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On the Workbench: Bamboo Wading Staff

We are currently working on a bamboo wading staff. It is not split-bamboo but is instead made from a complete bamboo culm. And rather than Tonkin bamboo, we are making these of Calcutta bamboo from India. You'll have to choice of a rubber-like elastomer cork or black grip. The leash is 22" long of 3/16" shock cord and can be attached to your person with a small aluminum carabiner. The tip has a stainless steel insert or you can use the included rubber tip. They'll come in two lengths, 48" and 54".  We should have these available in the next few weeks. Let us know what you think! 

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Bamboo + Ambassador: Bambassador!

We are looking for Headwaters Bambassadors! Do you have tons of fly fishing buddies? Would you like to make a little extra scratch? We have started up a Bambassador program for you! For every rod purchase you push our direction, you will earn 10% of the sale. And you will give your friends and fishing associates a 20% discount that is good sitewide. So, what are you waiting for? You can sign up here: https://headwatersbamboo.goaffpro.com/

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Do The Tapers Have You a Little Confused?

If you're struggling a bit with understanding our tapers, please take a look at this article we posted on our site. This should help you in making your decision. If you need more information, though, you can simply hit the chat button and we'll be happy to help. Or you can call 208.789.4391. https://headwatersbamboo.com/pages/bamboo-fly-rod-tapers

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Crafting a Bamboo Fly Rod

We ran across this recent article (July 15, 2020) in the Woodworker's Journal outlining the process for building a bamboo fly rod. We thought we'd share for those interested in learning more about how these fine instruments are made. Enjoy! Jeff Day shares his insights into the challenging craft of building a bamboo fly rod. https://www.woodworkersjournal.com/how-to-make-a-bamboo-fly-fishing-rod/

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