Assuming this to be thus you have made adjustments so small that they are mostly below normal error, and if we allow a factor for variation in natural materials then the exercise becomes entirely futile except as an exercise in applied physics! Different tapers are used for different fishing scenarios as well as for pers. 5 0.0825 The rod action will not resemble a straight line taper any longer. 15 .128 .278 faster tapers. I'm not familiar with Tom Fulk's true arc taper. The 6 for the Hex the 7 for streamers. His prize con sisted of $5 worth of fishing tackle donated by Walford. (Mark Wendt). Why? 20 .140 .298 I will assume that you have calculated those several effects correctly, although I see no details. 90 0.296 157251. 30 0.151 166917 (Mark Dyba), Okay, to continue the discussion, what are they, and why? Halstead. Can't remember which is which without looking in the book, but one is lighter than the other. The mid sections are very different. (Chris Obuchowski). The other point is that in the case of, for want of a better word, 'non-extreme' rods, I believe that what happens in the top 20" is the primary determinant of the line weight. (David Zincavage), I wouldn't turn down a couple of each for crackers. The part of the ferrule that fits on the bamboo on the female side (butt side) had an inside diameter (ID) of .221", or 14/64. 25 0.1405 Another!approach!to!fly!rod!tapers!with!a!lower!thanaverageslope!is!the!much! .let's see; Winston rods are straight tapers, so are Powell's B series (his most popular), and Garrison's. (Jerry Foster). Three piece rods (Victory Series) are useful for packing for travel as they break down into shorter lengths. In the hands of a good caster, this taper will make a fly line do things that amaze. To vary the straight line you can adjust the tip dimension. 0.153 (John Silveira). (Harry Boyd). (Steve Weiss). 0.266 This is the equivalent of a Powell B-8.70, a bit slower than the Powell B-9. Dickerson 8014 Guide. Trying to make sense of the info available online for Dickerson 7613. !Awise!friend!once!advised!beginning!rod!makers! Most of the classic rodmakers continually "fudged" their tapers over the years (sometimes unintentionally due to machine and pattern wear, and sometimes deliberately). I've made at least a dozen Perfectionists (most with a swelled butt so they aren't exactly the same) and all their owners love them. (Paul Blakley), I think a 7'6'' rod is short for any line weight. How did an engineer specializing in nuclear energy, semiconductors, and nanotechnology become the maker of custom bamboo fly rods? I've also made an 8-1/2' with tip dimension of .072, which made a really nice 6/7 weight. The ordeal with the broken rod changed my whole way of looking at ferrule sizes. 15 0.115 163502 Ya'll, I have built this & I use a 6 weight forward on it. I'm just curious if you have a procedure to do this compensation on the taper itself or if you do this by stress calculation methods? Should be a very nice rod, good Taper. The rod in question has a test curve of 4 ozs, by the way. I don't find the 7'6" length to be too short. Dickerson Rods. Well, it's about fishing, family, and passion. (Bob Norwood), That is kind of what I was thinking but if the rod is 7'6", that is 90". Visit us at www.RichterRods.com. 0.214 The long column to the right of that is what we think the raw cane would have measured, subtracting for varnish, and interpolating between our measurements so as to put everything back on 5-inch stations. Just a topic to ponder on these slow summer days. Unknown, so I would hesitate to speculate. 20 0.126 (Robin Haywood). So it seems that we are actually in complete agreement. The Classic Fly Rod Forum has a Taper Exchange subforum. If you decide to switch tapers, the Granger Aristocrat would make a fine replacement. 