Bluegill Bamboo by gahannafly posted Sep 25, 2017 at 8:07 PM Bamboo Bass by gahannafly posted Sep 25, 2017 at 8:07 PM I recently picked up a south bend 57-8.5 foot fly rod. Rod and varnish looked good but wraps, guides were rusted. I took it to Old Dutchmen, they put on new guides and cleaned up the ferrules. I added a 6 weight line I have had in the garage, a yard sale reel, and a simple deer hair bug. Landed several bluegill and one large mouth first time out. I thought it was pretty cool to bring a 60 year old rod back to life doing what it was meant to. Cheers!