One of the things that separates the Scarborough Fly and Bait Casting Assoc. from other Toronto area fishing clubs is our interest in building bamboo rods. Sure, you could go to BassPro and plunk down $200 to buy a fancy carbon fly rod, but there’s something special about catching a trophy trout on a cane rod that you’ve fashioned with your own two hands. If you are interested in learning to build a bamboo fly rod, you should check us out (the winter months are usually when we are in the club workshop building new rods or repairing old ones).
Another great rod building resource is Canadian Cane…an annual hands on symposium about bamboo rod building… http://www.canadiancane.com/may-2015.html