J.D. Wagner Rod Makers - Jeff & Casimira - every summer offer classes teaching the in's & out's of making split-bamboo fly rods. These classes are held at the beautiful Sunnybrook Trout Club in Sandusky, Ohio. Now here's the real deal: you not only get to learn the craft from two of the best makers working today, but you get to fish a stocked spring trout on a beautiful private club!!!
I can personally testify to the skills & knowledge Jeff & Casimira have about rod making. They are, in many ways, setting the standard of bamboo fly rods & rod making today. See for yourself by clicking HERE. Many times I have been inspired by their work & many times they both have helped me out. They explain things in a clear, concise way that takes the mystery (or complication) out of making your own rod. These two are down to earth experts that don't talk down to others the way (unfortunately) some rod makers do. These are some cool folks too, so you're going to have fun. This will not be a "bamboo boot camp." Men, women, youth, & older folks - they've taught them all to make their own bamboo fly rod.
If you you're interseted in taking these classes, you'd better hurry. There is only ONE OPENING LEFT in their session that will run July 30 - August 4, 2011.
To learn more & sign up for this class & to read the comments of former students click HERE.
Look, if you've ever thought of learning how to make your own bamboo fly rod, I can't think of a better opportunity to learn than this. You're going to learn from the best instructors there are & fish in a first class trout club. Is there a better way to spend your time??