SPLIT CANE BAMBOO FLY RODS

 BY

DON ANDERSEN



updated Feb 6/19

It has been a busy winter with a number of repairs into the shop including some quad tapers. As well as replacing rods sold and doing some custom building, I am building two rods "hollowed" out. While they are not hollow from end to end, I left small dams between the hollows. The hollowing idea is not new to me however. I was not convinced that there was any real advantage as amount of cane had to be increased in the rod to off-set the removal of the pith material. Further, I wondered how a "hollowed rod" would stand up. I built a Paul Young Para 15 taper three winters ago and have pounded the devil outta this rod over the past year. The rod has landed <> 900 trout with many over 5 lbs. The answer seems to be the rod held up.The rod felt a little lighter in my hand.
So I decided to built several rods last winter. They are a 7'9" 3 pc. 5 wt and a 8'3" John Bokstrom Cutthroat Taper. I intend to build perhaps another three rods this winter.


Rod Serial #029313 - 5 weight


This this the five weight version of the Edmonton Trout Unlimited Series that I featured last year.  


Length 7'9"
Serial # 029313
Line Weight 5 wt. Pieces 2 pc c/w 2 tips
Reel Seat Andersen style cap and ring Insert Wood Zebra
Handle Type Cigar Ferrules Classic Super Z's
 Strip Guide Mildrum Carboly Snake Guides Perfection
Rod Finish Spar Varnish Wrappings Light Tan c/w red tipping
Fittings Blued No Flamed Cane No
Rod Bag Yes Aluminum Case Yes
Rod Case Over-bag No
Amount Used New


Price $1350.00



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Rod Serial # 039313 - 4 weight

This is the 4 weight version of the 7'9" Edmonton Trout Unlimited Taper.



Length 7'9"
Serial # 039313
Line Weight 4 wt. Pieces 2 pc c/w 2 tips
Reel Seat Andersen style cap and ring Insert Wood Zebra
Handle Type Cigar Ferrules Classic Super Z's
 Strip Guide Mildrum Carboly Snake Guides Perfection
Rod Finish Spar Varnish Wrappings Light Tan c/w brown tipping
Fittings Blued No Flamed Cane No
Rod Bag Yes Aluminum Case Yes
Rod Case Over-bag No
Amount Used New

Price $1350.00
-Sold




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Rod Serial # 019314 - 3 weight

This is the 3 weight version of the 7'9" Edmonton Trout Unlimited Taper.


Length 7'9"
Serial # 019314
Line Weight 3 wt. Pieces 2 pc c/w 2 tips
Reel Seat Bellinger down locking Nickel Silver
Insert Wood Impregnated walnut
Handle Type Cigar Ferrules Classic Super Z's
 Strip Guide Mildrum Carboly Snake Guides Perfection
Rod Finish Spar Varnish Wrappings Light Tan c/w brown tipping
Fittings Blued No Flamed Cane No
Rod Bag Yes Aluminum Case Yes
Rod Case Over-bag No
Amount Used New




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Price $1350.00


Rod Serial # 029016 - 4  weight

This is one of two rods built in 2016 utilizing the Jim Payne model 100 taper.  Lawn tested, it is smooth and will reach out to 60' feet readily. It is a joy to cast.

Length 7'6"
Serial # 029016
Line Weight 4 wt. Pieces 2 pc c/w 2 tips
Reel Seat Andersen style cap and ring Insert Wood Zebra
Handle Type Cigar Ferrules Classic Super Z's
 Strip Guide Mildrum Carboly Snake Guides Perfection
Rod Finish Spar Varnish Wrappings Tan c/w red trim
Fittings Blued No Flamed Cane No
Rod Bag Yes Aluminum Case Yes
Rod Case Over-bag No
Amount Used New



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Price $1350.00 


Rod Serial # 039618 - 4 weight

This rod is one of the two that were contructed "hollowed out". Utilizing the same taper for the 3 piece rod, I contructed a 2 piece rod.The weight saving was somewhat more as the rod was of 2 piece contruction.  Took the rod for a lawn test the other day and I found it also seemed light in the hand.

