Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class Fridayba

Friday morning’s bamboo fly rod making class had Paul prepping his “bonus strips” for a second tip.  Paul had made such great progress during the week that he decided to make a matching tip for his bamboo fly rod!  This happens on a regular basis, and is happily accomodated by Raine Hollowbuilt Fly Rods.

Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class Roughing Strips for Bonus Tip

Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class Roughing Strips for Bonus Tip

Paul continues to plane strips while making a second matching tip to his bamboo fly rod:

Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class Planing Second Rod Tip

Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class Planing Second Rod Tip

With all strips planed, Paul starts the glue up of his second tip:

Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class Rod Glue Up

Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class Rod Glue Up

After gluing up the second rod tip, Paul continues to finish up with the butt and tip sections finished on Thursday:

Bamboo Rod Making Class Laying Out Snake Guides

Bamboo Rod Making Class Laying Out Snake Guides

Here Paul is laying out the snake guides on the tip section of his fly rod.  After gluing on the tip top, Paul affixes the snake guides, spacing them according to the layout.  Using the Raine binder, twists have been virtually eliminated, making the wrappingof the rod straight-forward and any further straightening virtually eliminated.

Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class Wrapping Guides

Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class Wrapping Guides

Here Paul is wrapping the tip section on a Sully’s Wrapper with the Raine modifications to spool holders and tensioners.

Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class Varnishing Wraps

Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class Varnishing Wraps

Paul puts the finishing touches on his rod sections.  Filling in the wraps with varnish is an exacting practice.

Stay tuned for Saturday!

Posted by on October 23rd, 2009

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