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Bamboo Rods and Where it All Started

Fly Fishing Insider Podcast

Release Date: 06/11/2024

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In this episode, host Christian Bacasa interviews PJ Dufour, a bamboo rod builder and handcrafted net maker. PJ shares his journey in fly fishing, from being a fishing enthusiast to becoming a guide, fly tier, and eventually specializing in bamboo rods. He explains the historical significance of bamboo rods and the different types available. PJ also discusses the importance of finding the right rod for your casting style and the value of confidence flies and equipment. He shares insights into the construction and inspection process of bamboo rods. In this conversation, Paul (PJ) Dufour discusses the process of building bamboo rods. He explains the steps involved, including splitting and planing the bamboo, tempering the sugars, creating the taper, gluing the pieces together, and removing excess glue. PJ also shares his thoughts on using rod holders and emphasizes the importance of slowing down and enjoying the process of rigging and re-rigging your equipment.

 

Takeaways

 

  • Bamboo rods have a rich history in fly fishing and are considered heirloom pieces.

  • Finding the right rod for your casting style is more important than the price or brand.

  • Confidence flies and equipment play a significant role in an angler's success.

  • Bamboo rods are constructed using hexagonal-shaped pieces of bamboo, which can be solid or hollowed out.

  • The inspection process for bamboo rods involves analyzing the power fibers and other characteristics of the bamboo. Building bamboo rods involves multiple steps, including splitting and planing the bamboo, tempering the sugars, creating the taper, gluing the pieces together, and removing excess glue.

  • The process requires attention to detail and a deep understanding of the materials being used.

  • Using rod holders can be convenient for transporting rods, but it's important to be mindful of the potential damage caused by heat and vibration.

  • Taking the time to re-rig and check your equipment before each fishing trip can help ensure a more enjoyable and successful experience on the water.



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