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Sustainability and the Bamboo Fly Rod

Headwaters Bamboo fly rods are made of Tonkin cane, which grows in sloped groves in the Guangdong Province of China, along the Sui River. I've tramped these hills and thrilled at the beautiful source of our rods. I've touched the bamboo in its exquisite natural environment. I've marveled at the harvesting of this native species that provides us with the unique fly fishing instruments we love. Bamboo is awesome for so many reasons! A biggie is that it’s a boon to the environment. Let’s take a bit of a dive into the world of sustainability and the bamboo fly rod.   The UN World Commission on Environment and Development says “sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present...

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Gotta Love a John Gierach Article on Bamboo

Who other than John Gierach could come up with this article title:  The Quasi-Religious, Damn-Near-Irrational Appeal of Bamboo Fishing Rods And the article itself lives up to the hype as well. Take a read here at bloomberg.com: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-08/the-outrageous-irrational-appeal-of-bamboo-fishing-rods

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Good Read: Our Rivers Will Carry Us

"Lately, we haven’t bothered fishing much. We just let the river take us away, soak in the warm rays of the sun, throw the stick for Gus, and look for agates and petrified wood on the gravel bars."

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Headwaters Bamboo Now Paying Carbon Offsets

We are now paying carbon offsets for the emissions from shipping our products. We have partnered with Pachama, a company dedicated to reforestation. You can read more about this program and the partnership here: https://headwatersbamboo.com/pages/carbon-offsets-for-headwaters-bamboo-shipping

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