Tag Archives: bamboo fly rods

New Book: “Crafting A Bamboo Fly Rod”

blog nilsson bambooGuest Blogger: Bamboo Rod Maker & Author Scott Nilsson

This book was written primarily to encourage the non-professional craftsman. The purpose of this book is to help you on your journey to make a bamboo fly rod by minimizing frustration and confusion. It is intended to take some of the anxiety out of the process, which often prevents a fly fisher’s desire to go ahead and make a fine bamboo rod. Making a fine bamboo fly rod is not as difficult as you may think. My son, Tor, made a fine rod when he was twelve years old. more…

A Choice: Fly Rod Building or Fly Rod Making

fly on a bamboo rodGuest Blogger: Scott Nilsson, High Desert Bamboo Fly Rods

Anyone want to make fly rods, instead of build or assemble them? Both endeavors are rewarding and a lot of fun. I decided to make fly rods using bamboo. Give it a try.

My name is Scott Nilsson and I have fly fished since 1972. As many of you, know, this sport can reward an individual in a variety of ways. As does a river, the rewards of fly fishing change in many ways over the years and always offer different opportunities. more…