There is nothing like the feel of bamboo. A split cane rod, hand-crafted, personalized to the fisher is just about as good as it gets. I’m sure there are several folks who build these beautiful pieces of art. I only know one of them: Wyatt of Dream Catcher Fly Rods.
Split bamboo’s character cannot be matched by plastic. As the bamboo begins to take the form of a rod, you can feel the bamboo yield its natural bend into the beauty of form and function. The magic of bamboo is apparent in each rod, each taking on a bit of the personality of the culm from which it was rendered. Don’t sell yourself short, cast several rods to make sure you have the bamboo rod for you.
Bamboo fly rods are made by hewning very thin triangular strips of bamboo, then gluing them together to form hexagon shape blank. Since the beginning of time, bamboo makes the finest fly rod – especially for fishers seeking wary trout on very light tippets.