strive to make the best bamboo rods possible. Learning to make fine
bamboo fly rods takes years of dedication, patience, attention to
detail, and an understanding of fly casting. Making only nodeless
rods is an example of greatly increasing the amount of work and
time it takes to make a rod, but with much better results. Although
tastes may differ as to how a great rod should cast, I have never
met anyone who disputes that nodeless bamboo fly rods cast smoother
than rods that have nodes.
have been making fly rods since 1980. My first fly rod was a fiberglass
rod! Since then I built many graphite rods through the 1980’s
and 1990’s. I started making bamboo fly rods in 1998.
the years I have developed what I think are bamboo fly rods well
suited for different casting styles, situations, and fish. All my
tapers started from classics developed decades ago by master rod
builders. These rods are from the “If you could only save
one fly rod out of your burning house, which would it be?”
category. I have “tweaked” the tapers here and there,
making them my own, while adding what I think are changes for the
better. Judging by comments from expert casters, I think I did these
tapers justice in matching them to today’s expectations.
email me if you want to know more. We can discuss your particular
desires and expectations. Then we can decide on which rod action,
line weight, and length are right for you.