Cunningham Rods

The Making of a Hand-planed Bamboo Fly Rod . . .

Splitting bamboo

Bamboo strips cut to length,
nodes are staggered

Cooking bamboo
to remove moisture

Using heat to straighten the bamboo

Setting forms for the desired taper

Hand planing the bamboo strips

Six bamboo strips glued together

Attaching ferrules

Glued cork rings for grip

Shaping the grip

Turning the reel seat

Wrapping guides

Last of 3 varnish dips

Hand varnishing wraps

Engraving logo on butt cap

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Rick Cunningham
11197 FM 717 S
Ranger TX  76470

254 647-1409