Chasing the Taper Trailer

 

As society grows increasingly addicted to disposable goods, a few master craftsmen continue the labor-intensive tradition of making every part of a bamboo fly rod by hand. Using 19th-century techniques, they sacrifice marriages, money, and sanity in their attempt to keep this unsustainable craft alive. Chasing the Taper is an intimate look at their relentless pursuit of perfection against the backdrop of a world obsessed with mass production.

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