I truly believe the very best bamboo fly rods ever made are being built right now (by names like Ream, Brandin, Thramer, Johnson, Karstetter, Wojnicki, Raine, etc), but let's face it - the combined lifetime output of those builders equals about one month's production of Helios fly rods, and while I love my built-by-still-living-guys bamboo fly rods, they'll never be cast by enough people to truly matter.Similarly, no boutique rods really made the list - even though I could make a very cogent argument for the inclusion of a Steffen Brothers or Mc Farland glass rod or the little-known-but-much-lamented East Branch "classic" graphite.
e are a bamboo friendly shop and offer fine handcrafted rods from nationally known makers such as Walt Carpenter, Marc Aroner, Sweetgrass rods, D. lease keep in mind that our vintage items turn over rapidly.
Please check our Bamboo Listing page to get an up to date listing of what we currently have in stock.
Nothing fires a discussion among fly fishing's faithful more than the subject of fly rods.
They are, after all, the most significant tools of the trade, and what's more, fly fishermen love to argue.
New rods are just that (new) - and they simply haven't been around long enough to make the list.
Additionally, short production runs don't really count. This rod is so sensitive, makes a small fish feel like a whopper. This rod appeared in the Abercrombie and Fitch in 1968 catalog. This 2 piece banty rod was matched with a Hardy Flyweight reel (not included). Includes original plastic tube with box attached, and cloth bag. This rod is so sensitive, makes a small fish feel like a whopper. To name several rods of interest to us, are rods crafted by Vince Cummings, Fenwick, Hardy Bros., Russ Peak, Phillipson, Scott, Winston, Wright Mc Gill, etc. The ferrules are Featherweight aluminum ferrules with an "O" ring. This rod appeared in the Abercrombie and Fitch 1968 catalog. This 2 piece banty rod was matched with a Hardy Flyweight reel (not included). The rod was described as follows: Lightest equipment of its kind in the world. Pre-owned tackle is available for those on a budget, but still wishing to purchase quality equipment.