This bamboo fly rod was Michele’s personal rod and is in near mint condition as it has only been lightly used a few times. It is 7’6 “# 4 3 pcs with twin tips and has a progressive action, swollen butt with blued ferrules stepped down similar to the Leonard’s model, tiger maple reel seat, nickel silver blued cap and ring and a vintage red agate stripping guide.
When Michele sent this rod to me look at I was overwhelmed by the craftsmanship that had gone into it, it handles and casts beautifully and would be a pleasure to hold as well as to own! I have added a link to his website below where you will be able to access information about him and his rods. http://www.bamboorod.altervista.org/home-page.html
“I believe bamboo is a magical material, a gift of nature, perfectly suited to become fly rods, thanks to its long and robust fibres.
Their extension all along the cane length is actually the secret of these perfect fishing instruments that will satisfy the fisherman for their elegant and harmonious looks and their throwing performances.
But only human craft will make the transformation possible.
Bamboo soaked water bent to the wind and warmed up under the sun rays, getting stronger and stronger until the day came for its harvest.
All this arises a kind of mystical inspiration that you can sense in the final product too, the rod maker’s masterpiece.
I’m deeply convinced that today the passage to such an experience is to be regarded as an intimate and personal evolution, which begins when you stop counting the fish and start savouring the quality of every single fishing moment.
Making rods is much more than a hobby to me, it’s an integral part of fly-fishing.
To throw with a tool that combines all of nature and art’s fascination means to enjoy even more for every
day I spend on a river bank.”