Re: What is Happening in Twin Bridges?
Jackster, I know somewhat less about and fish less with cane rods than contemporary graphite but I am under the impression that cane rod builders do, today, use sophisticated modern adhesives rather than "rabbit skin glue" and, probably, more flexabile and durable finishes as well. This has made "hollow-built" cane rods stronger, lighter and more responsive than some traditional works of a generation ago.
I have postulated that, as Ed Payne worked in bamboo and his famous son, Jim Payne built rods of denser fibered Tonkin cane but did not have a son...if he did, I have suggested, he likely would be designing rods using high-modulus graphite today! Maybe he would be working in Twin Bridges, I don't know, but that is more the question of this thread than wrap coating techniques which only came up a an indicator of possible trouble in Paradise.