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Gudebrod Factory Lay Offs

A recent story in The Pottstown Mercury reports that Gudebrod has laid off all of their employees. Is this the beginning of the end for Gudebrod? Most custom fishing rod builders know of Gudebrod through their rod building thread that they have manufactured. However there have been rumblings in the industry within the past year…

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Build Your Own Bamboo Fly Rod

Before fiberglass and graphite, the majority of fly fishing rods were made from bamboo. The process of making a bamboo or split cane rod was long and required a great deal of skill. Tonkin cane, the preferred variety of bamboo for fly rods comes from China. Although many have the misconception that bamboo is a…

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