Bamboo is all about tradition. But it doesn’t have to be like the stereotypes. You can have a bamboo rod built with whatever action you’d like.
Oh, and by the way, did you recognize the angler in this image? That’s Ike there fishing in the 1950s.
Here’s an interesting story about President Eisenhower and his Veep, Richard Nixon:
Eisenhower once tried to teach his vice-presidential running mate Richard Nixon how to cast with a fly rod.
Nixon’s first cast hooked a tree limb. Nixon’s second cast hooked a tree limb. Nixon’s third cast hooked a tree limb. Nixon’s fourth cast hooked Eisenhower’s shirt, at which point the lesson ended.
Nixon wrote, “Fishing just isn’t my bag.”