Just reading this so if I am late to the party please forgive me .
The usual method for restoring compressed cork to its original shape is to steam it over a pan of boiling water or over a kettle spout , try it , it will work 👍
Quadrates make a distinct noise when cast because their cross section is not as aerodynamic as a hex or a penta.
One should also be mindful that irrespective of section geometry a cane / bamboo rod can be made as fast or as slow as the maker wants by simply varying the rods taper irrespective of...
There are approximately 20 UK rodmakers that are still active of which approximately 12 are enthusiastic amateurs who still churn out a quality product .
Before you decide on a maker or two to approach I would suggest you set your budget as a tier 1 maker will be in excess of £2000 , a tier 2...
I am on season 6 of my Vision Waders and Keeper Boots .
I wear mine typically 2-3 times a week and the waders but for two patches due to my own negligence are still holding up .
The Vision boots should have been retired a few months ago but I am determined to keep them going for this season .