You will find a lot of material on the internet searching for Bamboo flyrods / Splitcane fly rods, on web-pages, YouTube, Facebook etc. Here are some Links I find interesting.
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Bamboo Archives (USA) –
Bamboo in the Laboratory (2006) – Some observations on heat-treating of bamboo
for rod making purposes. (Wolfram Schott)
Bamboorodmaking.com : – a lot of inserts and links
Bamboorods.it : Italian page with a lot of links.
Bamboo under the Microscope (2006) – Some observations regarding Arundinaria amabilis as a rodmaking material (Wolfram Schott).
Canerod.com : A very extensive page with a lo of surveys, inserts and links.
Guide Spacing & Size Chart (Tom Morgan)
The Global Fly Fisher: Ib Olsens Bamboo Rods (Preben Torp Jacobsen)
Ib Olsen (Preben Torp Jacobsen)
IBRA (Italian Bamboo Rodmakers Association) – Italian Association. Articler, Tapers, “Bamboo Journal” and more than 30 rodmakers listed.
Location of guides – that deals with the taper and the bend of the rod By Dennis Skelmose Jensen
Rodmakers.it: IBRA (Italian Bamboo Rodmakers Association).
ThomasPenrose.com : Step by step :
- “Making a Split Cane Fly Rod“,
- “Making Bamboo Planing Forms” – handbuilding a planingform
- “Turning Cork Grips with a Hand Drill” etc.
Rodmaking Process (Marcelo Calviello)
Triangle Cane Rod Making (Tapani Salmi)
Tri-Hex Rods (Lee Koch)
A few remarks about Silk Lines (2007), (Wolfram Schott)
Einige Bemerkungen zu Seidenschnüren (2005), (Wolfram Schott)
Tom Smithwick: A Look At Bamboo Rod Tapers – The Basics
Canerod.com (USA): Tapers from many of The Old Masters: Garrison, Dickerson, Leonard, Payne, Powell, Young and many more.
DynaRod (USA) : DynaRod is the tool for who want to design one’s own bamboo rod.
RodDna (USA): Database and program to calculate tapers and stresscurves.
RodDna Update (Chris Bogart & Larry Tusoni)
FlexRod (USA): FlexRod is a taper analysis tool developed by Jim Utzerath in the late 90’s. All the components of FlexRod are self contained in a single Microsoft Excel (version 2003) workbook.
Hexrod (USA): Database and program to calculate tapers and stresscurves . Hexrod uses the engineering stress analysis developed by Everett Garrison as described in his book, “A Master’s Guide to Building a Bamboo Fly Rod”. Wayne Cattanach implemented the analysis in the BASIC language and named it Hexrod and Frank Stetser made Hexrod simple to use.
“European Rod Tapers” (2006) by Wolfram Schott, – a.o. about Spey Rods, Grant’s Greehart Rods, Hardy, Pezon et Michel, Hørgård, Sharpe, and tapers of 24 Onehands- og 25 Twohands Rods.
“Two_Hand_Tapers” by Wolfram Schott (2018) – including 95 Two-Hand Rod tapers.
Rodmakers.it: Tapers from Italian Rod Builders
Rodmakers.it: The IRP7232 (taper from IBRA)
iTAPER – Rod Design Software, from Markus Rohrbach (in German)
Building a PHY Para14 Spey Rod, by Ron Grantham
Where to find it:
The Bamboo Broker (USA): Importer of Tonkin-Bamboo from China to USA and Europe.
Bamboorodmakers.com (USA): Link to Suppliers.
Bellinger (USA): Reel Seats, Bamboo Rodmaking Machines & Equipment. Rodmaking Supplies, Instruction.
R. Chapman & Co. (UK): Splitcane blanks, Nickel Silver ferrules from: REC (USA), Classic Sporting Enterprises (Bailey Wood) (USA) and Pezon & Michel (Fr), Stripper Guides, Tip Top Guides, Snake Guides, Real Seats, cork etc. Tonkin-bamboo from The Bamboo Broker.
Cork4us (Portugal): Cork from Portugal.
Gary Dabrowski (USA): Rodmakers Findings – But caps, nickel silver, aluminium
Charles H. Demarest (USA) : Importer of Tonkin-Bamboo from China to USA.
Dick (De): German Tool-dealer: Planes from Lie-Nielsen, Veritas, Kunz, Stanley and Anant, Hock blades, Grinding-tools, Japan-sawes and a lot more.
Hopkins & Holloway (UK): e.g. Stripper Guides, Tip Top Guides, Snake Guides (Seymo), Brass ferrules (e.g. for renovation of older Rods)
Landmark Components (USA): Cork Grips, Rod Tubes, Reel Seats.
Mudhole (USA): Guides, Reel Seats, Ferrules etc.
Morgan Hand Mill (USA): Tom Morgans Hand Mill, MHM.
Pacific Bay (USA): Rod Wrappers, Rod Dryers, Reel Seats, Cork Grips, Guides a.o.
Peakbamboo (USA): Importer of Tonkin-Bamboo from China to USA.
Quinchat Rods (USA): Machines for makers of Bamboo Fly Rods.