0.308 (Pete Van Schaack), Has anyone made the Dickerson 8015 guide special at some time? How drastically do you think it would change the action if I pushed the swell out in front of the handle? You are correct, this is just a way of evaluating the effects of adding or subtracting material from different areas along a rods length. I could probably improve just by buying a new cheap file.. An awful lot of fudging, especially as he could have made up tip rings quite easily. In case you didn't get the taper before, here it is: 0.066 In the end I don't want to necessarily build a Dickerson 7613. So the data exists both ways in the spreadsheet. The butts are just not stiff enough, although, in some, the tips are quite satisfactory. To the right of that you'll see there is a column allowing for varnish. Add your article. This rod was masterfully restored by Steve Blake. Tom Smithwick. anyway that's how I do it. Classic Tapers While I have taken great care and pride in developing and testing my own hollowbuilt tapers, there are a handful of classic tapers from the past that I have experience with, that I feel just cannot be improved upon and should be left to stand on their own as a testament to those in the past who took great care and pride in developing these fine fly fishing rods. Perhaps you can see why I think that a £1500 cane rod may be a bargain! 0.369 40 .202 .375 You can build this rod and have a neutral action rod (my term). Tapers will be posted under each rodmaker by name, if you wish to submit new tapers, please include a brief description; Don Andersen. Bill said that the book he has written on the subject is going to the printers and should be out soon.. (No financial interest.) My first few 8013's have 13/64 ferrules and one of them broke off INSIDE of the ferrule. We make the blank ourselves. Both our Rubicon and Touchstone series bamboo rods only use historic tapers from some of the great makers such as Granger, F.E. 42 .194 .066 (Max Satoh), Yep, the drop at the ferrule is .014 which should call for the use of a step down. These are the tapers in David Ray's library, in the order that they appear. Nice taper but you may feel the large flex area on long casts with a 8 WF line. This will be three tips (light, heavy and SLT), three butts (light, heavy, SLT), a parabolic and a hinge. And, it's true, if you were really screwed and couldn't get a Dickerson, and were absolutely forced to rough it with a Payne, I do think you could manage to get by without shedding too many tears. Share. (Stephen Dugmore). It has a butt swell of about .070 also. Straight tapers are just that, nobody needs to develop them, as if they did they wouldn't be straight anymore. The resulting rod won't know the difference and neither will you when you cast it. On Corrib I used an 8'8''#4 nearly all the time, in fact I designed it for the job. OK, the rod was a Paul Young Perfectionist. So a 13 size ferrule has a female and male sleeve that is .203 and a male insert that is .1718 or 11/64's. Ten measurements on the butt and ten stations on the tip. Design notes: Dennis Higham's 861711 found in David Ray's taper archive is also designated a 'D' model. Building / Restoring Bamboo Fly Rods > Dickerson 7613 . With Top Ten Tapers you can now fish your own custom made bamboo rod for the price of mid-level graphite rod. A small price to pay for the convenience of modern plastic lines. I want to build a rod that does what a Dickerson 7613 does when casting and fished. It will be one of the rods in what I am calling my Basic Reference Taper set. 40 0.180 146694 AFTM 6 Seller: newname1 (1,972) 100%, Location: Ellijay, Georgia, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 224272282442 Dickerson 7613 Vintage Bamboo Fly Rod Reproduction ~ 7'6" ~ 5 wt . Starting at a tip dimension specific to a given line weight you add diameter to the length of the rod in linier increments until you reach the rod length you want. If quick, powerful rods are to your liking then take a close look at The Dickerson designs. It you look at the 8013 it is a 5/6 wt with a tip that's a little stronger than the 7613's but not by much. 5 .326 .168 At Headwaters Bamboo Rod Company we build our rods based on proven historical tapers. And use the information and data dimensions in Ray Gould's book to adjust the planning form to create the rod taper. They were severely inhibited by several difficulties. Line Size Tip Size (Chris Obuchowski), Hexrod’s library seems to suggest otherwise. Granger. 0.369 E. Garrison. 