Visdomsord

The best concise description of a split bamboo fly rod.

"a useful thing, beautifully made"
-Hiram Hawes

tirsdag 25. oktober 2011

Some hard work.

There are quite a few sticks to be planed. So it's good to get started.

















The cane stick ready for action.

















Some sticks ready for the glue.























Well....the season has just ended but I still dreaming of the next one.

6 kommentarer:

  1. Very cool site! I stumbled onto it from G. Lech and his blogroll. I have to admit that I don't yet own a bamboo rod but I've been building my own graphite flyrods for several years and would love to someday give bamboo a shot. I'll be following along....

    SvarSlett
  2. G Lech
    Thanks

    HighPlainsFlyFisher
    Thanks. Yes there's something special with the bamboo feeling.

    SvarSlett
  3. Thanks again for sharing this creative process. I bet all that hard work is worth it when you catch that first fish and put a bend on it:) Travels up the rod and right into the soul. Looking forward to the rest of the posts. Just curious if you use that book in the pic as a guide or step by step? Could you tell me what the name of the Book is please :) ? Tight lines.

    Trout

    SvarSlett
  4. Thanks.
    The book's name is "A Masters Guide To Build A Bamboo Fly Rod" by Everett Garrison & B. Carmichael.
    It was the first book I bought and it is could the "bible" among many builders. The book is great but I got two other books that I use more as a guide when building. "Handcrafting Bamboo Fly Rods" by Wayne Cattanach. And George E. Maurer and Bernard P. Elser's book Fundamentals of Building a Bamboo Fly-Rod.

    SvarSlett
  5. Hejsa Jan

    I just discovered your blog and i must say i really like your rods, Nice job.
    I envy your splicing jig, is it home made ?

    Kind regards Mads
    Knudsen77aarhus@hotmail.com

    SvarSlett