Fish Better? Consider the mechanics of bamboo.
Bamboo’s weight works to a fly fisher’s advantage: the bamboo’s mass propels the line to give the feel of the rod casting itself. At the center of a bamboo rod is a soft, pithy substance that dampens vibration, slowing down and delaying the transmission of useless motion. The hard exterior enamel strengthens the bamboo. These elements combine to give the bamboo rod a smooth, more natural action, with incredible strength and durability.
Every fly angler ought to fish bamboo. Whether you’re hobbled by the prohibitive cost of custom rods or the heirloom sentiment of an antique, a reasonably priced Headwaters rod proves a fishable alternative.
Bamboo inherently has remarkable flex action. This enhanced arc is a loading multiplier that generates amplified momentum, making your casts effortless and buttery smooth. Skip Pritchard of Stone Creek Anglers in Walla Walla, Washington, says:
I love fishing your rods. I use them when I instruct casting and they are great tools to get people to feel loading of the rod and the gentle rhythm that comes with bamboo.
So stand in the water and wave a stick, a superb stick handcrafted of genuine Tonkin cane. Bamboo is a natural, renewable, environmentally responsible material that has amazing physical characteristics. Let the flex and momentum of a Headwaters bamboo rod help you cast better.