Dealing With Stuck Ferrules, the Smart Way

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Years of fishing bamboo rods taught me one thing for sure. Stuck ferrules are as unavoidable as the occasional skunk and that holds true for graphite. Sometimes it's avoidable but often it's not. What is totally avoidable is damaging your rod in the process of...



Caring for Bamboo Fly Rods

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I've had several folks request some content on making simple repairs to bamboo fly rods. I fully intend to to that for you, but it means that I have to find the time to get in the shop. That seems unreasonably difficult these days. Before...



Trust The Boo

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I've fished bamboo rods my whole life and I've made my own for the last twelve years or so. I can't tell you how many times I've been asked if I was afraid to fight big fish on a bamboo rod. The answer is no. I've...



Restore an Old Bamboo Fly Rod #3: Video Series

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Matt Draft is back for part three of our video series on how to restore an old bamboo fly rod. Today Matt goes over removing old components like guides, wraps and reel seats. He takes on a worst case reel seat removal before stripping the old...



Restore an Old Bamboo Fly Rod #6: Video Series

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Matt Draft is back with the 6th and final episode of our bamboo fly rod restoration series. In this video, Matt shows you how to repair a bamboo fly rod that has delaminated. You'll learn how to repair the separated sections and reinforce the repair with...