Fundamentals of Building A Bamboo Fly-rod

Fundamentals of Building A Bamboo Fly-rod

Book - 2002
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Spurred in part by a quest for something authentic in a mostly synthetic world, more and more anglers are abandoning high-tech graphite fly-rods in favor of those hand-crafted from bamboo. Fly-anglers, most of whom tie their own flies, are now looking to make their own split-cane fly-rods. Bamboo is cheap, and the tools needed to build finished rods are simple and few. What is needed is patience, a steady hand, and a book that explains the process with clarity and detail. This is that book.

Co-author George Maurer has built some of the finest and most innovative bamboo rods seen in a generation. His student Bernard Elser explains this exacting craft in simple, precise steps. Each chapter begins with a list of tools and the time needed to complete the step described. Photographs and illustrations throughout illuminate key points of the process.
Publisher: Woodstock, Vt. : Countryman Press ; New York, NY : Distributed by Norton, 2002.
Edition: 1st pbk. ed., rev.
ISBN: 9780881505702
Branch Call Number: 799.124 MAU
Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Elser, Bernard P.


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