Rods are a new
type of fishing rod that combines the tradition, beauty, and strength
of bamboo with the technology of today's graphite rods. They are
handmade from specially cured and tapered sticks of natural Golden
bamboo complete with cork handles, reel seats, and thread wrapped
Real Rods are strong, sensitive and beautiful. They are also natural,
pure, and simple. Man first used plants such as bamboo and Calcutta
reeds as fishing poles. Many anglers fondly remember Dad or Grandpa
fishing with a cane pole on the banks of the river or pond.
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Fishermen continue to comment on their
strength and sensitivity. Some fishermen swear they can cast further
with a Real Rod. You will be hooked on Real Rods once you catch a fish
because they add a level of excitement and enjoyment to your outdoor
experience. For most anglers, bamboo rods probably won’t replace their
graphite rods; however, they will become a fun and cherished rod in
their arsenal, and will always bring a smile to their face. Just like
in nature, no two Real Rods are exactly alike. Try fishing with a Real
Rod and let us know what you think.
How they're made
Our rods are not made from split and glued bamboo but are continuous
sticks of tapered golden bamboo. All Real Rods are made by hand and
each pole is specifically harvested to become a fishing rod. Our
craftsmen are very skilled in working with bamboo and draw on their
fishing knowledge when building each rod. After years of trial and
error, we developed and perfected a proprietary process for curing the
bamboo that makes Real Rods strong and beautiful. Every bamboo pole is
at least three years old when it is harvested to insure strength. They
are also specially treated to prevent sun and moisture damage.
After years of building Real Rods in Austin, TX, we are now making the
rods in China. We decided to do it for many reasons and the consumer
is the ultimate beneficiary. Chinese bamboo is much more strong and
plentiful than US bamboo. The Chinese people are also extremely
knowledgeable and skilled in working with bamboo and bamboo is a part
of their history and culture. Of course, we were also able to offer
the rods at a much lower price since each rod takes over six hours of
labor to manufacture. All Real Rods are thoroughly tested for strength
and craftsmanship in our offices in Texas before they are shipped to a
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