Bamboo Rod Building Class November 2011
Mark M. has started building his bamboo fly rod here at Raine Hollowbuilt Fly Rods. He chose the 8 foot, 5 weight “Upper Sac Special” for his first bamboo fly rod. Below is the slide show of his build, as it happens. As an aside, Mark brought his own Walton Powell Hexagraph rod, built for him by Walton himself. Mark took Walton fishing on the Bitterroot years ago, and the rod maker sent him a rod as a gift!
Notice that during the bamboo rod building process that we lost electricity! We were working by lantern light from 11 am to 5 pm on Wednesday. Just shows to go ya that you can build a bamboo fly rod without electricity! Mark signed his rod and plans to give it to his father for Christmas!