cane poles

Discussion in 'ARKANSAS RIVERS TALK' started by crackers, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. crackers

    crackers New Member

    Has any one made a surf rod or a good catfish rod from any of these canes that grows around here in Little Rock, Im seeing some good looking canes that I would like to try. and if you can make one how is it done.... thanks. I know they would make good cane poles for purch and other smaller fish...
  2. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

    Little Rock, AR
    All of the cane I've seen here in central Arkansas is the type with a large hole in the center. What you need to make a rod is a Calcutta cane; the base of such a cane, say, 1 1/2" in diameter, will have a hole that you can barely fit a wooden pencil into.