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About building, maintaining and fishing bamboo rods

Find "Trout Grass, a documentary on bamboo" here

Trout Grass

See "Bamboo rod building, part 7" by clicking here

Bamboo part 7

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Bamboo part 6

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Bamboo part 5

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Bamboo part 4

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Bamboo part 3

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Bamboo part 2

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Bamboo part 1

Videos with "Bamboo - About building, maintaining and fishing bamboo rods" - More videos about about this subject
8ft 5wt
A days fishing on a Mid Wales tributary using an 8ft 5wt cane rod.
Blackburn Bamboo Fly Rods

Bill Blackburn of W.W. Blackburn Bamboo Fly Rods talks about about rod building and fly fishing in Bozeman, Montana. Soundtrack: "Vanlig" by Jahzzar (

Summers trailer...

This is a trailer for a piece about Michigan bamboo rod maker Bob Summers. The piece covers a little of Bob's history as a rod maker, starting from his days with Paul Young but also focusing on his relationship with George Griffith (founder of TU) as they were fishing buddies for 25+ years on the AuSable.

"Summer" and the full version of "The Brothers Brown" will be special features on "The River" dvd...a full 2 hour feature on the past, present and future of the AuSable due for release April 2014/

Winston Rod Co., The Art of Bamboo ...
The Art of Bamboo, A Winston Tradition Since 1929

Each Winston bamboo fly rod takes up to two years to complete. Join us for a rare look behind the doors of Winston and get a firsthand look at what it takes to build the finest bamboo fly rods in the world.
MAKERS: Aaron Bamboo Fly Rods
Short documentary highlighting Aaron Bamboo Fly Rods, a one man shop making high end custom bamboo fly rods in Portland, Oregon.
Christening a cane rod

One of the great things about making cane rods is getting to fish with the rods new owner.
When the new owner is a friend and a very good fisherman so much the better.