The History of Fly Rod Making RSS

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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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