Another draw to bamboo is everything it requires to make a rod. From collecting the culms, heating them, dividing them, planning them, gluing, and also wrapping. From beginning to end most rod builders can finish the procedure in 40 hrs. It's a procedure that takes dedication and focus on detail, considerably like what is required to fish for trout.
I guess I'm through this about the majority of things handmade. It takes interest, and dedication to produce something that looks sufficient to be art yet functions at a high level. Hardly any has actually transformed in the last 50 years about them. There have actually been some visual changes as well as some tapers added but not much else.