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60/40 Split Cane

Welcome to 60/40 Split Cane Bamboo Fly Rods. Maker of fine bamboo fly rods and related artwork. My approach to bamboo rod making is simple. I strive to make the best rods that I can, every rod, every time. Period. Hand planed and hand crafted. Rods that are of superior taper design, superb in craftsmanship and timeless in aesthetic. All of my work comes with a three day inspection and a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship for the original owner. 

*60/40 simply refers to the 60 degree angles in hexagonal rod configurations, and 40 for my age when I hand planed my first bamboo rod. jc

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On the bench.

PHY Perfectionist- 7’6” 2/2 4# Parabolic 

Dickerson 8014- 8’ 2/2 6#
Payne 102- 8’ 2/2 5#

E.C. Powell- 7’6” 2/2 4#

60/40 Split Cane Hollow Built Tapers

Bamboo Fly Rods and blued ferrules

The .50 Series #5 Medium Fast action

The .50 Series 5# 2/2 Available in 7’9” & 8’ 

A progressive medium fast delivery from a hollow built taper. Designed for lighter presentations on the surface and modest nymphing systems.

60/40 Split Cane “Wall hanger”

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Available in Cork or Rattan (Spey Coming Soon)

Titled “Double helix“. These are original art pieces individually hand crafted by me with raw Arundinaria Amabilis bamboo and a fully finished hexagon bamboo rod section and grip. These works are my vision of what truly lies beneath the power fibers of a raw culm of bamboo. Inspired by many hours at the work bench, my thoughts translated. These works are signed by me and assigned a serial number. These works are custom made to order. I can also craft a piece to compliment your custom rod order. Email for more information. 

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Rattan

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$225

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Personalized Options

Rattan grip bamboo fly rod

Rattan Grip with Silk Thread Inlay

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Agate Stripping Guide



Words from the water

Bamboo Fly Rods and Trout

John,

I couldn't be more pleased with my 60/40/Split/Cane fly rod. I have found it to be both tastefully and skillfully done. The fit and finish is executed to exacting standards, no distractions anywhere.

It is a pleasure to own such thoughtful work. 

Wishing you the best,

Thomas J. 

Iowa


Hi John, 

  Well, I finally took receipt of my rod. I went down to the  central Post Office this morning (Saturday) and managed to get the lady to search for it.
 First impressions - it arrived packed perfectly and I dont believe that customs had even opened it. You had made a build that exceeded my expectations. Congratulations.
 As it happened, I was attending a casting school today for salt water fly fishing run by the Sage and Redington importers. I let the instructor have a peep, he was most impressed and jealous as his ambition is to own a cane rod.
I think the choice of wrappings , the handle and reel seat are perfect.
John - its beautiful. perhaps even faster than I expected and I know I am going to have many enjoyable hours fishing with it. In fact, I havnt taken it apart as I am enjoying going outside and having a few casts.


Owen P. 40 Series 7’9”

Tauranga, NZ


John, 

Thank you for building such a quality rod. Your finish work is expertly executed, with the highest degree of subtle artistry. You are maintaining the highest standards of a “lost art” and are surely one of the next generation of rod builders destined to become a master. I highly recommend all interested anglers take a close look at your new .45 taper. Superb!

 Mark K. 

Colorado

John,
I had a chance to fish the rod last night- superb action. It tossed bass bugs and streamers with power to spare. I think all in all it is a very impressive bit of craftsmanship- great fit, finish etc. and I'm really excited to be using it.
Best,
Rick (Proto 6)

Kentucky