Here's a great tutorial on what goes into making a custom bamboo fly rod. Watch how a skilled craftsman puts the finishing touches on a great rod.
You're about to see a work of art unfold before your very eyes.
Hand-making a custom bamboo fly rod never looked more beautiful. Watch as a master builder known as K. R. Lee shows what it takes, start to finish, to put an amazing bamboo rod in the hands of hungry anglers everywhere.
It may not have the big name logo on it that you are used to seeing, but by the end you'll want one of these excellent rods in your fly fishing paws!
Here's what it takes:
Now there's five minutes well spent!
From splitting the bamboo blanks and planing them down, to heating, binding, and taper adjustment this master craftsman does it all and does it by hand!
Certainly he has all the right tools at his disposal, but just watching him do the binding is amazing. Start right here to see a closer look and even view some pricing. (hint: right click- translate to English)
Once the varnishing is done it really starts to look like a work of art, and after you see his signature on the rod do you want one yet?
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