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.
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.