Length 8'0"
Serial # 039618
Line Weight 4 wt. Pieces 2 pc c/w 2 tips
Reel Seat Andersen style cap and ring Insert Wood Zebra
Handle Type Cigar Ferrules Classic Super Z's
 Strip Guide Mildrum Carboly Snake Guides Hopkins and Holloway
Rod Finish Spar Varnish Wrappings Tan c/w red trim
Fittings Blued No Flamed Cane No
Rod Bag Yes Aluminum Case Yes
Rod Case Over-bag No
Amount Used New

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Price $1550

The "Original"



Rod Serial # 029317 - 5 weight

Just completed this rod in Feburary/17 and is ready for a home. The taper  one of two done in the 7'9" 5 wt. configuration  Over the past 30 years I've built upwards of 50 of these rods and to date this taper has comprised near 25% of all rod built.


Length 7'9"
Serial # 019317
Line Weight 5 wt. Pieces 2 pc c/w 2 tips
Reel Seat Andersen style cap and ring Insert Wood Impregnated maple burl
Handle Type Cigar Ferrules Classic Super Z's
 Strip Guide Mildrum Snake Guides Hopkins and Holloway 
Rod Finish Spar Varnish Wrappings Tan c/w brown tipping
Fittings Blued No Flamed Cane No
Rod Bag Yes Aluminum Case Yes
Rod Case Over-bag No
Amount Used New



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Price $1350.00 
- - SOLD



Rod Serial # 029615 - 3/4 weight

This taper was provided to me by one of the most inventative eastern US bamboo rod builders - Tom Smithwick.  This is a honey of a taper. I have test cast the rod with both 3 and 4 weight double taper lines and they work very well. Last year
with Tom's consent, advice and support I made two similar rods. One butt section supported two tips - a one weight and a two weight. The other butt section supported two tips with one a three weight and the other a four weight. Both rods found good homes immediately. Rather than attempt another 1/2 weight rod that would be seen by many as a novelty, I chose to build the rod with the original 3 weight taper.Tom cautioned me that he found the rod carried a 4 weight line as well and he's bang on right.



Length 8'0"
Serial # 029615
Line Weight 3/4 wt. Pieces 2 pc c/w 2 tips
Reel Seat Andersen Style Cap and Ring Insert Wood Spalted Sycamore Impregnated
Handle Type Cigar Ferrules Classic Super Z's
 Strip Guide Mildrum Carboly Snake Guides Hopkins and Holloway
Rod Finish Spar Varnish Wrappings Tan c/w brown tippings
Fittings Blued No Flamed Cane No
Rod Bag Yes Aluminum Case Yes
Rod Case Over-bag No
Amount Used New

PRICE $1350.00



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Rod Serial # 019615 -5 weight

This taper is a Jim Payne Model 102 which is popular in many areas due to it's casing ability.The popularity is deserved.
I'd add the rod to my personal stable but the corral is getting a tad full of 5 weights. I'm offering it for sale.
This taper is quite stiff and dry fly guys would enjoy it a lot.

Length 8'0"
Serial # 019615
Line Weight 5 wt. Pieces 2 pc c/w 2 tips
Reel Seat Andersen Cap and Ring style
Insert Wood Zebra
Handle Type Cigar Ferrules Classic Super Z's
 Strip Guide Mildrum Carboly Snake Guides Hopkins and Holloway
Rod Finish Spar Varnish Wrappings Tan c/w brown tippings
Fittings Blued No Flamed Cane No
Rod Bag Yes Aluminum Case Yes
Rod Case Over-bag No
Amount Used New

PRICE $1350.00


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Rod Serial # 049615 -5 weight

This rod is a Dickerson Model 8013 1949 series. It is somewht stiffer than other Dickersons. I test cast it with both 5 and 6 weight lines. Both performed well although I'd like the 5 weight for dry fly work. Even dealing with a cross wind, the rod cast the 5 and 6 weights over 65 feet when using a light haul. The rod features a full wells grip of slightly larger diameter than my typical handles. Two rods of this taper were built. Pictures of the other rod will appear in the Custom Builds sectiion of the home page. To get a sense of the taper, see: http://www.carlinbamboo.com/essays/deflection.htm




