On the banks of the Arkansas River in Salida, Colorado is where we make our Bamboo Fly Rods. There are two of us Roger and Dave. We each have our own shop, and we each have a few different ways of doing things. Between us we have almost 40 years of rod making experience. When you hang out with bamboo rod makers, you soon find out that they have strong opinions about how things should be done. And, I guess we are no different than the rest.
Roger uses a Morgan Mill to plane his rods, and Dave uses hand planes. After that we both work our cane pretty much the same way, with fine attention of detail. Roger perferrs a three piece, soft action rod, Dave prefers a two piece faster action. Give a call and we will be happy to chat with you about our experiences and how we go about makeing some pretty nice bamboo rods…….