Category Archives: Rods

Making the Grip

Pre-made rod grips are available, but I chose to buy cork rings. This fiberglass blank is .435 to .403 diameter in the span of the grip, and I thought it would be difficult to enlarge a 1/4 inch bore (6.5 … Continue reading

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Fitting a Reel Seat

For a while, making a rod is displacing the making of reels. I am not an accomplished caster, but I have recently learned that a slower rod is probably better for me. A friend acquired a rod made from a … Continue reading

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Grayrock 2013

The Grayrock meeting of bamboo rod makers was held in Lovells last year, and again this year. So I attended even though I am not making rods. Wes Cooper Wayne Cattanach Judging tapers Outdoor session My interest in making a … Continue reading

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Pentagonal Rod Gauge

Lovells rodmaker RKP decided to make bamboo rods with pentagonal cross section, rather than the usual hexagonal. And now that he has started, he says that it takes less time to plane 5 strips than to plane 6 (!). The … Continue reading

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