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The Diamond shape rods also known as a Tri-hex rods.
Diamond rods is a new and unique construction method of powerful and crisp action bamboo fly and spinning rods.
Tri-Hex ( Diamond) rods have a crisp smooth action with less rod bounce than a conventional hexagonal rod of the same taper.
Also, they are faster than a hexagonal bamboo rods.
Those rods are not easy to make. They still uses 6 strips but 3 are twice as large as the small strips and have to be " shaved off" making them in trapezoids. The final cross - sectional shape of a Diamond rods looks like a triangle. Different size triangles mean setting Planing forms twice instead of once
A high precision , accuracy and patiente is necessary for making of this particular rod to fit together, correctly.
The construction began with 7 ' for # 4 and then is continued with another 7 ' 2” #4.
Also these rods are built with bamboo ferrules.
The two pictures show the three small and three large strips.