I was honored to make some really special rods in 2018. Each year folks bring me new ideas for rods that present different & unique challenges for me. It was especially so this year & in meeting those challenges I learned a lot. I feel like I’ve reached another level in my rod making abilities & this has me very excited.
Here are some of the rods I was lucky enough to make this year:
This bamboo switch rod was a real challenge in that I had to create the taper for it entirely from scratch. You can read all about my adventures with it HERE.
I want to explore bamboo rods in longer lengths for lighter fly lines. There’s a lot of potential here & I hope to see just what I can do. It will, no doubt, take me sometime & there’ll certainly be some scrap pieces of bamboo for the fire, but this is something I’m excited about.
Most of all I’m looking forward to working with you folks next year. I always say that I have the best clients in the world - & it’s so true. You make this rod & accessory making a dream come true for me. 2018 was a very good year in the rod shop & I can’t wait to get started in the New Year. I’m truly blessed by all of you. Thank you.
Happy New Year!!!