Rod Making Classes

Learning to make rods the right way

Winnsboro, Louisiana

2.5 day class $895 +
  • Choose your bamboo
  • Flame for color
  • Split bamboo for butt and tip sections
  • Stagger nodes
  • Rough into triangles
  • Hand plane each strip to taper
  • Glue rod sections
  • Install and fit ferrules
5.5 day class $1695 +
  • Choose your bamboo
  • Flame for color
  • Split bamboo for butt and tip sections
  • Stagger nodes
  • Rough into triangles
  • Hand plane each strip to taper
  • Glue rod sections
  • Install and fit ferrules
  • Install grip and reel seat
  • Varnish rod shafts
  • Wrap line guides
  • Final Varnish
10 day Masterclass $4995 +
  • Design your own rod taper
  • Tune your personal tools (optional)
  • Choose your bamboo
  • Flame for color
  • Split bamboo for butt and two tip sections
  • Stagger nodes
  • Rough into triangles
  • Hand plane each strip to taper
  • Glue rod sections
  • Make your own ferrules
  • Install and fit ferrules
  • Make your own grip
  • Make your own reel seat
  • Install grip and reel seat
  • Varnish rod shafts
  • Casting lesson from a Certified Casting Instructor
  • Wrap line guides
  • Wrap tipping at each guide
  • Final Varnish
  • Review any areas of difficulty
  • Learn special techniques
  • Hand Polish Varnish to mirror finish
  • Cast your finished, two tip rod
Upcoming Class Schedule

201

  • 2016
  • Nov. 14-20   5.5 day Rod Class      3 spots
  • 2017
  • January 19-21 2.5 day class
  • February 13-18 5.5 day class
  • March 23-25 Sowbug Roundup Mtn Home, Ark
  • April 24-29 either 2.5 or 5.5 day class

Bamboo Rod Gallery

Brief looks at a few favorite rods

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