Adventure sports enthusiast and filmmaker Jack McCowan presents us with a candid introduction to an Australian based company setup by Nick Taransky who constructs his own beautiful bamboo fishing rods. Having taken up the past time of fly fishing as a young boy Nick naturally transcended from approaching the sport as a hobby to viewing it as a viable career in 2004.
Since then he has strived to create using only sustainable cuts of bamboo and little other than hand tools to construct rods which will give each owner years and years of joy. In the short video below we get to see the very early stages of a rod being put together by Nick, as he explains that each piece takes an astounding forty to sixty hours to complete.
For me the most enjoyable section of this film was hearing how immersed Nick gets in the creation process, as he describes an almost meditated state with the hours passing when implementing the same technique over and over. From just watching below and reading up a little you come to realise how much dedication and love goes into making these one of a kind bespoke rods.
I think you really have be into the whole fishing scene in a big way to go out and purchase one of Nicks creations as they are quite pricey for the amateur. That being said I don’t think you can underestimate the value of something that is totally unique and has been purpose built for each customer. If you’d like to learn more about Nick and his bamboo rods you can do so via the link below.