It’s been a very busy last couple of months in my shop. In addition to attending The Fly Fishing Show in Denver 2 weeks ago, I just completed two new bamboo trout nets and a new 8′ 0″ 5 wt Spring Creek Series Bamboo Fly Rod that will all go into my inventory. I always try to keep a handful of rods/nets available for immediate purchase. I’ll have these items on display at my booth at the upcoming Fly Fishing Show in Pleasanton, California in 2 weeks. Hope to see you there.
Mary Ann and I were in Denver this past weekend for The Fly Fishing Show and we had the opportunity to spend some time with Jeff Hatton (also known as The Gnome) and his Traveling Bamboo Fly Rod Show. What a fantastic historical display of classic bamboo fly rods from the past. Here are a few photos:
I’m busy getting ready for The Fly Fishing Show http://flyfishingshow.com/pleasanton-ca/ in Pleasanton, California in 3 weeks. I’ll have a booth at the show and Mary Ann will be teaching a few Fly Casting Classes. I’ve been working at getting a couple of new rods done for the show. First, I’ve just completed the wraps on a 7′ 6″ 5 wt Signature Series Rod and it will go into my varnish dipping process in the next day or two. And, I’m also working on two new 7′ 9″ 4 wt Spring Creek Rods. One will be completed for the show, and the second will get completed once I get back. These are slow action rods, perfect for delicate presentations on spring creeks. Here is a look:
Mary Ann and I will be heading down to Northern California for The Fly Fishing Show at the Alameda County Fairgrounds next weekend. I’ll have a booth at the show and Mary Ann will be teaching a couple of classes. This is a great show with a lot to see. If you’re in the bay area, I encourage you to check out the show…and stop by my booth and wiggle a few of my bamboo rods.
I just got back from The Fly Fishing Show in Pleasanton, CA last weekend where I had a booth. There were a few other bamboo rod guys there, Joe Bradley, Robert Bolt, TC Robertson, and it was great to catch up with them. I didn’t pay too much attention to what the graphite guys were showing off but I did notice that Echo is coming out with a line of fiberglass rods. I got a chance to cast their new fiberglass switch rod….it has the classic feel of a fiber glass rod…definitely not like bamboo but it was fun to cast. It’s nice to see something else out in the industry other than ultra-fast graphite. Here is a photo of me at my booth at the show: