Alright, so technically it's not a book,
it is a magazine! As the line under the masthead says, "The
Magazine for Anglers, Builders, Collectors and Dreamers."
And it indeed is all those things. Of course Bamboo is the
crux of the magazine, but it does cover things you might not
expect. Like insuring bamboo rods, how to determine the value
of bamboo rods, and where to find information about bamboo
rods on the internet.
There are tips and hints for rod builders,
interesting departments (including New Products of special
interest to Bamboo Enthusiasts - which in this issue has a brand
new fly line designed for bamboo rods,) and a column by A.K.
Best on Hackling Dry Flies.
I've owned a couple of bamboo rods
over the years, and parted with most of them without regret.
Except for one, and somewhere in the future I will own one
again. I'm not very knowledgeable on bamboo rods. But I
do have an interest in them, and the Bamboo Fly Rod magazine
is the perfect way for me (and you) to learn more about them.
And to learn in a very enjoyable, painless way.
I mentioned to Wayne Cattanach,
who writes our With Bamboo
column here, that I had the Premier Issue, and his comment was,
"Wait until you see the next one!" I am looking forward to it.
The Bamboo Fly Rod is published
six times a year — Jan./February, March/April, May/June,
July/August, September/October and November/December
by Focus Publishing Inc. 1442 E. Lincoln Ave., Orange
CA 92865. Telephone 714-921-1964, 714-921-2042 or
email them for
more information. — DB