Owning a handcrafted bamboo fly rod lets you experience a piece of functional art when catching trout.
This short video of famous Granger bamboo fly rods demonstrates why fishing with one brings the experience to a whole new level.
Granger bamboo fly rods, such as those featured here, are becoming rarer by the minute for buyers. However, there are other options on the market. Orvis has an exceptional line of bamboo fly rods, or you can even purchase kits that will allow you to build your own from shops such as the Angler's Roost. Bamboo fly rods have a light feel and action that is hard to match with synthetic rods, making it an experience every fly fisherperson should try at least once.
When you use a bamboo fly rod, you are drawing a connection back to the earliest fly fishing traditions of America and the Old World. Find a friend who has a bamboo fly rod or go down to your local fly shop to try one out. Like the trout you pursue, I guaranteed you will be hooked.