There's a lot of interest in bamboo rods, or at least curiosity about them. They've been around since before the Civil War and for much of that time almost all fly rods - cheap, expensive, and in between - were made of split bamboo. They're a large part of the tradition and mythology of fly fishing, but some fishermen are surprised to learn that they're as alive and well now as they've ever been. In fact, some of the split bamboo rods being built today are among the best ever made.
Think of Fishing Bamboo as an introduction to bamboo rods and to the subculture of people who make, buy, sell, collect, and fish with them.