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Do you enjoy fishing in small streams and creeks? If so, you may want to add a few bamboo fly fishing rods to your fly fishing equipment. Follow the steps below to learn how to make bamboo fly rods. Bamboo fly fishing rods are often a good choice for beginning anglers since they are easy to cast
While bamboo fly rods tend to be heavier than graphite fly fishing rods, the additional weight in bamboo is what makes it easier to cast short line lengths using this type of rod. Bamboo also has natural flexibility because the fibers vary in density. This natural flexibility can really enhance the feel of fly fishing lines when loaded on the best bamboo fly rods.
When learning how to make bamboo fly fishing rods, there are several different methods, tools, and techniques that can be used. The simplest method can be separated into eight steps. If the steps below seem too complex, you can always shorten the process somewhat by buying prepared bamboo fly rod kits.
Once your rod has cured and the guides are secured, you can start assembling the rest of your fly fishing gear. Select a suitable fly reel based on the weight of your rod, add the matching weight fly line, and then head to a local stream to test out your handmade fly rod creation.
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