5.5 bamboo feet (an unforgettable gift)

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One day, years ago, Carlos Tam came from his home Bella Vista (Buenos Aires) to Sierras de Córdoba to fish some lovely streams with a new creation from his workshop , once arrived, he joined me and a couple of friends who wanted to know him.
Carlos was a true gentleman and very exceptional bamboo fly rod maker and fly fisher. In those times his reputation was well known in this region and, in fact, the reason of the expectation generated in some local anglers.
I always considered his friendship a blessing, and I was always proud to be his host.
The “new creation” was a wonderful 5.5 feet bamboo fly rod that he designed exclusively for the typical small streams of Córdoba province. He put the rod in my hands and simply said me: “please,try it… “.
I was shocked but very interested for the performance of the rod and after making all possible casts of my repertory, I turned to him saying: “amazing!, no one but you could have designed such a perfect rod for little streams of Pampa de Achala…”
In a last look i noticed the inscription “Achala” in one of the faces of the butt of the rod.
Carlos smiling said : “thanks, now it´s your rod for brookies!”

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