Bamboo Smiles

May 29, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

“I can tell who’s using bamboo at the stream, they’re the ones who are smiling,” says rod crafter Fred Kretchman, owner of The F.D. Kretchman Rod Co. of Milford, New Hampshire. Kretchman is also known for repair and museum-grade restoration of vintage bamboo rods. Dean Shalhoup in the Nashua, New Hampshire Telegraph.