J.E. Arguello, Bamboo Rod Builder

Chuck McGuire gives a comprehensive look at bamboo rod building history and literature while waxing poetic about his own bamboo rod, built by Front Range, Colorado rod builder J.E. “Joe” Arguello. “In 1920, [George Parker] Holden authored a milestone book entitled The Idyll of Split Bamboo, and eventually taught a man named Everett Garrison the fine art of rod building. In 1977, Garrison, along with coauthor Hoagy Carmichael, wrote A Master’s Guide to Building a Bamboo Fly Rod, which has been the fundamental authority on the trade, since.” On Aspen’s NewWest.net.

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