Speaking to a large group last week at our monthly Rod & Gun gathering, Bill Tweardy demonstrated the intricate process of making a bamboo fly rod. For the demonstration on hand, shown were the stages of the process from the uncut Bamboo piece, the cut pieces, the tools and of course the end product. Bamboo has greater tensile strength (or resistance to being pulled apart) than steel, and it withstands compression better than concrete. It was truly fascinating to see how it is done! In real time, the process on average takes about 40 hours! Bill’s handmade bamboo fly rods are his legacy to pass on to his children and grandchildren and a true work of art and no he does not sell them! Check out the pictures below from the gathering:
Looking ahead, please mark your calendars; March 31st for our Annual Event. We will be having the The Short Films, back by popular demand, and a delicious dinner.
For you shooters check HERE for directions to the Range and hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10-3pm. The Range is open to Rod & Gun Members. Membership details are available HERE. Share your Member Sporting Pictures by texting Wendy at 203 253-7790. We love sharing our Rod & Gun Members photos and including them in our Annual Event slide show!
Check out these action shots from the 2020 Reef Cup from Ken Hendrick!