Bamboo rods are steeped in fly fishing tradition. Many people associate them with tweed-wearing, pipe-smoking, gun-toting pensioner types where rods are only ever cast in the corridoors of nursing homes. Incorrect. New-age, modern classy folk are now busting their nuts to lay their hands all over this sweet bit of gear. Have a look at this short clip by Jack McCowan on Nick Taransky’s labour of bamboo love. For more info go to Taransky Bamboo or for an alternative also take a peek at Indigo Creek Bamboo Rods – Both are a slice of hand-crafted Australian genious. A bit like a lamington really, sort of.