Riverkeepers: A Bamboo Rod for Bamboo Bend
Late last year when cane rod builder Richard K. Perry started this rod for the upcoming Rodmakers at Grayrock he decided to contribute it to Victor Edwards' Bamboo Bend project. Sale of the rod will help Edwards continue his annual rod-building workshop for veterans selected from such programs as Project Healing Waters.
A 7' 2" 4/5 weight based on the Paul Young Driggs River taper, the rod is lively and powerful, as you'll see when Ron Kilgren casts it.
Take a few minutes to see the rod come into existence at the RKP Cane Rod shop in Lovells. After several visits to document the build we're impressed by the precision steps that go into the building of a cane rod.
And if you're interested in the rod please contact Bamboo Bend or Richard Perry. It's the perfect AuSable rod and you'd be helping an incredibly worthy cause!
The Riverkeepers series on AuSableTrout.com explores the work of organizations and volunteers who do good work for Michigan's northern rivers. We hope you'll consider contacting one of these organizations to join or volunteer. And if you have a good 'Riverkeeper' idea, please let us know at info@AuSableTrout.com.