Originally Posted by mattblick
Have you also built on graphite/glass? If I ever build another rod I'll probably go bamboo also. It seems to me that the wraps might be easier on the hexagonal blank than the round one and was wondering your opinion on it.
Matt, I have never built on graphite or fiberglass. Byron, tells me however, that it is exactly as you say - placing the guides on the hex bamboo is far easier than on cylindrical graphite. Wrapping the guides was no problem at all. The only "finish" issue I will try to correct on my next rod is the tiny little bumps and tag ends that didn't get totally hidden when finishing the wraps. If you have thought about building bamboo, and you don't want to start out building blanks, buy one from a rod maker and do the finishing work. It was perfect for my first rod.