0.168 It also is fine on smaller streams. Dickersons original taper was as Mark stated and a true 5 wt. I can add that there is not one single straight line taper for each line weight. It is truely stunning with the sparvarnish hand rubbed finish. We make the blank ourselves. Each of our tapers are named after a world class Oregon fly fishing river. The second you deviate from a straight line, no matter how you want to describe it, the fact that there was a straight line is irrelevant. (Robin Haywood), Why don't you design some roll casting ability into every rod? (Frank Stetzer, Hexrod, Taper Archive, Rodmakers Archive), I'm grateful to you for that point because a recent post referred to straight taper Garrisons and I wonder if he meant straight stress "curves". #fish #bass #fishing #flyrods. Because of subjective issues like feel and personal prejudices, not to mention fashion, we "adjust" this a bit in fishing rods. All measurements were taken over varnish. If you want to make overweight rods with unnecessarily heavy tips and relatively floppy butts then straight tapers will deliver. When selecting a quality bamboo fly rod blank, the details matter. Thomas, Payne, Dickerson, Gillum, Halstead, and Leonard . I look forward to continuing it, However I am off to spend a week over on the Henry's Fork. He only made roughly 650 rods over the course of his lifetime and their scarcity, coupled with his prominence, has made them highly … Except for where the swell begins, the butts are similar as well. This first set was posted on The Classic Fly Rod Forum by Jeff Fultz. We Build on Tapers from Payne, Winston, Orvis, Garrison, PH Young, Phillipson, FE Thomas, Dickerson and Leonard. Winding check, hook keeper, and ferrules are all nickel silver. Amherst Scarborough 8653 3/2 8.5 ft 5 wt 95 is actually 91 station. Classic Dickerson fly rods were designed to cast silk line. All but the parabolic and the hinge will have the same ferrule dimension so tips and butt sections can be interchanged to create any of the major taper variations. There are many ways to skin this cat. 8’ 0” 6-wt; 4.7 … First, no one casts the same. NEW FLY RODS FOR SALMON, STEELHEAD … From 80 to 85, there is an increase of ~.070. .288@30 It has a small flex area in the lower tip with a stronger butt sloping up toward the end with a good butt swell; fast rod. (Robin Haywood), Is 8'4" a bit long for a 4 wt.? It seems several people have made rods for a given ferrule size (Dickerson #) with a size larger Super-Z. On a theoretical straight line or linear taper the rod would load progressively down to the handle. (Robin Haywood). Dennis looked over his rod and it, too, has two nodes right next to each other. Hence the short butt long tip "BSAS" conformation of some of the better iterations. characteristics. There seems to be a misunderstanding about the results this yields. But nobody has a right to ask me to share it. This is one of the best introductions on Bamboo Rod Tapers Hope you enjoy it!) 0.214 Tapers are very personal things. The flaming is beautiful on the bamboo. The taper I used was from "The Lovely Reed." A taper is a bamboo rod term that defines the rod length, optimal line weight, and rod flex action. (Ted Godfrey), I can say the one I don't like is the one in Ray Gould’s fine book, 'Cane Rods, Tips and Tapers', page 85. From repairing a broken rod to restoring a vintage rod or family A Dickerson taper. (Robin Haywood). (Will McMurrey), Just very briefly, a Castle Connell taper is a good example, where you have a curious reverse taper in the upper part of the lower half of the rod. 7 wt 0.0790 Don't leave us hangin' here with a sniper shot and leave... ;-) (Mark Wendt), Truth be known, I prefer Payne to Dickerson. It could very well be that you could order just as fast a Payne. All the blanks are hand-planed from well-cured Demarest cane with the correct node arrangements. An engineer by training, Garrison's approach was characteristically precise and mathematical, and many of his tapers are still … 70 0.271 10 .310 .159 Dickerson 801510 D (= für HDH – Seidenschnur, oder ca. I would also like to know why a Dickerson 7613 taper imparts those characteristics. (Matthew French), Different rods, the 8014 is a true 6wt, the 8014G (G stands for guide) is a heavier rod, a point and shoot, no false cast, lay out a ton of line type rod. I've been working. Some rods might in fact be best with a line weight that falls between two designated ones eg. 65 0.2565 They were both practicing engineers! This gives a quick, accurate impression as to what type of taper the rod is made from (straight, parabolic, compound, etc.) Since it was a know Dickerson Taper and not a myth I set out to recreate how I think Lyle would of done it and it came out sweet. However if we can define specific regions (tip, middle, butt) and understand the effect of removing or adding material in these areas. This system could also be very helpful to understand why a classic taper feels the way it feels. My experience with Dickerson tapers is limited but the #7011 Dickerson reproduction I cast last summer near Lovells Michigan was a beauty. That's so the swell is still in the action length. Currently these are the rods that we reproduce and would be honored to make for you. raywright. That is all I did! Many of our bamboo rods are based on proven classic tapers. The quality of the cane, the type of glue used, flaming or heat treating, all make some difference. Inquiring solvent-afflicted minds want to know. (Will Price). A small price to pay for the convenience of modern plastic lines. The guy turns out to be a top casting instructor. 