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Doug Montgomery – Building Bamboo Fly Rods for the Hobbyist

April 2, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

- FREE!

Gain appreciation for the time, work and effort involved in this process.

Doug has held a passion for fly fishing for the past 30 years. Over the past seven years, Doug has developed an interest in building bamboo fly rods in his home.

Building a split cane bamboo fly rod can be a very challenging and enjoyable hobby incorporating both wood working techniques and the skills of wrapping and finishing a fly rod. The basic steps include:

  • Deciding the size and taper of the rod,
  • Selecting and splitting the cane – nodes or nodeless,
  • Straightening, bevelling and planning the taper,
  • Binding and sanding the blanks,
  • Grips and ferrules,
  • Wrapping and finishing.
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Grand River Brown Trout – Bamboo Fly Rod – Hardy Fly Reel.

Doug will share with us the basic tools required, the materials needed and the construction process involved in building your very own fishable bamboo fly rod.

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Details

Date:
April 2, 2016
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
FREE!
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Organizer

The First Cast Fly Shop
Phone:
519-766-HOOK(4665)
Website:
www.thefirstcast.ca

Details

Date:
April 2, 2016
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
FREE!
Event Categories:
, ,

Organizer

The First Cast Fly Shop
Phone:
519-766-HOOK(4665)
Website:
www.thefirstcast.ca

We are the leading provider of Fly Fishing Lessons, Corporate Team Building, andGuiding Services on the Upper Grand River, the Upper Credit River, and the Conestogo River.

No Guelph, Fergus, Kitchener or Cambridge Fishing Tackle Retailer will boast as complete and diverse a store inventory, including a vast selection of Fly Fishing RodsFly Fishing Reels, Fishing WadersWading Boots and Streamside Accessories.

Order a HLS or TFC Gift Card – We will put one in the mail for FREE!