The best concise description of a split bamboo fly rod.

"a useful thing, beautifully made"
-Hiram Hawes

mandag 2. januar 2012

Tiny strips and a Happy New Year.

Finally one can breathe out after a long Christmas celebration. It was not so much rod building as I had planned. But now it's the start of the new year and the plane blades are razor sharp and ready for action. I managed to get some hours in the workshop, so the tip section for the 7' 3 wt rod is finally ready for gluing. The planingform are set and ready for the but section. So now it's just to get started with the planing.

The tiny strips for the tip section.

Always a good feeling when control measurements show that the taper is correct.