Tap's Top Tips for Flyfishermen in English
Do-it-yourself - pages for flyfishermen and rodbuilders
© Tapani Salmi 2001-19


IBRA Bamboo Journal 23 January 2022 : Effect of intermediate / spiral wrapping on stiffness and twist of a hollow rod

PowerFibers Magazine 64, December 2019 : Extreme Hollow Building - Experiences and Explosions

PowerFibers Magazine, January 2019 : Rodmaker Profile

Waischenfeld European Rodmakers Gathering Nov 2018: Triangle Rod - What New by Tapani Salmi

Waischenfeld European Rodmakers Gathering Nov 2018: DIY Fly Line by Tapani Salmi

Catskill Gathering Aug 2017: Triangle Rod Construction by Tapani Salmi

NEW! HEX to TRI taper calculator
Go to HexToTriCalculator.xlsx EXCEL program

NEW 2016: Graphite Rod Making DIY Is Possible!- CLICK HERE
Extreme Hollow Building Technique and "Is This Possible - a 7' #4 Rod of 57 Gram ? - CLICK HERE
Triangle TriStar Rod - Really Something Totally Different! - CLICK HERE

Power Fibers January 2019 (Vol 62): Rodmaker Profile by Tapani Salmi
Power Fibers January 2014 (Vol 54): The Triangle Construction of Split Cane Rods by Tapani Salmi
Power Fibers Oct 2005 (Vol 21) article: "Amateur Experiments with Planing Forms" by Tapani Salmi
Power Fibers July 2006 (Vol 24) article: "Don't Try This at Home" by Tapani Salmi et al
Current issue of Power Fibers Internet journal (Todd Talsma)
Make a HEXACONAL CANE FERRULE using a Allen Wrench (HEX socket) Key
Weighing epoxy or other two compoment glue/varnish with a Rodmakers precision scale - in English
Make a SCARF JOINT FERRULE to the cane rod using SHRINK TUBE material - in English

Make a guiding groove for your index finger to the cork grip of your rod and get extra control of the rod - in English

This is a simple EXCEL program to convert a 6 strip taper into four of five strip taper
Calculate a 4 (quad) or 5 (penta) strip rod and diameters of soaked strips - in English

How to make a cheap and easy-to-make cane coated brass-tube ferrule to your split cane rod
Build a CANE COATED FERRULE - in English

Experimentation with an inside-out split cane rod, adjust the taper of the completed rod!
Build an INSIDE-OUT Bamboo Rod - in English

A cheap, practical and easy-to-make fly hook sharpener - do-it-yourself in 5 minutes:
Fly HOOK SHARPENER - in English

After wrap varnishing you may need a rod turner. With this construction you can turn six rods simultaneously!
A Six ROD TURNER - in English

ADULT PAGES - for middle aged flyfishermen and -women only! If you need a magnifying glass for fly tying, rod making and knot tying you should visit this page!
A Practical MAGNIFYING LENS for a Flyfisherman - in English

If you tie your flies you can now build a cheap TEST TANK to explore the action of your wet flies in running water. Build a FLY TEST TANK - in English

CC (Common Cents system) Tables for Euro (5 Cent and 1 Cent) Coins Test your Rods

Suomenkielinen kotisivu - Tips Home Page in Finnish Language
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