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Learn how to make a bamboo fishing rod

Learn how to make a bamboo fishing rod

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Equipment
Languages:Offered in English
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About your host

The first time I saw a node-less bamboo fly rod I was enthralled by the stunning craftsmanship. The maker of the rod had been working at his craft for over 50 years and was ready to retire but first agreed to teach me the craft. Two years ago we set up my shop and after 100 hours I completed my first rod. It is a pleasure to share the rod making experience with others.
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What we’ll do

A fly rod is built in the same way that bamboo grows. From the bottom, or butt, to the tip. You will remove a node from a 12' culm of Tonkin bamboo, using a small hack saw, as the first step in seeing how a custom 8' node-less fly rod is made. Then you will split one of 66 splints needed to form the tip or butt of the rod with a hammer and knife. You will scarf one splint to shape it for…

What else you should know

Wear comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. If you have a favorite fly reel that you want to try on a finished rod bring it along.

What I’ll provide

Equipment
Bamboo and hand tools

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Where you'll be

We will meet in the workshop next to my country home in West Linn, Oregon. The location is approximately a 30 minute drive south of the Portland airport, or a 12 mile drive from downtown Portland.

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Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 10 and up can attend. There are no special skills or abilities required and it is not necessary to speak English. Language is not a barrier to participating in this workshop. If you fish you will find the making of a rod…

More tips

Wear comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. If you have a favorite fly reel that you want to try on a finished rod bring it along.

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Learn how to make a bamboo fishing rod
51 reviews
From $36/person
51 reviews
From $36/person