Never before in angling history has there been such an attempt to gather, edit and compile the knowledge found between these covers. With over 7 years worth of information on split bamboo rods along with international reader involvement, The Planing Form newsletter has kept the flame alive.
Among these pages a reader will get more than a glimpse into a craft turned art … so come and take an over-the-shoulder look at the world of split bamboo rods and rodmaking. Join with dozens of craftsmen from around the world in this, the first five years (And then some!) of the Best of The Planing Form.
For those who share in and appreciate a time-honored craft this book presents detailed, insightful, often ingenious articles such as:
- The magic and mystique of bamboo rods
- The tools, tricks and techniques
- Finishing from tip to grip
- Planing form designs
- Discussion of rod tapers (and diagrams)
- Attaching ferrules to bamboo
- Angler’s guide to selecting a split bamboo rod
- Demystifying the split cane fly rod
The romance of a bamboo fly rod doesn’t have to stop at the river’s edge. Discover and share in something unique from cane rod design to construction “how to’s,” along with in-depth analysis for those who “always wanted a bamboo rod!”
Compiled & Edited By: R.J. Barch, Editor and Robert McKeon