SPLIT CANE BAMBOO FLY RODS

 BY

DON ANDERSEN



updated August 14/17

The rod building season is mostly done for the spring/summer of 2017. The fall building season will start once I don't fish evbery day or so

Working on a 7'6" quad hollow built. I built a Para 15 Paul Young taper in a  6 strippe C/Wr hollow built for bata testing this summer. So far, it has performed well.



Rod Serial #029313 - 5 weight


This this the five weight version of the Edmonton Trout Unlimited Series that I featured last year.  


Length7'9"
Serial #029313
Line Weight5 wt.Pieces2 pc c/w 2 tips
Reel SeatAndersen style cap and ringInsert WoodZebra
Handle TypeCigarFerrulesClassic Super Z's
 Strip GuideMildrum CarbolySnake GuidesPerfection
Rod FinishSpar VarnishWrappingsLight Tan c/w red tipping
Fittings BluedNoFlamed CaneNo
Rod BagYesAluminum CaseYes
Rod Case Over-bagNo
Amount UsedNew


Price $1350.00



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Rod Serial # 039313 - 4 weight

This is the 4 weight version of the 7'9" Edmonton Trout Unlimited Taper.



Length7'9"
Serial #039313
Line Weight4 wt.Pieces2 pc c/w 2 tips
Reel SeatAndersen style cap and ringInsert WoodZebra
Handle TypeCigarFerrulesClassic Super Z's
 Strip GuideMildrum CarbolySnake GuidesPerfection
Rod FinishSpar VarnishWrappingsLight Tan c/w brown tipping
Fittings BluedNoFlamed CaneNo
Rod BagYesAluminum CaseYes
Rod Case Over-bagNo
Amount UsedNew

Price $1350.00




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Rod Serial # 019314 - 3 weight

This is the 3 weight version of the 7'9" Edmonton Trout Unlimited Taper.


Length7'9"
Serial #019314
Line Weight3 wt.Pieces2 pc c/w 2 tips
Reel SeatBellinger down locking Nickel Silver
Insert WoodImpregnated walnut
Handle TypeCigarFerrulesClassic Super Z's
 Strip GuideMildrum CarbolySnake GuidesPerfection
Rod FinishSpar VarnishWrappingsLight Tan c/w brown tipping
Fittings BluedNoFlamed CaneNo
Rod BagYesAluminum CaseYes
Rod Case Over-bagNo
Amount UsedNew




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Price $1350.00




Rod Serial # 017814 - 3 weight

Several years ago I was asked by a customer to work up a taper for a 6'6" rod in 3 weigth. This is the rod. Like the orginal it cast very well upwards to 50' with the ability to throw tight loops occasionally required for small stream work and pin point casting.


Length6'6'
Serial #017814
Line Weight3 wt.Pieces2 pc c/w 2 tips
Reel SeatDouble slide band of Nickel Silver
Insert WoodZebra
Handle TypeCigarFerrulesClassic Super Z's
 Strip GuideMildrum CarbolySnake GuidesHopkins and Holloway
Rod FinishSpar VarnishWrappingsLight Tan c/w brown tipping
Fittings BluedNoFlamed CaneNo
Rod BagYesAluminum CaseYes
Rod Case Over-bagNo
Amount UsedNew



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Price $1350.00

Rod Serial # 017816 - 2 weight

This is a new taper to me. Took it for a lawn test and I really like it. It will reach out over 50' w/o a big haul. Accurate as well. I tried casting under the spruce.A right hand cruve with  less than 8' of clearance worked out. Didn't have to dig the fly out of the spruce once.

Length6'6'
Serial #017816
Line Weight2 wt.Pieces3 pc c/w 2 tips
Reel SeatDouble slide band of Nickel Silver
Insert WoodZebra
Handle TypeCigarFerrulesClassic Super Z's
 Strip GuideMildrum CarbolySnake GuidesHopkins and Holloway
Rod FinishSpar VarnishWrappingsPlum Red
Fittings BluedNoFlamed CaneNo
Rod BagYesAluminum CaseYes
Rod Case Over-bagNo
Amount UsedNew




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Price $1450.00



Rod Serial # 029016 - 4  weight

This is one of two rods built in 2016 utilizing the Jim Payne model 100 taper.  Lawn tested, it is smooth and will reach out to 60' feet readily. It is a joy to cast.

