Fine Cane Rods - Bamboo Fly Fishing Homepage
Gary Marshall maker and restorer of split cane (bamboo) fly rods in Derby England
 
 
Services offered
The range of splitcane rodmaking and restoring I undertake
 
 
Flyrod Range
Specifications for my standard range of bamboo rods
 
 
Rod Tubes
Custom made aluminium fly rod tubes
 
 
Photographs
Pictures of my handbuilt rods and restorations
 
 
Choosing a flyrod
How to select a rod for your own uses
 
 
Fly rods for sale
Handbuilt split cane rods currently available
 
 
Coarse fishing and spinning rods
Split cane coarse fishing rods, Avon, MkIV, Roach, Barbel.
 
 
Restored Rods
Examples of restoration work.
 
 
Bespoke Commissions
One off specials
 
 
Contact details
 
 
Terms of Business
 
 
Latest
Recent rodmaking and component news. Planing form progress.
 
 
Rodmaking
Illustrations and descriptions of the process of making a split cane rod
 
 
Links
Links to suppliers and those of general interest
 
 
Articles
Articles on rodmaking and angling
 
 
Test rods
The range of rods that are available to lawn cast.
 
 
Elite series rods
Range and specifications for the Elite series
 
 

Choosing a flyrod

A lot of factors influence the best choice of rod and I will be pleased to offer suggestions based on your fishing requirements.

I cannot stress strongly enough the benefit to be had by trying several rods before selecting what suits you. Everybody casts with their own style and some tapers will not match your approach whilst others may be a perfect fit.

Most people used to using carbon rods will prefer the faster actioned cane rods although even these will feel different generally taking longer to load and requiring less in the way of split second timing. The GR taper is perhaps the most popular in this range but for those that really enjoy the speed of graphite the TLT style may suit. Others who like the old style cane rods and yearn for say a CC de France will prefer the parabolic rods popularised by Charles Ritz as exemplified by Paul Young and Pezon et Michel.

Anglers with a relaxed casting style but who want the ability to alter loops shape and presentation will find medium action, Garrison style, tapers rewarding.

For those who welcome a technical approach as well as physical impressions I can show you the stress curves for the different styles of rod or a graph of the predicted deflected shape.

Send me your queries and I will get back to you, better still book an appointment.

Four rods

I wouldn't really recommend an 8ft #5 for a monster like this but it did the job in some style.

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Two well used
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