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    Default Re: Handmade rod tube

    And after a bit of digging...a Hardy bamboo rod tube!


  2. #22

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohanzee View Post
    Found these... pretty stunning possibilities



    Agree, both stunning examples, have to say the bamboo looks really nice, and there will be a degree of variance between tubes, band position, tube shape, movement, etc. I like the brown belts as well, gives a reel karate feel!!

    Lower pic could be maple or cherry? Beautiful.

  3. #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by badcaster View Post
    Agree, both stunning examples, have to say the bamboo looks really nice, and there will be a degree of variance between tubes, band position, tube shape, movement, etc. I like the brown belts as well, gives a reel karate feel!!
    The Japanese have a tube thing they use to carry paper in, for cycling I think, looks just like that, the strap slides on either end and you wear it like a back pack, very ergonomic, why don't all rod tubes have that? this is strangely addictive

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    Default Re: Handmade rod tube

    I seem to remember Hardys had a bamboo tube on the Kenya rod this was a cane version of the Smuggler, I have used my 4in Diam bamboo to Make a yumi Bow so I only have 1/2 left, easker1

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    Default Re: Handmade rod tube

    I looked into making a carbon tube but couldn't find the anodised aluminium end caps online anywhere, so that idea is shelved, for now.

  6. #26

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    You can buy the tubes ready made from Taniwha Rodworks.

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    Default Re: Handmade rod tube

    Quote Originally Posted by pusser View Post
    I looked into making a carbon tube but couldn't find the anodised aluminium end caps online anywhere, so that idea is shelved, for now.
    REC Components do end caps. https://reelseats.com/shop/index.php...4e1e1870ab3865

    The problem with bamboo is it's tendency to split longitudinally, especially after removal of the nodal dams. You can see this in the split in the Hardy tube. If you don't need it to be waterproof it's ok. For me, aluminium is cheap and easy to make tubes from.
    Happy Crimbo all.

    Simon.
    "There are a thousand ways to make a fishing rod....most of them are right:- R.L. Nunley.

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