Updated October 20th, 2008


Historic Rodmakers

Pezon& Michel
History of a Century, the fine French rod makers.

Shakespeare Company
Did you know Shakespeare once made high quality cane rods? Here's a neat history.

Craftsmen
Art Carter, not all cane rods are fly rods!

Louis Feierabend
The inventor of the Super-Z ferrule and more.

Winchester Rods
Part 15 in our Historical Rodmakers
Our thanks to Centennial Publications for use permission.

Bob Summers, Part One
Part 12 in our Historical Rodmakers
Our thanks to Midwest Fly Fishing for use permission.

Bob Summers, Part Two
Part 13 in our Historical Rodmakers
Our thanks to Midwest Fly Fishing for use permission.

Bob Summers, Part Three (Concluded)
Part 14 in our Historical Rodmakers
Our thanks to Midwest Fly Fishing for use permission.

Ron Kusse Rods.
Part 11 in our Historical Rodmakers
Our thanks to Ron Kusse for use permission.

The Paul H. Young Rod Co.
Part 10 in our Historical Rodmakers
Our thanks to Centennial Publications for use permission.

Glenn Brackett - Winston
Part 9 in our Historical Rodmakers
Our thanks to Centennial Publications for use permission.

Doug Merrick - Winston
Part 8 in our Historical Rodmakers
Our thanks to Centennial Publications for use permission.

Morris Kushner - The Rodmaker
Part 7 in our Historical Rodmakers
Our thanks to Centennial Publications for use permission.

Omar Needham - Rodmaker from Maine
Part 6 in our Historical Rodmakers
Our thanks to Centennial Publications for use permission.

Harold "Pinky" Gillum
Part 5 in our Historical Rodmakers
Our thanks to Centennial Publications for use permission.

Lew Stoner
Part 4 in our Historical Rodmakers
Our thanks to Centennial Publications for use permission.

E. C. Powell Rod Co.
Part 3 in a series on Historical Rod Makers
Our thanks to Centennial Publications for use permission.

Taylor Made Rods
Part 2 of our Historical Rod Makers series, William Taylor
Our thanks to Centennial Publications for use permission.

Lyle Dickerson
Part 1 in a series on Historical Rod Makers.
Our thanks to Centennial Publications for use permission.


Baby's First Fly Rod
By Ray Du Bois

What is "The Old Rod" Made Of?
By Harry Boyd

Rod Crafting (Book Review)
By Deanna Birkholm

The Old Rod
By James Birkholm

Revival
By Roger Stouff

In a New Jersey Garden - Forsythian Parabolas
By Gordon M. Wickstrom

Raising Cane
Fiction by Roger Stouff

Salty Cane
By Buddy Davis, Maker


Buying Used Cane Rods: What to Look For
By Ted Knott


Convergences
By Roger Stouff


My Rod Shop
By Ron Kusse Maker

Preparing Cane Strips and the Thickness Planner
By Ron Kusse Maker


Casting Cane
By James Castwell


Buying a Cane Fly Rod? Get What You Pay For!
By Bob Nunley


Robert Traver on Cane Rods
By Robert Traver


Jungle Trout and Jungle Rods
By Bob Meiser


The Makers Rod Raffle 2002
By Steve Southard


Traditional Rod Making?
By Reedwacker

Why Roll Your Own?
By Harry Boyd

What's all the Hoopla about Cane Fly Rods?
By R.L. "Bob" Nunley


Zen and the Art of Fly Fishing
By Mark Nickerson


The Old Masters
By James Castwell


Silk Vs Plastic Lines
By Ralph Shuey


Wetfly - The Forgotten Taper, Chapter One
By Reed F. Curry


Wetfly - The Forgotten Taper, Chapter Two
By Reed F. Curry


Silk Lines. . .Who Needs 'Em?
By Ronald J. Barch


Final Cast
By Bob Nunley


Why Bamboo
By Bob Nunley


The Fire is Back
By Bob Nunley


Reel Seats on the Bamboo Fly Rods of the South Bend Bait Company
By Tim R. Mullican


Press Release
Bamboo rods and Silk Lines
By James G. Birkholm


Fishing and Collecting the Oldies
Goodwin Granger and Wright and McGill Rod Companies
By Tim R. Mullican


Rodbuilding Profiles
The Charles H. Demarest Company
By JD Wagner


Makers Rod '00
Raffle for a unique cane fly rod


Blue Collar Cane, Part 1
By James R. Babb

Blue Collar Cane, Part 2
By James R. Babb

Blue Collar Cane, Part 3 (conclusion)
By James R. Babb


Why Cane
By Joe Loverti


Tips on Collecting Bamboo Rods
By Frank Cavanaugh


Discovering Silk Lines
By Reed F. Curry

The why and how of Silk Lines

Cleaning and Restoring Silk Lines
By Reed F. Curry

Clear and Easy method.


