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John Gierach on Bamboo Rods

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Bamboo rods have a religious following among anglers. “Part of it is the way we value the Yankee workshop-like tradition of fine handwork done with what we now consider to be primitive tools, as well as the antique virtues of skill and patience,” writes John Gierach. “ But there’s also some unapologetic nostalgia at work here. Bamboo fly rods can recall a time when life was simpler, fish bigger (and...

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