Friday 25 November 2011

Artisanal bamboo fishing rods

Check out this short movie about Nick Taransky, who's an amazing artisan in making fly fishing rods out of bamboo. In thefilm Mr. Taransky explains that it takes up to 60 hours to finish a single rod - which probably makes you wonder about the price. Well, they don't come cheap: be prepared to drop about €1500,- for a multi-piece rod.

It might get a little too cold over here in the northern parts of Europe for fly fishing, but when spring comes around again, we'll surely think of these rods when looking for some river monsters.