Author: Will Rice
You need to see this to believe it. Trouts Fly Fishing is proud to announce that we have received one of the only Scott SC Cane Bamboo Fly Rods that exist on the planet. This is absolutely a unique rod for us and is radically different from other bamboo fly rods in the market. Here is how Rick Mikesell put it after casting the SC this morning:
"This rod is radically different from other cane offerings out there, and after casting it I can see it is one of the few bamboo rods I have touched that is truly a fishing tool in the modern sense," said Mikesell. “These rods are handmade by Naoki Hashimoto, who is the current star of Japanese Bamboo rod building. Every thing on the rod is handmade aside from the guides – handmade ferrules, cork, insert, all componentry - ven the rod sock is hand sewn by Hashimoto out of Kimono Cloth . Hashimoto’s focus on these rods is to create truly fishable bamboo.”
Here are a few other observations that are worth noting:
· Blanks are designed with flatness without curvature - to complete the flatness on blanks for the purpose of realizing the taper design intends to achieve ideal rod action. This flatness creates rod action itself.
· Hollow construction affects rod 'rebound' which brings in the 'rebound' power of bamboo material at its best.
· The ferrules are hand made from a nickel silver bar stock all by Haoki Hashimoto himself.
There are only three of these rods in existence and we are happy to have one here in the shop. Please stop by to check it out or you can see more details at our Online Store. Seeing is believing.