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Fly Rods: Bamboo in Maine

March 5, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

“In the early 20th century, internationally famous rod makers such as Payne, Edwards, Thomas and Leonard had turned the Pine Tree State into the bamboo-rod capital of the world.” Ken Allen writes about the growth of the bamboo rod industry in the U.S. and bamboo’s surprising endurance as a material of choice (and value). On MaineToday.com.