With the bamboo all glued together, Jeff and I are now able to work on the details that will make this a rod. First up - the grip. Made of cork, and turned on the lathe.
Wow - the skill level needed to tie the guides, using thread, is pretty high. Jeff might need two pairs of glasses to do it, but it looks incredible! I am trying, but failing to make mine look nearly as good as Jeff’s!
What an incredible visit with Jeff and Casimira. There is so much time and care that goes into each every hand made bamboo rod. But now that work is done…I am getting back to fishing. This time with a beautiful bamboo rod!