Cane Rods by Rolf Baginski
"The exclusivity of my rods, characterized by the use of selected raw-materials and the
finest manual workmanship, produces a superb appearance and outstanding finish to all my outfits.
Precious materials joined together by traditional construction methods to produce an harmonious entirety, the rod of your dreams.
To this end my name will stand in the future."
Tonkin - the naturally grown "feeling"
More than 1000 kinds of Bamboo are known to science - but only one is uniting all characteristic qualities for the production of split-cane-rods - "arundinaria amabiles" - the "lovely grass" as it was named by F.A. McClure. This particular species, also known as Tonkin-cane, is growing exclusively in China and there especially in the coastal regions of Kwangsi and Kwangtung. Only here in these areas we find the climatic conditions to guarantee the growth of this grass - many times shaken and whipped by monsoon-storms - to make it suitable for the building of split-cane-rods
After cutting the stems, which can reach a height of up to 12 meters, they have to be transported to the river Sui from where they are, after a pre-drying-procedure, transported on the waterway to to town of Fetchung. In Fetchung the stems are dried over fire, which gives them the characteristic "straw"-yellow colour. Finally they are bundled and shipped from Hong Kong reaching Europe and other overseas markets.
Manually produced split-cane-rods are a specialty, each one unique and valuable
( Sample shown is not exact as each seat is hand made and differ.)
This refers as well to my wooden reel-seats made from selected and rare Amboina wood, which shows in its roots fantastic speckled/veined wood-structures. Like my rods also the reel-seats are hand-made and manually fitted. Each reel-seat is unique and completes your rod to an exclusive and individual preciousness.
The Manufacturing Process
Principally there are two different treatments of the raw-material:
Sawing and milling by machines
Splitting and planing manually
By using the first mechanized method, the cane is sawn into individual sections and single splices are milled. This results in the disadvantages that
the naturally grown directions of the fibres and especially the knots between the individual sections will be damaged.
By using the second manual method, which is absolutely essential to produce a first-class rod, the Tonkin-cane is split manually along the
natural direction/running of the fibres to achieve the raw splices. During the following production-procedure the splices are straightened
and adjusted as well as planed manually until the final shape is achieved, i.e. that the "power"-fibres of the cane
are perfectly straight and consequently can fulfill the desired function. The production of the rod by the manual method i.e. from the
raw Tonkin-cane to the completed split-cane-rod, needs more than 200 different working steps, which means a total of about 40 to 60 working hours.
For all my rods I personally guarantee:
~ the cane is neither sawn nor milled ~
~ all splices for one rod are from the same Tonkin-cane only ~
~ all splices are re-assembled in the same way as they were split out of the Tonkin-cane ~
Serial number is written on each rod as it is produced by Rolf.
Naturally an exclusive rod should not only be perfectly manufactured and cast the fly-line in an excellent manner, it also has to show this with its visual appearance.
The first of all needs an outstanding lacquer-finish. My rods have a triple dip coat-lacquering with a lacquer which is especially suitable for split-cane-rods.
The Evening Hatch Fly Shop
797 State Rte 940 East
Lake Harmony, PA 18624
OTHER NON-STOCK MODELS AVAILABLE ARE AS FOLLOWS,,,
HARMONY ~ a sensitive, medium-fast action
HORIZON ~ close or distant fast-action
WESTWIND ~ medium-fast action
SEA TROUT ~ two-handed rods
ALL BAGINSKI RODS COME WITH A 5 DAY INSPECTION PERIOD.
YOU MUST CALL US IF YOU WANT TO RETURN A ROD, EITHER WITHIN 5 DAYS OR BEYOND THE 5 DAYS !
IF YOU ARE RETURNING A ROD WITHIN 5 DAYS, A FULL REFUND WILL BE MADE.
TO RETURN A ROD BEYOND THE 5 DAYS, YOU MUST CALL THE EVENING HATCH FOR APPROVAL AND INSTRUCTIONS.
RODS RETURNED AFTER 5 DAYS ARE SUBJECT TO A 15% RESTOCKING CHARGE.
TO PLACE AN ORDER OR INQUIRE ABOUT A ROD,
CALL TOLL FREE 1-866-443-0772
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CURRENTLY IN STOCK
These rods are in stock and we do not have to charge the $45.00 shipping from Germany.
|MODEL||SERIAL #||LENGTH / LINE||PCS / TIPS||PRICE||NOTES |
|Westwind||1623||6ft, 4-wt||3pc., 2 tips||$1250.00||Natural|
|Westwind||1643||6ft, 4-wt||3pc., 2 tips||$1250.00||Natural|
|Westwind||1656||7ft, 4/5-wt||3pc., 2 tips||$1250.00||Flamed|
|Westwind||1648||7ft-6in, 5-wt||3pc., 2 tips||$1250.00||Flamed|
|Westwind||1658||8ft, 4/5-wt||3pc., 2 tips||$1250.00||Flamed|
|Westwind||1685||8ft, 5-wt||4pc., 2 tips||$1350.00||Dark Flamed|
|Harmony||1601||6ft, 4-wt||2pc., 2 tips||$1250.00||Natural|
|Harmony||1602||6ft, 4-wt||2pc., 2 tips||$1250.00||Natural|
|Harmony||1670||7ft-6in, 4/5 wt||2pc., 2 tips||$1250.00||Dark flamed|