Fly Rod Builders: Larry Tusoni

Like his dad, Larry Tusoni is a bit of a perfectionist, which is a good thing when it comes to building bamboo rods. “He is an expert at making pentagonal rods — five pieces of cane cut and planed to exact angles and glued. On a whiteboard next to the bamboo canes, he shows why, mathematically, a pentagonal-shaped rod is stronger than the more popular hexagonal shape that other rod-makers use.” You can read more about Tusoni’s handiwork on the High Sierra Rod Company Web site. Amy Lindblom on

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