Monthly Archives: May 2012
So you’re going fishing…let’s say thanks!
It’s Memorial day! So you have been planning this weekend for quite some time. Long weekend, weather is getting much better and the bug life is really starting to bloom! Did all the yard work, or at least enough to … Continue reading
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Matching a reel to your new rod… fuel for thought!
Matching a reel to your new bamboo fly rod can be quite an experience. Here is an area where we can get pretty crazy! Just what do you need… and what do you want? Well let’s talk about what is … Continue reading
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Leaders for your Bamboo fly rod! … which is best?
Leaders…furled, braided, hand tied knotted, tapered one piece. That about covers it! What’s the best one? Well that’s kinda up to you and how you define ‘best leader’ For a long time I used commercially available tapered leaders with a … Continue reading
So you want a new fly rod… which one to buy?
So you decided you want a bamboo fly rod! Is this your first one? Or are you adding to your collection? Are you gonna fish with this rod of buy it as an investment? These and many other questions may … Continue reading
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Bamboo Rods…buy or make? or both!…
So you have been bitten by the Bamboo Rod Bug! Well, here’s the bad news, there is no known cure! The good news… yes every cloud has a silver lining! You are in for a trip that is full of … Continue reading
About those knives!……how it started!
Like many people I have always been fascinated by knives. So I thought I should make one, you know not just grind a piece of metal but forge it! Always looked cool when I would see a blacksmith forming a … Continue reading
My Latest effort…
Here’s my latest effort, this rod went to Japan, second one for the same customer. It has all custom made components and is based on a Garrison 204e. Click on the thumnail for larger view, Thank you for your interest, … Continue reading
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The J.E. Arguello rod… A matter of custom!
When I started making bamboo fly rods back in 1991 it seemed that it was somewhat difficult to find components that I felt would compliment a fine bamboo rod. Aluminum reel seats have never been an option for me although … Continue reading
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