Friday, June 21, 2013

BAMBOO fly rod - Dickerson taper with a SWELL butt

This bamboo blank was made of out tonkin bamboo. A 6'6" 2 piece 2 tips 3wt bamboo fly rod of Dickerson taper added swell butt at the bottom.

The bamboo blank in golden brown color was finished with a few coat of spar urethane.

Parts for this rod.

Up locking vintage looking reel seat fitted.

Half wells cork grip finished off with a hexagon winding check on top.

Completed handle.

Agated stripping guide wrapped with Pearsall's Jasper Silk and black thread trimming.

Completed bamboo fly rod.