They don’t make them like this anymore.

Compared to the complex and multi-stepped process of making a modern graphite fly rod, this traditional process seems simple by comparison. However, don’t mistake it for being easy. There is a lot of craftsmanship that goes into making a proper fly rod, and it is more of art than it is a science.

Fly rods are traditionally constructed out of yew, bamboo, and green hart. Although these materials have since been replaced with more durable composites like fiberglass and graphite, classic rods still have a place in many anglers’ hearts. Take a quick peek at how they used to make them below.

Building Fishing Rods The Old Fashion WayAmazing art

Posted by Woodworking Enthusiasts on Sunday, November 8, 2015

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One thought on “Video: How They Made Your Grandfather’s Fishing Rod

  1. The solid wood rod shown in this film was fascinating ,but I thought the split bamboo rod was state of the art when it was made .
    If I’m not mistaken the split bamboo rod was invented by an American in the 19th century, well before this English film was made .

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