Despite the popularity of fiberglass and graphite, bamboo rods remain the pinnacle. They are highly prized by anglers both their feel on the water and flawless construction. How could this be? Perhaps the greatest reason is bamboo rods have been the foundation of our fly fishing heritage since the late 1800s. Countless rod makers pursue the craft of designing and building rods to match their ideas for the perfect casting and fishing rod. Many of these rods are truly works of art; they represent the attainment of near perfection in the embodiment of form and function.
We estimate that a single TMR bamboo rod takes upwards of 80hrs to build. There are no shortcuts to be taken in this process and we take pride in slowing down to seek perfection. From wading through bundles of culms in search of the right one to looking for glue seams under a magnifying glass, our bamboo rods are simply on a different level than other rods currently in production.
Our bamboo rods are famous for their exceedingly beautiful finish, with their distinctive honey coloration and striking burgundy wraps. Few if any bamboo rod makers go to the lengths we do to ensure each rod is flawless in its composition and construction. Aided by Tom’s extensive work designing tools for the bamboo rod making process, we pursue perfection in each bamboo rod we create. While they are aesthetically superior they are also wonderful casting and fishing rods that are made to be used and enjoyed by present and future generations to come.