I have a question regarding Japanese bamboo fly rods that were brought back from Japan during the Korean War. My uncle brought one for me when I was 9 or 10 years old. I fished it when I was a boy not knowing anything about fly fishing. To me at the time it was just a fishing pole. Now many years later I have acquired 3 or 4 more of these rods for my quiver by different means. My question, why is it so many bamboo enthusiasts don’t like them. My rods have held up through the years, the sections have stayed straight, the glue has held up. I have had to refinish and rewrap some of them, but after 65 years I have had to rewrap and re finish American built rods. What is it that holds these rods in such low esteem? Is it just an elitist attitude or is there a real reason. By the way I am not going to get rid of any of my bamboo rods. He who dies with the most rods wins.