Material for Fly Rods
Fly rods are made of the same materials as bait rods, but here the selection of material is of even greater importance. Split bamboo is the best yet, but solid wood rods are also used considerably though not as much so as at one time. Greenheart is the favorite wood in England and beautiful rods are made of it, but the English ideas of fly-casting are not exactly the same as ours and therefore greenheart is not so popular in our own country, though a favorite in Canada. Lancewood is more used here and is a very good material, but the best of solid woods is bethabara or noibe wood, which is only selected bethabara. But split bamboo is the universal favorite because of its greater strength, which allows the rod to be made lighter, and this is of the greatest importance.
Brooks, Lake. The Science of Fishing. Columbus, OH: A.R. Harding, 1912. Print.
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