With Fundamentals of Building a Bamboo Fly-Rod, it is possible to create your own heirloom-quality bamboo fly rod. All that's needed is patience, a steady hand, and George E. Maurer and Bernard P. Elser's clear, detailed instructions.
Bernard P. Elser, a technical writer by trade, has apprenticed with master rod-builders George Maurer and Art Weiler. He lives in Somerville, New Jersey. George E. Maurer, a professional rodmaker, sells his rods and teaches his art through his company, Sweetwater Rods. His home is in Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania.