60/40 Split Cane Bamboo Fly Rods

My approach to rod making is simple. I strive to make the best rods that I can, every rod, every time. Period. Hand planed / hand crafted. Rods that are of superior 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 60*angles, and 40 yrs old when I planed my first bamboo rod. jc

60/40 Split Cane Hollow Built Tapers

The .50 Series #5 Medium Fast action

Bamboo Fly Rods and blued ferrules

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.

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3 day inspection period. Lifetime craftsmanship warranty for the original owner.

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Rattan grip bamboo fly rod

Rattan Grip with Silk Thread Inlay

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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