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.
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