I’m back in the Bamboo Workshop.

After 2 months of recovery from Knee Replacement Surgery, I’m finally back in the workshop building bamboo fly rods.  Sure feels good to fondle some bamboo again.  Just started a new 8′  0″  5 wt fast action.

Dave back in workshop.

Got a new knee last week!

After a few years of fighting it, I finally had a total knee replacement surgery last week.  Recovery is going well, but I’ll be “out of rod building action” for about 6 weeks…probably a good time to tie some flies for next season!

New Video

After 14 years, I finally updated the video that is in the right hand column of my WEB Page.  The old video was done in my old workshop.  Finally, I’ve updated to a much more interesting video showcasing my rod building process.  Thank you Olivia Elia so much for helping with the filming and editing of this video.  I’m very happy with how it came out.  Click on the link, and enjoy.

More Summer Fly Fishing in Idaho

We got the chance to fish Big Creek in Central Idaho this summer with a group of friends….fly in by small plane to a dirt runway…and pack horses to a wilderness camp. Fishing was excellent for cutthroats in the 10″ to 15″ range with large dry flies.  Mary Ann and I fished our 8′  0″  5 wt bamboo fly rods the entire trip.  Here are a few photos.

Waiting for the planes to take us to Big Creek.

Ready to board.

Big Creek down below.

Saddle Up!


Ready to ride!

Working a great run with dry flies.

A nice cuttie!

One More that fell to a Clark’s Stonefly Dry.

Summer Fishing In Idaho

Mary Ann and I spend a week fishing in Stanley, Idaho this summer on the Salmon River.  Here are a few shots our time out with our 4 wt bamboo fly rods.

All about Bamboo!

My 7′ 9″ fast action 4 wt rod.

Mary Ann working a nice run.

More “fishy” water with Mary Ann.


Some of the local wildlife.