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    Default My brotherss handmade split bamboo fly rods and rod cases etc.

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    Today I visited with my brother. He said he had something to show me. I knew that he made split bamboo fly rods. He has been doing that for a number of years now. I also knew he was making his own fly rod cloth cases that held each section of the rod and fit into a rod case.

    But he really surprised me today when he showed me his handmade leather rod tubes/cases.
    So I thought I would share some pics.

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    He has done all the cutting, sewing, staining etc himself. The stitching is by hand!
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    In the first and second pic can see one of the rods he has made plus the cloth bag for the rod sections.
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    .Here are some better pics of the rods. He makes all the components and even the laser engraving.


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    He had an unusual tool on the table which I had not seen before. He said it was a Tuttle Taper Taker!

    His group of rod makers likes to take measurements of other rods so they can try to duplicate or improve upon them.
    The device is connected to a RS232 port which feeds into some software he wrote. It is accurate to 1/1000th of an inch.
    It can read the diameter at many different points along the rod.
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    and a couple more pics .....
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    I will post a pic of my brother once I edit his picture.
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    I'm no fisherman but that looks quality work anyone would be proud to own. Thanks for sharing.

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    Beautiful work.
    Good split bamboo rods make razors look cheap. 30 years ago, a "nice" one was $800.

    Does he sell them?
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    He has some serious skills.

    I’m no fisherman, but I can certainly appreciate the quality of his craftsmanship.
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