Length7'6"
Serial #029016
Line Weight4 wt.Pieces2 pc c/w 2 tips
Reel SeatAndersen style cap and ringInsert WoodZebra
Handle TypeCigarFerrulesClassic Super Z's
 Strip GuideMildrum CarbolySnake GuidesPerfection
Rod FinishSpar VarnishWrappingsTan c/w red trim
Fittings BluedNoFlamed CaneNo
Rod BagYesAluminum CaseYes
Rod Case Over-bagNo
Amount UsedNew



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Price $1350.00 

Rod Serial # 019016 - 4/5 weight
This rod has become on of my most popular models with many of them fishing here and there all over Canada. I like it with both a 4 and 5 weight lines. Others do as well. Your choice! The rod's linear taper accommodates many casting styles.

Length7'6"
Serial #019016
Line Weight4/5 wt.Pieces2 pc c/w 2 tips
Reel SeatAndersen style cap and ringInsert WoodSplated Sycamore
Handle TypeCigarFerrulesClassic Super Z's
 Strip GuideMildrum CarbolySnake GuidesPerfection
Rod FinishSpar VarnishWrappingsTan c/w red trim
Fittings BluedNoFlamed CaneNo
Rod BagYesAluminum CaseYes
Rod Case Over-bagNo
Amount UsedNew



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Price $1350.00 -
The "Original"



Rod Serial # 029317 - 5 weight

Just completed this rod in Feburary/17 and is ready for a home. The taper  one of two done in the 7'9" 5 wt. configuration  Over the past 30 years I've built upwards of 50 of these rods and to date this taper has comprised near 25% of all rod built.


Length7'9"
Serial #019316
Line Weight5 wt.Pieces2 pc c/w 2 tips
Reel SeatAndersen style cap and ringInsert WoodZebra
Handle TypeCigarFerrulesClassic Super Z's
 Strip GuideMildrumSnake GuidesHopkins and Holloway 
Rod FinishSpar VarnishWrappingsTan c/w brown tipping
Fittings BluedNoFlamed CaneNo
Rod BagYesAluminum CaseYes
Rod Case Over-bagNo
Amount UsedNew



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Price $1350.00 
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Rod Serial # 029615 - 3/4 weight

This taper was provided to me by one of the most inventative eastern US bamboo rod builders - Tom Smithwick.  This is a honey of a taper. I have test cast the rod with both 3 and 4 weight double taper lines and they work very well. Last year
with Tom's consent, advice and support I made two similar rods. One butt section supported two tips - a one weight and a two weight. The other butt section supported two tips with one a three weight and the other a four weight. Both rods found good homes immediately. Rather than attempt another 1/2 weight rod that would be seen by many as a novelty, I chose to build the rod with the original 3 weight taper.Tom cautioned me that he found the rod carried a 4 weight line as well and he's bang on right.



Length8'0"
Serial #029615
Line Weight3/4 wt.Pieces2 pc c/w 2 tips
Reel SeatAndersen Style Cap and RingInsert WoodSpalted Sycamore Impregnated
Handle TypeCigarFerrulesClassic Super Z's
 Strip GuideMildrum CarbolySnake GuidesHopkins and Holloway
Rod FinishSpar VarnishWrappingsTan c/w brown tippings
Fittings BluedNoFlamed CaneNo
Rod BagYesAluminum CaseYes
Rod Case Over-bagNo
Amount UsedNew

PRICE $1350.00



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Rod Serial # 019615 -5 weight

This taper is a Jim Payne Model 102 which is popular in many areas due to it's casing ability.The popularity is deserved.
I'd add the rod to my personal stable but the corral is getting a tad full of 5 weights. I'm offering it for sale.
This taper is quite stiff and dry fly guys would enjoy it a lot.

