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).
Der Bau einer 13-Gespliessten Fliegenrute (Making the 13-split Rod step by step). Mehrfach-Gespliesste Ruten . The Rose. – (Kurt Zumbrunn).
Canerod.com : A very extensive page with a lo of surveys, inserts and links.
The Common Cents System – (Dr. William Hanneman) – “The World’s First Objective System for the Relative Measurement of Rod Action, Power and Frequency”, originally published in Rod Maker Magazine.
Gespliesste.ch: Schwiss association. (European Rodmakers Gatherings, Agate Guides 1 and Agate Guides 2 ).
Guide Spacing & Size Chart – (Tom Morgan)
The Global Fly Fishers Guide to Building Bamboo Fly Rods: Part 1 – 7
The Global Fly Fisher: Ib Olsens Bamboo Rods – (Preben Torp Jacobsen)
Building the F.I.B.H. Ferrule – Part 1 – Building the F.I.B.H. Ferrule – Part 2 – Fries Integrated Bamboo Ferrule. – (Bjarne Fries).
Depth Gauge System (2018), – (Wolfram Schott)
Ib Olsen – (Preben Torp Jacobsen)
IBRA (Italian Bamboo Rodmakers Association) – Italian Association. Articles, Tapers, “Bamboo Journal” and more than 30 rodmakers listed.
Frank Neunemann’s Web-site : E.g. Heat Treating by Hot Air 1, Heat treating by Hot Air 2, , Splitting, Measuring Strips.
Location of guides – that deals with the taper and the bend of the rod – (Dennis Skelmose Jensen).
Making the (almost) all-bamboo fly rod on the Morgan Hand Mill – (Robert Kobe)
Mortised Rods. The 12 strip butt. A short history, a story and a how to (Jeffrey L Hatton).
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”
Rodmaking Process – (Marcelo Calviello)
Triangle Cane Rod Making – (Tapani Salmi)
Tri-Hex Rods (Lee Koch)
Tycoon Laminated Splitcane Rods
A few remarks about Silk Lines (2007), – (Wolfram Schott)
Einige Bemerkungen zu Seidenschnüren (2005), – (Wolfram Schott)
A Look At Bamboo Rod Tapers , The Basics – (Tom Smithwick).
BambooRodmakingTips-Taper-Archives – Taper Archives from: Chattahooche Rods, Frank Neunemann, Frank Stetzers Hexrod, George Herters Book, Rodmakers, RodDna and Woxnan.
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.
Frank Stetser’s Hexrod Taper Archive :
European_Rod_Tapers (2006) – (Wolfram Schott) – About Spey Rods, Grant’s Greehart Rods, Hardy, Pezon et Michel, Hørgård, Sharpe, and Tapers of 24 One-Hand- and 25 Two-Hand Rods.
Two_Hand_Tapers (2018) – (Wolfram Schott) – including 95 Two-Hand Rod tapers.
Pezon & Michel, Parabolic Sawyer Nymph 8’10” taper
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 – (Ron Grantham).
Where to find it:
Antique-used-tools.com, (USA): Spare parts for Stanley Planes and others. Basic Stanley Block Plane Comparisons – (What are the basic differences between the No.9-1/4, 9-1/2, 9-3/4, 15, 15-1/2, 16, 17, 18, A18, S18, 18-1/4 & 19 Block Planes?).
Norman Agutters, (UK): Rod Fittings, Handles, Reel Seats, Guides, Agate Stripping- and Tip Guides.
The Anglers Bamboo Company (USA): Dave Serafin. – Importer of Tonkin-Bamboo from China to USA and Europe (Springforelle , Berlin, Germany).
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): Super Swiss and Super Step Down (standard and truncated), Pezon & Michel (Fr), Stripper Guides, Tip Top Guides, Snake Guides, REC Reel Seats, Cork, Rod Tubes, Rod Bags 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.
Classichandtools.com (UK): Planes from Lie-Nielsen, Veritas and Clifton, Hock Plane Blades, Sharpening products, Japan-saws, and a lot more.
Dictum.com (Germany): Planes from Lie-Nielsen, Veritas, Kunz, Stanley and Anant, Hock Plane Blades, Grinding-tools, Japan-saws, and a lot more.
Ecork (Portugal): Cork from Portugal
Fine-Tools.com (Germany): Dieter Schmid. Planes from Veritas, Kunz, Juuma, and Clifton, Hock Plane Blades, Sharpening tools, Waterstones, Japan-saws, and a lot more.
Grey Hackle Rods (USA): Lee Gomolchack. – Snake Guide Maker, Bamboo Saw Jig, FerruleHone.
HockTools.com (USA): Hock Plane Blades, “The Perfect Edge” book by Ron Hock, and 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, Tommorganrodsmiths.com (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.