85 0.296 138357 (Bob Norwood). The Garrison tip would be .078, B-9 tip would be .059, and a fast .018/5" drop a tip of .035. My bamboo fly rods are built per the specific tapers of classic makers, such as Paul Young, Everett Garrison, and H.L. (John Channer), I have never been able to describe to anyone else how a rod feels to them. 15 .258 .144 Help from forum members would be welcomed. Stress curves are an integral part of this process and have to be evaluated. Dickerson Rods. 0.360 (Jay Hake). The swell starts at the 80" mark which will be under the cork assuming I have a grip and an insert roughly 10" in length. If you want a starting point then make the rate of taper 20 thousandths per inch and hollow build to 50 or 60% of original wall thickness. Inevitably, if part of the strain is caused by rings ferrules and varnish, as it must be, then its resultant effect will detract from the weight of line that rod will cast. Someday we will pass around a silk line WITH the Project 8013 rod and you can decide for … Also, could someone post the version which used to be on the Rodmakers site. Dickerson made fast, stiff fly rods and had the ability to transfer these qualities to his line of lighter and shorter rods. Powell … .but like most opinions you will find that many on this list (and in the world at large) are not going to agree with you. 20 .245 .130 The colors used blend very well together on this fly rod it is gorgeous. The rod I measured generally has 3/3 node spacing with the exception of two nodes falling right next to each other. I Have commented additionally, if trivially in a private post on the other points. John P. has the Original Dickerson 7612 taper, a very rare rod but John understandably will not share the taper. These tapers are proven to be timelessly effective, and I don’t see a reason to mess with a good thing. Its the old problem, everyone wants to tell us what they think the answer is, but they never want to tell us why in terms unequivocal and universal! 3 wt 0.0638 With matching tips This rod has been deeply flamed . As new never used Dickerson 7613 Vintage Bamboo Fly Rod Reproduction. Click Here for Rod Raffle I believe he told me he placed his roll casting hinge 10"-15" above the handle, depending on rod length. I repaired the rod with by putting on a custom ferrule. At the Grayling gathering, Bill Harms gave a presentation of Marinaro's approach to rod design. (Mark Wendt), Dickerson (like all of us who draw their own tubing) used 1/64 wall tubing to construct his ferrules. Orvis. In fact, I used this taper, hollow built, when taking the FFF casting certification test. Made several of them. I did subtract the .006 when I made mine and I love it as I do every Dickerson taper that I've cast. So far all those posted were missing the 1st station on the butt section. 15 0.1115 (Bret Reiter), I call this one a seven too. (Will Price), Is not 7'6'' a bit short for a five weight? To accomplish this I have added bamboo to compensate for the ferrule and the Varnish & Guides.. After looking at the taper which has a fairly big step down at the ferrule I decided in my humble opinion to put some of the cane back... about .01". That is up to the tip transition point, or max tip stress point according to Garrison. I can also build any taper you want, so if you don’t see it listed below, don’t worry – I’ll still get it built. (Will Price) Payne 101 - 7.5' 5wt. Visit us at www.RichterRods.com. Each rod comes with two tips. Check thm over carefully for typos before using. If it's starting at the cork, somebody got their dimensions messed up. Reid Bamboo Fly Rods Classic Tapers. But the overwhelming factor is the thickness of the material. (Robin Haywood). (Inches) (Inches) Stress And this set of conditions is very narrow. 0.350 There are about 4 to 5 version of the 7013, I like the 1970 version the best. (Harry Boyd). 