Length 8'0"
Serial # 049615
Line Weight 5/6 wt. Pieces 2 pc c/w 2 tips
Reel Seat Andersen style cap and ring Insert Wood Ribbon Marple Impregated
Handle Type Full Wells Ferrules Classic Super Z's
 Strip Guide Mildrum Carboly Snake Guides Perfection
Rod Finish Spar Varnish Wrappings Tan c/w brown tippings
Fittings Blued No Flamed Cane No
Rod Bag Yes Aluminum Case Yes
Rod Case Over-bag No
Amount Used New

PRICE $1350.00



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The Cross over Rods


This taper was developed for fishing the windy areas of southern Alberta. It is a mild parabaolic derived from Paul Young tapers.  After making several of these I finally made one I was happy with. And so it was called THE PLAN.
I built two of this taper in the 2017-18 season. One is offered for sale and the other is a donation rod to the Edmonton Trout Unlimited Chapter Lloyd Shea Fund.



Length
 8'0"
Serial #
 019618
Line Weight
6 weight
Pieces
 2 pieces c/w extra tip
Reel Seat
Andersen style cap and ring
Insert Wood
Zebra
Handle Type
Half Wells
Ferrules
Classic Sporting Enterprises Super Z
 Strip Guide
Midrum Caraboly
Snake Guides
Hopkins and Holloway
Rod Finish
Varnish
Wrappings
Tan c/w dark beown tipping
Fittings Blued
No
Flamed Cane
No
Rod Bag
Yes
Aluminum Case
Yes
Rod Case Over-bag
No
Amount Used
New



PRICE $1350.00



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Heavier Trout or Lake Rods

This is a series of rod tapers that have been designed to cast 6 weight lines.Personally,  the 6 weight lines covers all my needs. When I fish the lakes, I generally have two rods strung ready to go. One with a floating line and the other with either a floater, Hover line or a rate #2 clear camo.


Rod Serial # 029611

This is a Dickerson 8015 taper that is a new one to me and from the butt dimensions, it will and does cast  like a cannon. While I've heard that the taper is rated for a 6 weight, I would think that it could carry a 7 weight as well. The rod casts very well out to 75' or so.

Length 8'0" Serial # 029611
Line Weight 6 wt. Pieces 2 piece c/w 2 tips
Reel Seat Andersen style cap and ring Insert Wood Zebra
Handle Type Full Wells Ferrules Classic Super Z's
 Strip Guide Mildrum Carboly Snake Guides Perfection
Rod Finish  Hand rubbed Oil finish Wrappings Tan wrappings c/w brown trip wraps
Fittings Blued No Flamed Cane No
Rod Bag Yes Aluminum Case Yes 
Rod Case Over-bag No
Amount Used New

PRICE $1350.00


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Rod Serial # 049610

This rod is a personal favorite taper. The Para 15 is described as a Parabolic Taper and  I use this rod for fishing trout lakes. My personal arsenal contains 4 rods of this taper and over the past 15 years have delivered yoeman performance all over Western Canada.

Length  8'0" Serial # 049610
Line Weight 6 wt Pieces 2 piece c/w 2 tips
Reel Seat Andersen style cap and ring Insert Wood Mesquite
Handle Type Western Ferrules Classic Super Z's
 Strip Guide Mildrum Carboly Snake Guides Perfection
Rod Finish Varnish Wrappings Tan wrapping c/w brown tipping
Fittings Blued No Flamed Cane No
Rod Bag Yes Aluminum Case Yes
Rod Case Over-bag No
Amount Used New


PRICE $1350.00





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All the above rods are FOB my shop. Delivery is via courier with shipping anywhere in North America costing about $100.00

Note: Pricing is in Canadian Dollars. To get update currency conversion use: http://www.xe.com/ucc/


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Contact information:


donandersen@bamboorods.ca
403-845-2069

Don Andersen





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