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.
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.
I haven’t posted for quite a while so I wanted to provide an update. I’m in the process of re-designing and updating my WEB site. I’m pretty excited about some new additions. This past several months, I’ve been working on a new Fast Action Series of bamboo fly rods that will be available very soon. These rods are great for anyone looking for a faster action rod that throws large flies well in windy conditions, or, just looking for something with a very nice fast action. Also, I will now be offering custom Bamboo Wading Staffs that I’ve been building. These are one-piece wading staffs built from the same select Tonkin bamboo that I use for my fly rods. Stay tuned in the weeks ahead for my updates.
I made it out to my favorite local small creek this past week with my good friend, Joe. I fished my 6′ 8″ 3 wt bamboo and Joe took out his 7′ 0″ 4 wt bamboo that he built in my workshop. This creek runs right below my house and gets almost no fishing pressure, so we had the water to ourselves for the afternoon. This is some of my favorite kind of fly fishing…getting out on very small local waters with light bamboo fly rods. We found several willing native rainbows in the 6″ t 11″ range ready to take assorted nymphs and dry flies.
My favorite small rod with a classic Pflueger 1492 reel.
Joe fighting a nice little rainbow
A nice fish landed!!!
We each caught several of these colorful native rainbows.