Splitting Cane: Friday’s Highlights Making Bamboo Fly Rods

Friday morning had both students busily wrapping their bamboo fly rods.   Affixing the guides and strippers in the correct intervals ensured that the rods would cast smoothly, as well as take in and let out line effortlessly.  Some tricks of the trade were handed out, and both Jeff and Jon got to wrapping their rods.

Seeing the humor in cutting the wrong thread while wrapping a bamboo fly rod!

Jeff hard at work wrapping his bamboo fly rod section

The two friends were having too much fun together, so I had to separate them.  Jon was busy in the time-out room doing his work.

Jon patiently wrapping his bamboo fly rod section with Pearsall's silk.

Posted by on June 16th, 2010

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