Tuesday’s rod making class

The real work begins!  Here Luke and Jim are hard at work during their week long bamboo rod making class.  Tuesday is splitting, straightening and pressing bamboo strips.

Luke is splitting cane for his bamboo fly rod

The phrase “hand split bamboo fly rod” takes on a special meaning after spending some time reducing the width of the strips with just your hands!

The art of splitting cane

Careful instruction yields outstanding results.  Both Jim and Luke had outstanding control over the widths of their strips after just a few tries.  Controlling the width of the bamboo makes the subsequent operations easier and faster.


Posted by on February 21st, 2010

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