Perfect-europe (Poland): Agate stripping guides, agate tip/top guides.
Proof Fly Fishing (USA): Matt Draft. – Ferrules, Agate Stripping Guides, Guides, Reel Seats, Grips, Bamboo Restoration Supplies a.o.
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.
Rodbuilder Supplies (Canada) –
Rush River Rods (USA): Dave Norling. – Ferrules, Reel Seat Hardware, Nickel Silver.
Springforelle (Germany): Importer of Tonkin-Bamboo from China to Germany / Europe.
Snake Brand (USA): Mike McCoy. – Ferrules, Agate Stripping Guides, Guides, Winding Check, Reelseats.
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.
Tony Young (Australia): Ferrules, Reelseat.
The Planing Form, – American “newsletter”
Published 6 times a year.
Subscription: Kirk Brummels, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com or aldercreekpublishing.com
Power Fibers Online Magazine – American online periodical.
Published 4 times a year. Is up and running again.
Backissue Index, Backissue Descriptions.
”Bamboo Journal” – IBRA Online Newsletter. Italian online magazine, published by IBRA (Italian Bamboo Rodmakers Association).
To be read and downloaded in Italian and English.
All issues are available.
A Brief History of the Bamboo Flyrod, J.D. Wagner.
Angling Auctions (UK) – Neil Freeman Auctions, London
Antique Rod & Reel (USA) – Library: Rod manufactures, Reels, Winding Checks, Ferrules, Reel Seats (a lot of photos). Rod &Reel Exchange. Research Section. Databases: The Orvis Database. The Leonard Database.
Antique Vintage Fishing Tackle (UK)
Archive.org (USA) – A lot of old and very old books to be read directly. A lot of new and older web-sites, video, audio and more.
Bamboo Archives (USA) –
Len Codella’s Sporting Collectibles (USA) – Used Vintage Bamboo Fly Rods
Dickersonrods.com – The Dickerson site – Dedicated to the work of Michigan rodmaker Lyle Dickerson.
Explanation of AFTM numbers and compared with the old system, HEH etc. (From the 1963 Hardy Catalogue).
Feathersfliesandphantoms (UK) – Aberdeen tacklemakers from 1820, including David Duguid, Playfair: Grants Vibration Rods, William Garden Greenheart Rods, J.S. Sharpe.
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)
Hardy Bamboo Rod Manufacturing Dates –
The legendary Hardy CC de France rod (Andrew Herd), from The Fishing Museum Online (UK)
Hardy’s Greenheart Rod Numbers
Asbjørn Hørgård A/S by Dr. Wolfram Schott
Irelands Antique Fishing Tackle
The Jordan-Mills Rod Co. (USA), Carmine Lisella – Classic and Vintage Fishing Tackle.
Lang’s Auction (USA), “The World’s Leading Fishing Tackle Auction” –
How Orvis Builds a Bamboo Rod – From the Orvis Spring 1975 Catalogue.
Pezon & Michel – History of a Century. (Pierre Chavagnac)
Pezon & Michel – The Story (P. Potocco, S. Potocco and S. Cassoni)
The Split-Bamboo Rods of Pezon et Michel (Pierre Coursaget and Laurent Sainsot)
Pezon & Michel Produced Fly Rods and Rod Dating –
Redwing Fly Rods (USA), Bamboo Fly Rod Restoration & Sales
Silk Line Ratings to Modern Fly Line Equivalents –
Split-Cane Revival, Sporting Classics Daily
Thomas Turner Fishing Antiques, (UK)
History of Winston – From the Winston 1996 Catalogue.
Vintage Fly Tackle (USA)
Whiteadder’s Virtual Fly Fishing Museum (UK) – American Rods – British Rods.
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)
The Classic Fly Rod Forum (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, 29 – 30. 2021
Carolina Cane Gathering (USA): April, 17 – 18, 2020.
Catskill Rodmakers Gathering (USA): September, 11 – 13, 2020.
Colorado Rodmakers Reunion (USA): July, 16 – 18, 2020, and list of other actual Gatherings
Corbett Rodmakers’ Gathering (Canada): May, 12 – 15, 2016
Cressy Cane (Australia): March, 19. – 21. 2021.
Eastern Sierra Rod Makers Gathering (USA), September, 21 – 23, 2018
European Rodmakers Gathering (Italy), May 21 – 24, 2020.
European Rodmakers Gatherings, Earlier European Rodmakers Gatherings
Rodmakers at Greyrock, (USA): June, 25 – 27, 2020.
Northern Rodmakers Gathering, (USA): September, 18 – 20, 2020.
Southern Rodmakers Gathering (USA): October, 15 – 17, 2020 – 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.
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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