Don SaysThere’s an old saying, "The more things change, the more they stay the same." This could not be more true than the remarkable comeback being made today by the fiberglass fly rod. Fly rods that are fished today are either split cane bamboo, fiberglass, or graphite. Split cane bamboo first came into commercial production in the 1860s. The Tonkin bamboo used in the creation of these rods came from China and was impossible to obtain after 1949 when the "Commies" sent Chiang Kai-shek packing.