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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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