Video: There are over 150 steps in making a bamboo fishing rod which involve nearly 60 hours of work to actually complete. That's a lot of work. You can sneak a peak at how it gets done -- the carving, the burning, the shaving, the glueing -- in the video below by Michael Herman. In it, you get to follow fly fisherman Nick Taransky around as he meticulously makes a bamboo fishing rod. The fun part is trying to figure out what the next step in the process is because it's not nearly as simple as cutting a strip out from the bamboo.