cane poles

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

  1. crackers

    crackers New Member

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    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

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    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.