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Watch as this Craftsman builds his own Bamboo Fly Fishing Rod

The ultimate fly fishing DIY project has to be building your own bamboo fly rod.

Tying your own flies for fly fishing can bring great satisfaction, but I cannot think of any other project that would bring a fly fisherman more joy than building his own bamboo fly rod.

Before graphite, bamboo was the go-to material for fly anglers and they used to be sold all across North America and Great Britain; now they are built by only a few craftsmen in the U.S. and Canada.

Watch as this gentleman walks you through building a bamboo fly rod and talks about the great sport of fly fishing.

That is the pinnacle of DIY for the fly angler and one that I may add to my bucket list.

Any fly fishing enthusiast can appreciate this as functional art in starting with simple lengths of bamboo and creating a magnificent fly rod.

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Watch as this Craftsman builds his own Bamboo Fly Fishing Rod