Since I began to fish with a fly rod, I have always had a slight interest in bamboo fly rods. I must admit that I have not paid a lot of attention to them, but I have been interested in their construction and a bit of their history. One can admire a piece of art for it's beauty and not have a need to possess it. Well today I saw something that I could not believe, and perhaps my eyes deceive me. I saw a square bamboo rod. Could this be true. Did somebody decide to use a 45 degree angle on the plaining board, rather than the customary 60 degrees? If true, does anyone know how the taper works with a fly line? I just have a hard time accepting the change. Perhaps I am just a traditionalist.