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Bamboo Fly Fishing Rods – How They Are Made

  Bamboo fly fishing rods are true classics that are in demand. Beyond a doubt the best fly fishing rod material is good bamboo properly selected, cured, split, glued, and correctly proportioned. It possesses strength combined with lightness, resiliency, pliancy, power and balance in greater degree than either steel or solid woods.   Let's dive right in.   The Making of Bamboo Fly Fishing RodsFormerly anglers and rod makers could draw fine distinctions between male and female Calcutta and Tonkin "canes". But under present conditions good Calcutta is very rare and the word "Calcutta" is becoming merely a trade term.   Good bamboo of all kinds is more difficult to obtain and a good piece of Tonkin is better than...

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Bamboo Fishing Rods – Still Around and Used Today

  You may not have known that bamboo fishing rods were the true original fly fishing rods pre-dating our current versions. They were used for a long time before they came along.   Lets dive right in.   Bamboo Fishing Rods Are Still Around   Modern technologies have developed a lot of easy and convenient things for us. For anglers who love to catch fish, one of modern technology’s contributions is evident with the development of the fly fishing rod.   Largely Replaced   The modern versions have largely replaced bamboo fishing rods as the staple fly fishing rod seen today.   Originally fly fishing rods were simply made from bamboo and split cane.   But before bamboo was discovered...

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