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Fishing Rods: An Overview (Part One)

Fishing Rods: An Overview (Part One) Maybe you are thinking of purchasing that snazzy high modulus, ultra-sensitive, extra-powerful totally amazing rod you saw last week in the local tackle shop. The price was right and it is only 10,000,000 modulus less than the other manufacturer’s rod that cost 50% more. You just have to explain…

Fishing Rods: (Part Two)

Fishing Rods: (Part Two) A few years ago, a large book store chain was selling a new edition of Izaak Walton’s “The Compleat Angler” at a greatly reduced price. Not having a copy of this highly revered work of the year 1676, I forked out the four bucks and purchased it. So it seems did…

Split Cane History

Split Cane History Human ingenuity and creativity in developing new ways to do things never ceases to amaze me. Perhaps it may not seem a great deal to some, but I find it fascintating that someone actually thought of splitting a long piece of bamboo into lengthwise triangular shaped strips, each piece tapered precisely, then,…

The Art Of Splitting Cane

The Art Of Splitting Cane Imagine you have 6 triangular strips of a wood-like material, and you want to taper each piece such that when you glue them back together, the size at the tip will be one sixteenth of an inch. All the pieces must be exactly equal in thickness throughout the length, and…

Split Cane Builders Today

Split Cane Builders Today It may come as a surprise to some to realize that some of the finest split cane rods are being made today, in this day and age of technology. In fact, even though the craft itself reminds us of a time gone by, when folk worked hard with their hands, and…

A Glimpse At Glass

A Glimpse At Glass Wars often bring about the development of new products, and this is true for fishing as well. Fibreglass (the patented spelling is actually ‘fiberglas’) and resins were known and used at the turn of the century, but it was actually the result of military research that the material was found to…