Excerpts: A FlyFishers Life, Charles Ritz

"Rods Made to Measure and Comments on the Ideal Action P.P.P."

"WHAT I DEMAND OF A GOOD FLY ROD"

"My methods of trial and perfecting"

"The Perfecting of Prototypes: essential conditions and methods of work"

"How I Began Working With Split Bamboo"

"Malformation, Weakness"

"The Uniformity of Cane Rod Tips"

"How to Determine the Quality of a Cane Rod's Action"

"When should you choose a rod?"

"How to select a cane rod without allowing yourself to be unduly influenced."

"Fly rods are like women."


Excerpt from Chapter 7: Trout
By Ray Bergman
Dry-Fly Fundamentals and Tackle, Part 1


Dry-Fly Fundamentals and Tackle, Part 2


Dry-Fly Fundamentals and Tackle, Conclusion


The Cane Rod Fix
By Ray Gould, WA USA

Excerpt from Chapter 4: Constructing Cane Rods;
By Ray Gould, WA USA
Why Bamboo, Part 1


Why Bamboo, Part 2


Tradition, Part 3 (final)




Cane Karma

By Bill Walters



The Fisher of Trout Brook

By Ron Kusse


Common Sense about Choosing a Bamboo Fly Rod
By Michael K. Villa, Rodmaker, CA

True Love
By Michael K. Villa, Rodmaker, CA

Oh Nuts!
By Michael K. Villa, Rodmaker, CA

The Life of the Wife
By Michael K. Villa, Rodmaker, CA

My Big Fan
By Michael K. Villa, Rodmaker, CA

What's A Fly Rod
By Michael K. Villa, Rodmaker, CA


SOME NOTES ON ROD ACTION
With Specific Reference To Bamboo
By Mike Brookes, UK


Building A Cane Rod
By J.D. Wagner

Building a Cane Rod, Part 2
By J.D. Wagner

Building a Cane Rod, Part 3
By J.D. Wagner

Building a Cane Rod, Part 4
By J.D. Wagner

Building a Cane Rod, Part 5
By J.D. Wagner

Building a Cane Rod, Part 6
By J.D. Wagner

Building a Cane Rod, Part 7
By J.D. Wagner

Building a Cane Rod, Part 8
By J.D. Wagner

Building a Cane Rod, Part 9
By J.D. Wagner

Necessity is the mother of invention - 16th c.
By J.D. Wagner

History of the Split Cane Flyrod, Part II.
By J.D. Wagner

More on Tonkin Cane
By J.D. Wagner

A Little Flattery
By J.D. Wagner

Bamboo Rod Care
By J.D. Wagner

Details
By J.D. Wagner


Making Bamboo
By Lou Burhart


Building a Bamboo Rod
By Brian Toman


Part 1, Forward to The Lovely Reed
by Glenn Brackett

Part 2, Forward to The Lovely Reed
by Glenn Brackett

Part 3, Forward to The Lovely Reed (Conclusion)
by Glenn Brackett


Why Cane? by Lon Blauvelt

Cane Rods For Beginner's by Clark Davis

Excerpts From A Lovely Reed by Jack Howell

Building a Bamboo Rod by Thomas Penrose

Rod Makers at Gray Rock by Deanna Birkholm

Robert Summers by Andrew L. McFarlane

The Classic Fly Rod by Ralph Moon


Feature Articles Wayne Cattanach
[Fine Tuning]
[ Finishing Rods ]
[ Why? ]
[ Get A Grip! ]
[ Why Bamboo? ]
[ Rodmakers at Grayrock ]
[ Grandpa's Fly Rod ]
[ Thaddeus ]


Stradivarius or Yamaha - Tool or Treasure The analysis of essence from Ralph Moon

[ Part 1 ] [ Part 2 ]

Vince Marinaro on Bamboo Rods
Comments and excerpts from The Ring of the Rise
[ The Ring of the Rise - part 1 ]
[ The Ring of the Rise - part 2 ]
[ The Ring of the Rise - part 3 ]
[ The Ring of the Rise - part 4 ]
[ The Ring of the Rise - part 5 ]
[ The Ring of the Rise - part 6 ]
[ The Ring of the Rise - part 7 ]

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