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    Default Bamboo for rods?

    Hi guys are there any native species of bamboo that can be used to make a fly rod? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan95 View Post
    Hi guys are there any native species of bamboo that can be used to make a fly rod? Thanks.
    Thamnocalamus tessellatus, Berg Bamboo (or African Dwarf Bamboo what I have also heard it being called) is an option apparently. You just to find some that are straight and thick enough.
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    Thanks. I'll look into that.

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