I have organized 16 training courses for the building of bamboo fly rods and have taught hundreds of people the delicate art of following the tradition and appreciating the beauty of a hand made fly rod and the novelty of a really scientific approach to the rod action..
If, you too wish to share what I know and realize the pleasure of making and using your split bamboo rod yourself or with your friends- "MY FLY ROD" is for you .
Nineteen years ago, in a hurry, the first issue of "LA CANNE A MOUCHE" (Now out-of-print) appeared as the sole book in French about building a split cane rod. The greater part with excerpts from the new edition is on the site http://www.bamboo-fly-rod-building.com .
6. Build your final planing forms, adjust them to fit the chosen taper (Chapter IV), lighten (alveolate) before gluing (Chapter V),
All this will allow you to follow step-by-step, the progress of the different processes and to be actually advised in their realisation.
The book is designed to allow you to create your rod in about one month, whether you are a beginner or an experienced person.
Its clear and widely illustrated form will guide you step by step in the progress of the different processes of building your rod.
During the trickier process steps, the video will give you supplementary assistance (by showing the best methods).
Price of the book in PDF format My Fly Rod 125 pages 150 illustrations and photographs + 18 Videos : 57$
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This book is in digitalized (PDF format to be read or printed from your computer) being more convenient than a paper form..
I have been waiting for you to reprint La Canne A Mouche as I have been searching for a copy of your first printing unsuccessfully.
I have read most of the American books on building bamboo rods and found your book to be well worth reading. It has procedures and methods I have not seen before.
I think releasing all of the videos along with the book would let the reader move at their own pace. I believe that if you translated La Canne A Mouche into English you will find a new audience.
I am particularly interested in the way you splice the tip section to the butt section instead of using ferrules. I hope your video explaining pages 72 – 77 thoroughly.
This concept as it is literally foreign to me. I read Bremond’s article from the late 1970’s about hollow building and using a splice rather than a ferrule but I am still a little baffled by it.
A scale drawing of a layout like you show to the left of the bamboo in the picture on page 54 – (5.5) with the distances noted (lengths of the cells and the spaces in between) from one end to the other referencing a particular taper such as the Alcibiades so I can better understand the concept would help. Even having the position and lengths of the cells written to the right of the tapers on page 128 would be helpful.
I am sorry, I can read and speak Franc, but I am unable to write in your beautiful language. So I replay in English.
The videos are explicative and well made. I suggest only to add same music to accompanying the vision. Soft and meditative musics, for example, like Erik Satie.
I think that the price of the book is correct considering the complexity of the work that you have made. Also today.
I hope that this short words can be useful for you, and you have my complete authorization to use it in your web page.
And verify for yourself the qualitative and comprehensive information brought by "MY FLY ROD" and its 125 pages.
I shall receive my e-book immediately after my payment. It is downloadable and not sent by post under paper format. I benefit today from the Book offer + 17 videos at 57$..
Likewise, I benefit from the "60 day satisfaction guarantee"If the book does not bring what is promised I shall fully paid back your purchase price.
Since you asked for my opinion I will give it to you. First, however, I think I should give you an idea of what I’ve read so far on this subject. The list comes from Thomas Penrose’s site:
I have not yet made a bamboo fly rod but have rebuilt two and built two graphite rods. I’ve been reading and researching the process of making bamboo rods in preparation for acquiring the necessary tools and building the equipment to make them.
The text of your Chapter 1 reminds me of Jack Howell’s book in the simplicity of technique and bits of sound advice. If you have a chance I think you would benefit from reading it. I found that there is a second edition in print but you have to buy it from Mr. Howell for $60.00 (shipping may be higher for you). Your chapter has ideas that I have not found elsewhere and which seem quite useful. For example. sketching out the entire strip width on the culm section. A couple of sources suggest marking the strip divisions on the nodes but you are the first to suggest marking them along the entire length. Assuming that the rest of the book follows in a similar vein, I believe that you have a useful addition to a rodmaker’s library in development.
I believe that your text could benefit from the assistance of a native English speaker. While you’ve generally done a good job expressing yourself in English, I did find…