Anyone interested in building bamboo fly rods probably wants to read as much about them as he can. There are many good bamboo fly rod reference books, but my favorites are listed below:
Fundamentals of Building a Bamboo Fly Rod, by George E. Maurer and Bernard P.Elser.
The Lovely Reed, by Jack Howell.
Cane Rods – Tips and Tapers, by Ray Gould.
Handcrafting Bamboo Fly Rods, by Wayne Cattanach.
Constructing Cane Rods – Secrets of the Bamboo Fly Rod, by Ray Gould.
All these books provide their own unique insights into making bamboo fly rods, but my personal favorite is the first one listed, Fundamentals of Building a Bamboo Fly Rod.