Trout Unlimited

When I was very little I was around fishing poles, boats and lures almost daily, and I went to a lot places where I watched my dad, mother, aunts and uncles fish using everything from cane poles to casting rods.

Back in the early 1950s, fiberglass rod building was in its infancy and a lot of metal rods were still around. Many of the best rods were made of split bamboo. Almost all the fly rods were bamboo and some of them were very expensive.

Paul DiPrima of Trout Unlimited, Coosa Valley Chapter, can be reached at PaulDiprima@aol.com.

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