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October 2000
Issue 1

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The October, 2000 issue of Power Fibers contains:

Ferrule Making 101

Here is the procedure I use to machine ferrules from tubing. It is based on instructions from Dave LeClair.

First machine the female
Machine water checks...

The Taper Sheet: Hand Mills, Quadrates and Conversions

When I started building, I primarily focused on traditional hexagonal bamboo rods. This format has been the most widely accepted, due to the ease of use having only one form. I learned to make my first rods on hex forms purchased from Lon Blauvelt of Maine. They produced rods that were as good as my skill could muster. I knew it would not be long...


Rodmaker Profile: R.A. Fick

Rick Fick is one of the emerging names in bamboo rodmaking. His rods are hot items and sell for top dollar on bamboo rod lists and internet auctions. It is Rick’s lifetime passion for flyfishing that slowly brought...

Adding Serrations to Ferrules

Making serrations on the ferrules is an easy task. I use a slitting saw and arbor that I got from ENCO (about $25 with extra blades). You can make your slit as wide or narrow as you want within reason, but I make mine....

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