Flyrods

I was fishing on the Watagua River last week with Forrest Reynolds and in the middle of our float, on a particular back cast, I broke my beloved Justin Charles Bamboo Flyrod... It was my favorite... My friend Bill Deaton, who turned me onto Bamboo rods, immediately loaned my his Granger Victory a fantastic rod built in 1936... I also was able, again with Bill's help, to take Bamby (my affectionate name for the JC) to Richard Tyree's shop near the Nashville Moter Speedway where Richard agreed to fix the busted rod! I am fortunate to have friends who know about these things... having Richard work on Bamby is like haveing Darryl Waltrip as your chauffeur... I am blessed!