……bamboo fly rods are just plain fun to fish. They practically force you to slow down your casting stroke if you are casting too fast. A quality bamboo fly rod is more than the sum of its parts, it is an extension of the makers personality and quite often becomes part of the anglers as well. A day fishing a bamboo rod seems to imprint itself in your memory allowing you to recall it at will. Maybe it’s because bamboo forces you to take a breathe, look at your surroundings, and appreciate the fact you are on a trout stream surrounded by beauty fishing a bamboo rod.
– From Allen McGee’s fine book: Tying & Fishing Soft-Hackled Nymphs (Used with permission.)