Are you, perhaps, a Bamboodo Yudansha, your black belt worn with pride?
Bamboodo: the martial art of carefully handling bamboo, reasoning with it, coaxing it into different shapes and configurations until finally, after years of practice, it becomes a fine hand made split bamboo fishing rod.
This is my dōjō and here are some we made earlier:
We’re open for visits again, by appointment. We’ve both been vaccinated twice, the weather’s nice for a run down to Newbury and we’d like to see you. We missed you during lockdown.
Stay safe, look after yourselves and good luck when you go fishing,
Edward Barder & Colin Whitehouse