Published Nov 13. 2006 - 11 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

Split cane blank/kit

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GFF'ers,

I'm thinking about building a split cane rod from a blank, and have been scooting around to find something to start on.

I have found several possible sources, but don't want to spend a fortune. I'm not a routined rod builder (I built ONE rod in my time, and it was miserable!), so I want to start modestly and just see how it works. UK blanks are available from about 60-70 £ and kits from about 100 £. This is about what I plan on offering.

Anybody have any experience with such blanks or kits?
Any recommendations?

Martin

PS: I will of course make an article on the whole process.

Sarunas_St's picture

Hello Martin :) ...

Hello Martin :)

In ebay.com You can find something for rod building,like blanks,guides,cork and other..
Now there are this: http://cgi.ebay.com/Bamboo-Fly-Rod-Blank-by-Fitch_W0QQitemZ300048494588QQihZ020QQcategoryZ23819QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item300048494588
Maybe it will be useful for You..
Also in this forum I think You will find help http://www.rodbuildingforum.com/ :wink:

Kalby64's picture

Hi Martin,...

Hi Martin,
I've never seen a cane rod build from a kit, but there is a guy here in Bremen, (Rolf Baginski), who has offered weekend courses in the past, to build a cane rod from spliting the bambo, to putting epoxy on the wraps. A friend took part in the course last year, and although he had no experience in rod building, build a very nice, useable rod over the weekend.
Here is his homepage if you are interested: http://www.baginski-fly-rods.com/index.html

Take care
Paul

rybolov's picture

Re: Split cane blank/kit...

UK blanks are available from about 60-70 £ and kits from about 100 £.

Martin Joergensen's picture

Re: Split cane blank/kit...
e available from about 60-70 £ and kits from about 100 £.

been searching the web and my best bet for an inexpensive kit is British Norman-Agutters. They have blanks from 65£ and kits with cork, rings, ferrules and everything from about 110£. That seems like a price range where I can afford to experiment with cane rod building.

Martin

Something to strive for...

Hi Martin, and all others interested in rodbuilding.

Check out the rods from J.D. Wagner:
http://www.wagnerrods.com/limited.html

The quality of the work layn down in these rods is simply astonishing and truly something to strive for in building rods. I particularly like the rods where the continued cane make up the handle, and the once with ebony inlay in front of the handle.

-Jari

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