An international newsletter dedicated to those who make and enjoy split bamboo fly rods.

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The Planing Form Newsletter

Published on a bi-monthly basis, The Planing Form is full of tips, rod tapers, product reviews, and other helpful information and accoutrements related to the fine art of making, collecting, and fishing with bamboo fly rods. The Planing Form has been in publication for over 25 years and is considered a leading source of information for bamboo rod makers. Don't miss out. Subscribe today. Back issues available on "Products" page.

Latest Issue

The last issue of 2018 is complete. George Deagle is sharing some thoughts and a taper on building a 1-piece bamboo trolling rod. Don’t forget to renew for 2019. Check out the “Products” page for information on how to subscribe or renew.

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How to Subscribe

Subscriptions to The Planing Form newsletter include six issues and are available on a calendar year basis. Rates are as follows: $30 USD for U.S. Residents, $35 USD for Canadian Residents, and $45 USD for all others. Payment can be made via Paypal at or via check/money order to Clam River Classics, P.O. Box 131, Macatawa MI, 49434. You can also order by visiting the "Products" page of this website

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