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Graphite? Are You Nuts?

September 7, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

“A $4,950 fishing rod might sound expensive to some, but there are plenty of trout-savoring fishermen who will pay this whale of a price for one of Per Brandin’s custom-made split-cane bamboo fishing rods.” On Boston.com, Cindy Atoji Keene interviews master bamboo rod craftsman Per Brandin, who answers a question about graphite rod casters with a question of his own: “Are they nuts?
If you’re a split cane craftsman yourself, you might appreciate Brandin’s observations on the advantages of four- versus six-strip rods.