The History of Fly Rod Making RSS

Anglers break fly rods in endless ways and it is always frustrating and often expensive. Here is a list of the most common ways fly rods are broken and how to prevent it...

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Small streams seeped into my soul years ago and never left. I still find them captivating and wonderful. Especially so when they hold trout. Perhaps it’s because I started exploring vernal pools as a child, and the fascination I felt then for these transient ecosystems has never ebbed. Pollywogs, newts, fairy shrimp, daphnia, and mosquito larva appeared suddenly, for me mysteriously, from oversized puddles that might have been dry land the week before. As a teenager, wandering further afield, I started exploring local Connecticut small creeks and seasonal flows where I found minnows, frogs, and bullheads. Then, one magical day...

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Split-cane bamboo fly rods became the instrument of choice for fly casters. Edmund Garrison is remembered as one of the great rod-makers. He manufactured 650 rods in painstaking fashion during his working life, which spanned the 1930s through 1960s...

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The rich history of rod making spans the globe and goes back hundreds of years. One of the earliest written references was in the 15th century; the book, Treatyse, stated that a fishing rod should be cut during the winter (when the wood was driest) from a hazel, aspen, or willow tree....

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