Cane Rod Construction Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

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Join cane rod makers David Anderson and Ken Bradbrook from Riverstoned Cane Rods for this three-day intensive cane rod construction workshop.

In this workshop, you will construct your own split cane fly rod from the components provided. You will learn to split, flame, temper and prepare strips from an original bamboo culm and identify appropriate reels and lines for your finished rod.

David and Ken will tell you about the history of split cane fly rods and answer any questions you have about the practice. Over the weekend, you will have the opportunity to experience casting a variety of split cane rods.

Held at Ballarat’s Australian Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades, a world-class facility dedicated to learning and preserving Australia’s rare arts and trades through a series of workshops, masterclasses, events, and residencies.

Content: Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades

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  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

21 Jun - 23 Jun

9:00am - 4:00pm

Centre for Rare Arts & Forgotten Trades

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat VIC 3350

$1350.00 per person

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