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Tag: graphite

About Handmade Fly Rods

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: Are most fly rods handmade, or are they manufactured by machines? Do hand-made rods cost more? via email Answer: I still remember the first time I visited a fly-rod “factory,” in 1997, when I received a tour of the Scott Fly Rod facility, which was then located in...

How to Choose a Bamboo Rod

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: I need to get a bamboo rod, but a couple hours of Internet research has left me as confused as when I started. How do you know which one to get? Joe F., Los Angeles, CA Answer: First of all, whom are you kidding? You don’t need a bamboo rod; you want a bamboo rod. I’m...

Retro Rod Review: Four Graphite Models that Changed the Fly Fishing World

In marketing-speak, we’ve been through so much “next generation” graphite hype in the last 20 years that, if you actually buy the hyperbole, you might just think a rod made in the mid-1990s is virtually unfishable. That is, of course, utter hogwash. No matter what anyone tells you, fly rods have not, in fact, evolved at the same techno-pace as things...