35 0.162 166451 . The tips look essentially the same. In fact, I had great trouble casting the bloody thing. There are some differences between their tapers and line sizes, however they are all somewhat medium fast. So this spring I made the Dickerson 8014 Guide taper and prefer it for Lake Bass and larger bluegill. 10 0.101 154505 All 5wt with identical terminal tip and butt dimensions. It seems that a Garrison-type taper with a straight, flat stress curve would be the most likely to be tolerable. to use it on trout other than the Yough, Savage River reservoir and some lakes. Variations below this point have more to do with the character of the rod than the line weight. 0.153 I made the Dickerson 7613 from the numbers in Jack Howells book. Right, I've printed that off and made a brief study. This butt can be a foot shorter than the tip and of straight taper. (Nick Nasello), I made the Dickerson 8615 last year for lake bass and liked it but it does get to be a bit if a bear to cast after about 3 hours. in practice however, there is little point in going below 7'6'', really. Its just simply to do with maximum stiffness (IE minimum deflection) for a given material weight. It was considerably more effortless to use than my colleagues 8'6'' to 9' supposedly #4 carbons. The 1970 Dickerson has the same type tip as the 1952 except it has a very shallow flex in the upper butt and a faster swell into the butt, a 4/5 wt, faster rod. Orvis passed the 60,000 bamboo rods made number quite some time back and of course is still making them. I would be interested to hear Bob Norwood's approach on this issue. Except that they are US rated and thus #5's! Dickerson 7613 7 1/2 foot 2-piece 5 weight Mid flex We specialize in hand crafting bamboo fly rods using vintage tapers. They look very representative to what I have seen. (Weren't they made in a garage?) Tapers will be posted under each rodmaker by name, if you wish to submit new tapers, please include a brief description; Don Andersen. The taper on David Ray's site is an 861711D. European_Rod_Tapers (2006) – (Wolfram Schott) – About Spey Rods, Grant’s Greehart Rods, Hardy, Pezon et Michel, Hørgård, Sharpe, and Tapers of 24 One-Hand- and 25 Two-Hand Rods. It's a 7 wt too but being a little shorter is easier on the arm and shoulder due to the shorter lever arm length. (Greg Holland), Who knows, he may have just been responding to a client request, presume he had to eat. 0.128 In the upper left corner, in blue, you'll see the real measurements we took, for all 3 flats at each measurement point. I search on Google and didn't come up with anything. he then concludes with a diabolical smile. That's not a lot to ask is it? If you add bamboo the the tip of the rod, you have changed its mass (MOI/MOE) relative to what it was. 10 0.097 (David Zincavage), You can inform your authority that he is wayyyyyyyyyy off base!! 80 0.296 121171 I have a tough time roll casting over about 65' with any rod, no matter how long or limber. 5 .096 .244 0.205 DICKERSON 801610 - 8' 3/2 - 5wt … Rod lengths & tapers: DICKERSON 8013 RBS Special - 8' 2/2 - 5wt - honey colored - the legendary 8013 Special is an impressive and powerful med/fast action all-round trout -- taper miked from a Ray Bergman original shop rod. I add a few thousandths to the last 3 inches to get a better fit. 9 wt 0.0890. An 861711 would be an 8 1/2' three piece, with the butt-to-mid ferrule being a size 17, and the mid-to-tip ferrule being a size 11. … 13/12. Here is a Dickerson 8014, one version of his classic 8 foot 6 weight. This taper, starting with a .068 tip dimension, makes a great middle distance 8' WF6 or 7-1/2' 5wt. Bamboo is flamed and features brown/black jasper wraps, stainless snake guides, and an amber butt guide. It's the important half, too, the other one is less important than line weight, I refer you to the basic laws of aerodynamics, this post is already too long! Currently we offer fourteen different rods, each with its own unique But you also have the opportunity to add or remove material any ware alone the length of that rod and doing so will have an taper specific effect on the casting/fishing characteristics of the rod. (Timothy Troester). Especially if you know how the rods actually cast. (pre embargo cane) built on the 7012 Dickerson taper. Lots of things can have an impact on the performance of a bamboo fly rod. My experience with Dickerson tapers is limited but the #7011 Dickerson reproduction I cast last summer near Lovells