Length8'0"
Serial #019615
Line Weight5 wt.Pieces2 pc c/w 2 tips
Reel SeatAndersen Cap and Ring style
Insert WoodZebra
Handle TypeCigarFerrulesClassic Super Z's
 Strip GuideMildrum CarbolySnake GuidesHopkins and Holloway
Rod FinishSpar VarnishWrappingsTan c/w brown tippings
Fittings BluedNoFlamed CaneNo
Rod BagYesAluminum CaseYes
Rod Case Over-bagNo
Amount UsedNew

PRICE $1350.00


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Rod Serial # 049615 -5 weight

This rod is a Dickerson Model 8013 1949 series. It is somewht stiffer than other Dickersons. I test cast it with both 5 and 6 weight lines. Both performed well although I'd like the 5 weight for dry fly work. Even dealing with a cross wind, the rod cast the 5 and 6 weights over 65 feet when using a light haul. The rod features a full wells grip of slightly larger diameter than my typical handles. Two rods of this taper were built. Pictures of the other rod will appear in the Custom Builds sectiion of the home page. To get a sense of the taper, see: http://www.carlinbamboo.com/essays/deflection.htm




Length8'0"
Serial #049615
Line Weight5/6 wt.Pieces2 pc c/w 2 tips
Reel SeatAndersen style cap and ringInsert WoodRibbon Marple Impregated
Handle TypeFull WellsFerrulesClassic Super Z's
 Strip GuideMildrum CarbolySnake GuidesPerfection
Rod FinishSpar VarnishWrappingsTan c/w brown tippings
Fittings BluedNoFlamed CaneNo
Rod BagYesAluminum CaseYes
Rod Case Over-bagNo
Amount UsedNew

PRICE $1350.00



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The Cross over Rods


The Cross Over rods from lighter to heaveir trout models have been sold. More to come in 2017>18 build season.







Heavier Trout or Lake Rods

This is a series of rod tapers that have been designed to cast 6 weight lines.Personally,  the 6 weight lines covers all my needs. When I fish the lakes, I generally have two rods strung ready to go. One with a floating line and the other with either a floater, Hover line or a rate #2 clear camo.


Rod Serial # 029611

This is a Dickerson 8015 taper that is a new one to me and from the butt dimensions, it will and does cast  like a cannon. While I've heard that the taper is rated for a 6 weight, I would think that it could carry a 7 weight as well. The rod casts very well out to 75' or so.

Length8'0"Serial #029611
Line Weight6 wt.Pieces2 piece c/w 2 tips
Reel SeatAndersen style cap and ringInsert WoodZebra
Handle TypeFull WellsFerrulesClassic Super Z's
 Strip GuideMildrum CarbolySnake GuidesPerfection
Rod Finish Hand rubbed Oil finishWrappingsTan wrappings c/w brown trip wraps
Fittings BluedNoFlamed CaneNo
Rod BagYesAluminum CaseYes 
Rod Case Over-bagNo
Amount UsedNew

PRICE $1350.00


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Rod Serial # 049610

This rod is a personal favorite taper. The Para 15 is described as a Parabolic Taper and  I use this rod for fishing trout lakes. My personal arsenal contains 4 rods of this taper and over the past 15 years have delivered yoeman performance all over Western Canada.

Length 8'0"Serial #049610
Line Weight6 wtPieces2 piece c/w 2 tips
Reel SeatAndersen style cap and ringInsert WoodMesquite
Handle TypeWesternFerrulesClassic Super Z's
 Strip GuideMildrum CarbolySnake GuidesPerfection
Rod FinishVarnishWrappingsTan wrapping c/w brown tipping
Fittings BluedNoFlamed CaneNo
Rod BagYesAluminum CaseYes
Rod Case Over-bagNo
Amount UsedNew


PRICE $1350.00





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All the above rods are FOB my shop. Delivery is via courier with shipping anywhere in North America costing about $100.00

Note: Pricing is in Canadian Dollars. To get update currency conversion use: http://www.xe.com/ucc/


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Contact information:


donandersen@bamboorods.ca
403-845-2069

Don Andersen





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