May 2010 Rod Building Class Sunday and Monday Casting and Splitting Bamboo

This month’s rod building class got off to a fast start!  Culm selection, splitting and straightening cane, roughing and binding the pieces for the bamboo fly rod occurred quickly.

John tries out the Upper Sac Special

John started off his week Sunday afternoon, casting a couple of bamboo fly rods.  He ended up selecting the Raine Upper Sac Special taper for his build.

John splitting cane for his bamboo fly rod

John decided to use the Payne method of culm selection and got to work splitting the cane.  It wasn’t too long before he had the culm split into workable strips.

Posted by on May 10th, 2010

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