REC components (USA): Guides, Reel Seats, Ferrules etc.
Bret Riter (USA): Green Highlander Fly Fishing – Bamboo Ovens, Cork Presses a.o.
Rush River Rods (USA): Ferrules, Reel Seat Hardware, Nickel Silver.
Springforelle (Germany): Importer of Tonkin-Bamboo from China to Germany / Europe.
Larry Swearingen (USA): Swearingen Planing Forms
J. D. Wagner (USA): Wagnerrods – Planing Forms, Lathes, Rod Binders, Splicing Block, Hock Blades, Ferrules and Guides.
JWFlyRods (USA): Roughing Bevellers, Rod Wrappers, Binders, Block Plane Levelers, One Pass Finish Mill, CNC Finish Mill.
”The Planing Form”, – American “newsletter”
Published 6 times a year.
Subscription: Kirk Brummels, firstname.lastname@example.org, Clamriverclassics.com
Cost of a yearly subscription is $30 for US residents, $35 for Canada residents, and $45 for those who reside outside of the US or Canada.
Back issues from Jan/Feb 2015: Kirk Brummels, email@example.com, Clamriverclassics.com
Back issues until Nov/Dec 2014: AlderCreekAngling.com
The Planing Form Newsletter… The First 25 Years. Now available; a DVD with all 150 back issues, year 1990 to 2014 and a 174 page, hard copy index, organized in a 6 category table of contents. Search more than 1500 pages of rod making history by dates, titles, authors, tapers, ads and places/events!
All for $75.00 with shipping included to the CONUS. Add $15.00 shipping and handling for orders outside the USA.
For more information or to order contact: Ron Barch at firstname.lastname@example.org or aldercreekpublishing.com
”Power Fibers Online Magazine” – American online periodical.
Published 4 times a year.
To be read and downloaded in Italian and English.
All issues are available.
Angling Auctions (UK) – Neil Freeman Auctions, London
Bamboo Archives (USA) –
Len Codella’s Sporting Collectibles (USA) – Used Vintage Bamboo Fly Rods
Feathersfliesandphantoms (UK) – Aberdeen tacklemakers from 1820, including David Duguid, Playfair: Grants Vibration Rods, William Garden Greenheart Rods, J.S. Sharpe.
Fly Fishing History by Andrew Herd
Hildebrandt’s – German Auction
Housatonicrods.com – William (Streamer) Abrams, (USA) – New and used Rods
Mullocks Vintage Tackle Auction (UK) – Vintage Fishing Tackle
Northeastflyfisherman (UK) – Second Hand Hardy Cane Rods
“Hardy – The Past the Present and the Future” – (Short passage about Splitcane Fly Rods)
“Asbjørn Hørgård A/S” by Dr. Wolfram Schott
The Jordan-Mills Rod Co. (USA), Carmine Lisella – Classic and Vintage Fishing Tackle.
How Orvis Builds a Bamboo Rod – From the Orvis Spring 1975 Catalogue.
Reel Antique Angling (UK), Antique and Vintage Fishing Tackle
Redwing Fly Rods (USA), Bamboo Fly Rod Restoration & Sales
History of Winston – From the Winston 1996 Catalogue.
Vintage Fly Tackle (USA)
“The Ultimate Bamboo Fly Rod Library” – has not been updated since 2003. The page is not active, but can be found at Archive.org.
The Bamboo Rod Room : (USA)
Flyanglers Online (USA) – Forum: Rod Building: Cane and Graphite
Flyfishing.co.uk : UK forum. – “Rodbuilding” also about split-cane/bamboo fly rods..
Le Forum de Gillum (France)
Rodmakers List-Server (USA)
The Traditional Fisherman’ Forum (UK) – For The Discerning Cane Fisher
CanadianCane (Canada): May, 25 – 26. 2019
Carolina Cane Gathering (USA): April, 11 – 13, 2019.
Catskill Rodmakers Gathering (USA): September, 6 – 8, 2019.
Colorado Rodmakers Reunion (USA): July, 18 – 20, 2019, and list of other actual Gatherings
Corbett Rodmakers’ Gathering (Canada): May, 12 – 15, 2016
Eastern Sierra Rod Makers Gathering (USA), September, 21 – 23, 2018
European Rodmakers Gathering (Germany), November, 9 – 11, 2018
European Rodmakers Gathering, Earlier European Rodmakers Gatherings
Rodmakers at Greyrock, (USA): June, 20 – 22, 2019.
Northern Rodmakers Gathering, (USA): September, 19 – 21, 2019.
Southern Rodmakers Gathering (USA): October, 17 – 19, 2019 – including earlier Gatherings.
Cressy Cane (Australia): Oct. 2014, Oct. 2015, Oct. 2016, Oct. 2017, Oct. 2018.
Bookstores, Publishers :
Coch-Y-Bonddu (UK): New and used books, and Publisher.
Powell’s Books (USA): New and used books
The Whitefish Press (USA): Publisher of books related to Rodbuilding, Rodbuilders, Flyfishing etc. + “Fishing for History – Magazine” – latest issue to be downloaded.
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