bamboo rod

  • Fishing

    Blue Collar Bamboo

    Restoring a piece of fly fishing history

    Restoring a piece of fly fishing history New bamboo fly rods often command hefty prices and long waiting lists appropriately reflecting the time and craftsmanship put into them, but there was a time when even anglers of modest means could fly fish with bamboo.   Mass-produced bamboo fly rods from the 1920s through the 1950s…

  • From the President

    As Zen and Cool as it gets

    A rod in action casting

    The outsize conservation legacy of a garage bamboo rod builder.   Bill Lamberson started making his first bamboo rod in 1981. He didn’t finish it until 1998.   Now, from his garage-shop in Columbia, Missouri, he makes about one bamboo rod per month.   Bill Lamberson fishing bamboo with success - Photo courtesy of Noppadol Paothong, Missouri Department…