Book-Constructing Cane Rods, Secrets of the Bamboo Fly Rod by Ray Gould....All the secrets to building, fixing, repairing & caring for bamboo rods.
Book-Constructing Cane Rods, Secrets of the Bamboo Fly Rod by Ray Gould. In Constructing Cane Rods, world-renowned rodbuilder Ray Gould shares a lifetime's worth of wisdom about bamboo fly rods. Clear, concise, and to-the-point, Gould's writing is packed with detailed, instructive information on every facet of rod building, repair, and appraisal. Beginning with an overview of commercial rod production and antique rod appraisal, Gould moves on to describe how to properly repair any old rods that might be collecting dust in your basement. He walks you through every component of bamboo fly rods, with photos, diagrams, and charts to clear up any confusion. You'll even learn to make your very own cane rod from scratch, with ample time dedicated to sourcing and utilizing the tools and materials required by this precise and rewarding craft. This is a wonderful book for committed rod builders, collectors, restorers, or anyone who appreciates the humble beauty of a hand-crafted bamboo fly rod. Paperback edition.