NOTE: As of January 2023, this book is out of stock and is no longer being printed.
A split bamboo fly rod is the crown jewel in the angler’s treasure chest of gear. For more than a century the secrets of split bamboo rodmaking were shrouded in mystery, available only to the persistent few. But in the closing decades of the 20th century a “Renaissance” of split cane rodmaking occurred, and The Planing Form newsletter was there to document and share the secrets of a new golden age of rodmaking.
Now in Volume II of Best of The Planing Form the reader will discover the latest creative genius from professional and amateur craftsmen worldwide. An international journey of the latest trends, techniques, and innovations found in today’s world of split bamboo rodmaking awaits the reader.
Join with the international community of rodmakers as they share their knowledge and expertise of a once thought of lost art. Learn from the “best” about topics such as:
- Why Bamboo?
- Tools, Tricks & Techniques
- Fly Rod Design
- Ferrules, Finishes, Grips & Guides
- The many faces of a Cane Rod
- Hexagonal (6 sided)
- Quadrate (4 sided)
- Hollow, Rectangular
- Even More!
The Best of The Planing Form II is an exciting exploration into the world of modern split bamboo rodmaking. An adventure for both the angler and the craftsman!
Compiled & Edited By: R.J. Barch, Editor and Robert McKeon