Bamboo Rod Building Classes


Week long Bamboo ROd building classes at the Tmr shop in Bozeman, MT

Week of February 3rd full

Week of March 10th full

Week of april 14th full

week of may 12th full

Week of August 18th 2 spots open

Week of september 22nd (Catskill fly fishing center, livingston manor NY) 4 spots open

week of October 6th (Women’s only class) 2 spots open

Week of November 3rd 4 spots open

Bozeman Locals Class - Thursdays 4-8pm from November - January 3 spots open

Week of January 12th 2020 3 spots open

Week of February 9th 2020 4 spots open

Tom Morgan Rodsmiths will be offering week-long bamboo build classes here at the TMR shop.  The September class will be held at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. We will have a max of 4 participants in each and details are outlined below. 

Bamboo Rod Building Class Includes:

  • One week build of the bamboo rod of your choice. We will open up Tom's taper book to class participants but can also accommodate other tapers if you bring one along

  • Instruction in the use of the Morgan Handmill from set-up through roughing and finishing. You will start with a raw culm on Sunday and go home with a finished rod on Friday

  • Select and shape your handle, select from our burl wood reel seats, uplock/downlock/slideband hardware, agate stripping guide, Snake Brand bamboo guides and a variety of thread colors

  • Instruction on wrapping the rod and coating wraps

  • All rods come with tube and bag

  • Lunch included each day

  • If you have taken a class with us before and this is your second class, you can hollow your rod, build a three piece rod or build a second tip

  • Optional: If you would like to extend your stay and do some fishing, we can work with local shops to put together guides for you (additional cost for extending the trip)

Total $1,850 - Cost includes instruction, materials, lunch and snacks. You will be responsible for transportation to BZN, lodging and breakfast/dinner. We will provide a list of lodging and dining options.

Payment:  We will take 1/2 the amount ($925) to reserve your spot in the class and the remaining balance will be due one month before the class.  Email with questions or click below to see availability and reserve your spot.

Bamboo Rod Building Deposit

Currently we are offering seven build classes in 2019. Note that the October build class is a women’s only class.

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