Bicane is the hybrid model using split cane of Tonkin and Ya-Take. Tonkin had been believed as the best material before the grass and graphite came into the fly fishing world. The development of bamboo rod slowed down quite a bit after they are substituted by chemical rods. Awol thinks it too lazy to stay in the same place where they were a major leaguer. Bamboo rod is beautiful, but it is not art, but tool. Awol believes Tonkin rod is too strong for small fishes in the small creeks. Bicane is his latest answer. 2 spirited Tonkins are used in the front and back face of the rod to accomplish the straight cast with stiff backbone, and 4 strips of Ya-Take are used for the side face of the rod. Action is slow and parabolic. Best for short cast in the small creek. Cosmetic is done with two tones to represents Bicane.
**All photos courtesy of Yuki Bando (Flybito Press)
<Model Name> AWOL Bicane Length and Line weight 6'6", 3wt
Section 2 piece <Rod Blank> Taper Design Straight Strip Six Deflection slow Solid or Hollow Solid Bamboo Ya-Take 4 strips & Tonkin 2 strips Brank color Light Brown Tip 1 tip <Around grip> Reel Seat style Downlock with ring Reel Seat metal Hard chrome Steel Reel Seat spacer Tiger Maple <Around Grip> Handle Ciger, Fine Ciger or Full Wells Grip Portugese corks Grip Check None ＜Guides> Stripping Guide Titan Coated Chrome Guides Snake Guide Metal Hard chrome Steel Color Silver <Wrapping Thread> Thread Color Green and Light Olive tone with Intermediate Wrapping Optional
*Extra tip $350
* Intermidiate wrap(as photo) $200
*The color of the thread can be changed to Honey/Dark Brown tone or Red and Brown tone tone without extra charge.