NODE LESS BAMBOO RODS
labor of love… From
start to finish, every step of the rod making process is undertaken with
the same passion that you have for the sport. The cane is hand split,
making use of the natural grain to enhance performance and strength.
Accuracy in the final hand - planing and assembly is a priority. The best of
proven proprietary modern taper patterns are offered.
Cane’s unique and labor intensive NODE-LESS
CONSTRUCTION Method is used on every rod Bernard builds.
This painstaking process removes the weak growth rinds from
the bamboo, that can cause splitting and breakage in the finished
rod. Another benefit of this method is that blemished sections can
be removed from otherwise perfect cane, resulting in a cleaner
aesthetic on the finished rod. But the singular largest benefit of scarfed node-less construction as practiced by EDEN CANE
is, that 17 - 18% of totally worthless non-power-fiber material is
removed, discarded and physically replaced with 17 - 18% of
solid bamboo power fiber in the building of every rod. Immediate
results? Lighter, stronger blanks. More power with far better
power-to-weight ratios than available from any other bamboo
construction method. Thinner diameter blanks with less wind
resistance. Bottom Line translation...One of the best performing
Cane Rods you can buy... period.
The details make the difference…
Everything that goes into the construction of an Eden
Cane fly rod is of the highest quality available – no exceptions.
Adhesives are chosen for their durability, longevity and resiliency.
Quality Nickel Silver hardware, agate or Agatine stripping guides are
used exclusively, along with the finest silks or nylons. Exotic
Hardwoods are chosen for each rod to work in harmony with and
compliment the cane color of the finish rods. Rods are done in both
blonde/straw and flamed colors and the woods are chosen accordingly.
All Standard model Eden Cane
rods come in a rugged, Brass Appointed Aluminum rod case with cloth
Eden Cane One-of One rods arrive in
a cloth bag and a
top grade, beautiful, yet rugged, Deluxe Leather covered hard aluminum
tube rod case
made exclusively for these rods by Arne Mason.
These beautiful leather rod cases are a $475
option on any Eden Cane Standard Model.
the ultimate recognition of the result of all the attention to
detail lavished on every Eden Cane rod is the prestigious honor
bestowed on these rods by the award of
“GRAY’S BEST” recently granted to these rods by Gray’s
year, a new crop of split-cane rod makers emerges bent on either
emulating the Old Masters or blazing new trails. Bernard Ramanauskas, of Eden Cane, started out on
the first track, making rods to the tapers of H.S. Gillum and F.E.
Thomas, but after learning what he could from their tapers he
quickly set off on his own unique path— “unique” because Eden
Cane rods are nodeless.
Nodal rings are the
weakest part of a bamboo culm, and the weakest part of a split-cane
rod. To prevent rod breakage or flat spots in the action, the nodes
in each strip are filed and pressed flat then staggered using
various schemes—the ubiquitous 2X2, the Leonard 3X3, the Garrison
offset. But no matter how they are staggered, nodes are always a
weak spot and a wild card, explaining why a pair of theoretically
identical rods from the same maker might cast quite differently.
Ramanauskas played around with various spacing schemes until
deciding the best was simply to eliminate nodes altogether with a
long scarf joint. Other makers have tried labor-intensive nodeless
construction in the past—Everett Garrison, for one—but
Ramanauskas stuck with it, and bamboo-rod fanciers are the
Compared with his predecessors and many of his
contemporaries, Eden Cane rods are quicker and brisker, feeling
similar to anglers raised on graphite but with a subtle elegance and
refinement graphite will never equal. And they are beautiful, with
five coats of dipped and sanded spar varnish on the honey-colored
blanks before the Pearsall Gossamer silks go on, then a coat of
polymer sealer on the wraps and another glasslike coat of spar
varnish. Even the cases are unique—a Cordura-covered vented tube
subdivided internally by moisture - wicking pile.
Cane rods are, in a word, magnificent, the best cane rods I’ve
fished, and at $2,100 they are, if not a screaming bargain, then at
least fairly priced.” —JRB
(James (Jim) R. Babb - Editor, Gray’s)
Dry fly please!!! We heard the call.
Originally designed for ‘Yamame’ fishing (Japanese ‘Cherry Salmon’), this
little sweetheart is a perfect three.
Casts up close with ease, but has power to spare, making this little rod a
fantastic ‘Brookie’ buster. The 210 is right at home on any East-Coast
The 210 sports a ‘Midge’ size grip and our unique up/down slide band cork/bamboo reel
seat SPECIFY FOR 3 OR 4 WEIGHT LINE
704-2 & 764-2
Designed solely for dry-fly applications, this pair of 4 weights has become
quite a hit. Sporting a swelled butt and fine tips these rods are ideal for
close-quarter to medium-long-distance fishing. Accuracy is exceptional,
presentation sublime, and the shorter lengths are well suited to casting
These rods come with a slightly larger grip than the 210Y-3 and are fitted
with a up/down slide band cork/bamboo reel seat
‘a graceful action that is perfect for casting the
right-hand and left-hand curves required in tight pocket water. Casting just
the leader is a breeze and the bonus is that the rod roll casts like a
dream. The short length is crucial for ... bushy confines.’
Ed Engle (author and field editor for Fly
‘gracefully suited to picking pockets on small to medium-sized streams,
or fishing dries close during hatches of small insects. The rods are
gorgeously appointed, and a delight to fish.’
Dave Hughes (author and editor for Flyfishing &
794-2 & 794-3
Made for heavier water, this powerful
continuous-action taper produces ‘on target’ presentations every time, even
at greater distances. Available in both two and three piece configurations,
this rod is just the ticket for hard to reach trout, or even a little
nymphing. This rod won Eden Cane the coveted ‘Gray’s Best’ award for rod
taper design, the first ever given for a bamboo rod. What else can we say?
‘Eden Cane rods are, in a word, magnificent, the best rods I’ve
James R. Baab (author and editor
for Gray’s Sporting Journal)
The bigger brothers to the 794-2 and 794-3, these
rods blast out the line. Perfect for even bigger
water and float trips. Still not satisfied? Well, we also make this rod in a
8’3” for line 5-6 upon special request
Formerly the ‘SBS’ series (Salmon, Bass,
Steelhead), these rods were designed to manage long-belly lines, poppers,
streamers, and big fish!
Bernard has decided to temporarily halt production on the 867-3 and 868-3
and will unveil full-hollow versions in the coming months. Excited? We
are. Pricing to be announced.
EDEN CANE NODELESS Fly Rods are priced
at $3950.00 for any standard model. All rods
come with matched tips, a cloth rod bag and a handsome brass appointed
aluminum case with cloth bag.
Eden Cane split cane fly rods are
on a very limited annual production basis. Rod models
not listed elsewhere on this site on our “Bamboo Current Inventory” page can require 8 to 12 months
to deliver. A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your
order for future delivery.
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