Bamboo rodmaking

I make my rods using traditional methods and mostly using hand tool. The only power tool I use is a lathe on which I turn reels seats and my handmade cork grips. I use only the best Tonkin bamboo (Pseudosasa amabilis - previously known as Arundinaria amabilis),the finest nickel silver ferrules and mostly Bellinger reelseats. My rods have what could be defined as a modern action. Infact I design my rods to meet the requirements of the modern fly fisherman, Most of my rods are hollowbuilt by scalloping or other methods. This takes off a good deal of weight from the rod blank. I generally wrap my rods with silk thread unless otherwise requested by the customer.  I purchase my snakeguides from snake brand and I outsource the best agates I can find. As far as cork, I use good quality rings from Sardinia and Portugal but it's becoming more and more difficult o find. Bamboo ferrules available on request.
All my rods are tested on the river before marketed. I strive for the best quality I can muster and the quality of my rods is getting better and better.
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Rods made on request
 Medium fast to fast action rods in the following sizes:
1) 6' 6" - blonde, dark flamed, tiger flamed. Nickel silver or bamboo ferrules.
2) 7' - fast action swelled butt. See photo above. Can be made blonde, dark flamed or tiger flamed. I only make this rod with nichel silver ferrules - two or three pieces
3) My whole 7' 2" range of rods can have from a medium fast to fast action. Blonde, dark flamed or tiger flamed. Available with Nickel silver ferrules and the two piece series with bamboo ferrules.
4) 7' 6" rods medium fast to fast actions -available in two or three pieces. Bamboo ferrules available only on two piece rods. Can be blonde, dark flamed or tiger flamed.
5) 8' 6" rod with fighting butt. Only in two pieces ideal for streamer fishing and nymphing. Parabolic but powerful action 

Tiger flaming

Tiger flamed rod next to a blonde rod

 Blonde with transparent wrappings and bamboo ferrules

 Agate stripping guides

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