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buying bamboo

A few words on buying bamboo for rodbuilding. Tonkin cane, tea stick bamboo, Arundinaria Amamabilis are different names for the same stuff, the material the best trout flyrods of the world are made of. This particular species of bamboo come from a pretty small area in southeastern China.

the bamboo broker

Andy Royer is a guy from Vashon, Wahington who specialzed in importing bamboo specifically suitable for making fine split bamboo rods. Although I never bought bamboo from Andy, I will do so in the future. Since 1996 he has built quite a reputation among bamboo rodmakers.

printed on  24.03.2019

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