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Cane Rods as "Big Guns"

March 24, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

Joe Doggett starts out by talking about how fly rodding came to Texas but ends up giving a neat lesson in the role bamboo rods and other classic equipment played in early saltwater fly fishing. “‘Orvis was a major influence because their method of impregnating the cane made it more durable in saltwater,’ said Martin Keane of Ashley Falls, Mass., one of the most respected fly-fishing historians and classic tackle dealers in the country.” In the Houston Chronicle (via the FishingJones blog).