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
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