Why Tonkin Bamboo is Best

December 17, 2003 By: Marshall Cutchin

This article about rod-maker Doug Kulick in the Reno Gazette-Journal Online mentions why Tonkin bamboo from Guangdong Province of China is the preferred bamboo of split-cane rod builders: “…the distance between leaf nodes, the high point or bump between the smooth lengths of a piece of bamboo, is longest in Tonkin, making for better rods.” Doug’s Web site is here.