Michigan was a beauty. double taper silk lines at short ranges. An excellent casting rod with plenty of backbone. A taper is a fishing rod term that defines the rod length, optimal line weight, and rod flex action. If someone asks me about a fast rod, I always think of Lisle Dickerson, although there certainly were many others. Rod lengths & tapers: DICKERSON 8013 RBS Special - 8' 2/2 - 5wt - honey colored - the legendary 8013 Special is an impressive and powerful med/fast action all-round trout -- taper miked from a Ray Bergman original shop rod. Neither of the Powell's on Hexrod are straight taper, I have no Winston tapers handy. My bamboo fly rods are built per the specific tapers of classic makers, such as Paul Young, Everett Garrison, and H.L. As new never used Dickerson 7613 Vintage Bamboo Fly Rod ReproductionMade by Top Ten Tapers in Twinsburg, Ohio. This is one of those bio-feedback things you must be self taught IMHO. misunderstood!parabolic!taper. (Steve Weiss), That opens up another question. Bamboo fly rod with Paul Young Midge taper. It's why I'm fussy about ring weight on the tips of rods below #6. Paul Young. The other issue is mandrels and they just don't come in 1/128 sizes. I would suggest you should RESPECT the man (as well as EC Powell and others) who made contributions to providing us all with tools to understand and continue to develop taper design (Hexrod being one, a powerful and easily applied tool, I believe based on Garrison's math). Each of our bamboo fly rods are made by hand and every rod is a unique work of art. (Al Baldauski). And use the information and data dimensions in Ray Gould's book to adjust the planning form to create the rod taper. The point is this: a straight taper only leads to a flat stress curve, as you say, UNDER THE RIGHT CONDITIONS. 75 0.2855 3 months after I had the guy back on the phone asking me to make another one as its the best rod he has ever had. As for the ferrule size, I use a 14/64 ferrule. 65 0.248 134403 The rest of the shown increase is, in my opinion, just for looks. You can draw a straight line between the tip and the butt of any taper. Suggest that you subtract .006 for varnish. Maybe they were off a little but I have no reason to believe that if his 13 die were 13.5 he would not have marked it thusly. 217K 3/2 - a strong Kreider-derived taper Dickerson 7613 (2/2) (modified with a stronger tip and less butt) ... All these fly rods are built in my Pocono Mountain workshop from original tapers that I have worked on. And use the information and data dimensions in Ray Gould's … (Robin Haywood). When things are stated incorrectly, many of the newer makers on the list can get very confused. beyond $5,000. As an example, a fast action rod is one that has a relatively soft tip and a stiffer butt section, where most of the rods flex is in the uppermost section(s) of the rod. 45 .216 .375 A slow action and one of the most accurate rods I've ever cast. As to my question about the ferrules is, your rods say, e.g. All he needed to do was speed up the butts, preferably with a concave taper form, and he would really have been cooking with gas! Great conversation. A William Abrams "Ray Bergman Special" Dickerson taper fly rod, 8', 2-piece, 2-tip, built for a #5 line. Grayrock 96. Howell says "they are just different" in his book, but I am looking for something bit more specific. They would be; The Straight line taper is the most basic and then the six major deviations of the SLT. All tapers are based solely or partially on the combinations of these basic deviations from the SLT. Rods › Custom Rods; Signature Rods ... Blanks; Contact; Classic Hexagonal Tapers: There are hundreds if not thousands of classic tapers that are available to rodmakers. 80 0.3 Interesting problems you're having. I think you are being a tad myopic, if you can't see that .016, .014, and .015 AVERAGE OUT to equal .014". You can vary the slope to get the "speed" you want (Garrison's are .013/5"; a B-9 .015/5"; and I've built them as fast as .018/5"). Do any rod makers sells rods they do not like? Step Down debate again. This is merely about applying engineering principles to designing a rod for a particular application. Conversely, the .202 is at the low end of fit for a 14/64. One authority I know claims Jim Payne actually built more fly rods than Orvis. I really must stir myself to come and fish them, it's time that's the enemy. 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