The Lesser Widgets of Bamboo Fly Rod Making

Building bamboo fly rods is an interesting and fun way to make a living.  But easy, it ain’t.  Building a bamboo fly rod has been called, ” 40 hours of honest work”.  One of the big issues in building bamboo fly rods is not turning said rod into a tomato stake 30 hours into it.  The Lesser Widgets of Bamboo Fly Rod Making allow the rod maker to keep the quality up without the need to grow too many tomatoes.

So here is a solution for rodmakers wanting to put the final tuning on a fine bamboo fly rod, and well, are older rodmakers.

Bamboo fly rod lesser widgets

Bamboo fly rod lesser widgets

Bamboo fly rod lesser widget

Bamboo fly rod lesser widget

Giving the final touches to a fine  bamboo fly rod need not be painfull. These lesser widgets make the final alignment of the rod much less so.

Posted by on February 25th, 2009

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