Gray Hackle Rods
- Custom, hand crafted bamboo fly rods -
Ever see someone fishing with a bamboo fly rod and say to yourself "gee, I'd like to have one of those"?, take a rod making class! Whether you are a seasoned woodworker or a couch potato. I offer one on one classes and unlike many makers that offer classes, you move at your own pace, whether it takes you 4 weeks or 4 months we'll stay with it until your rod is complete, the class entails making a 2 piece, single tip rod.
I spend about 100 hours making each rod and the components. You will go through the same steps as you make your rod. During your build you will:
* If you are not interested in making many of the components we can substitute ones from very reputable suppliers.
** I typically have bamboo ready to bevel, some of it ammonia toned, you are welcome to substitute this.
The rod making classes are $950 with a $200 deposit to reserve your time, please contact me to discuss your rod and look at a time frame to start.
Bar Stock Ferrule Turning
Due to the limited availability of 18% nickel silver tubing I make all my ferrules from solid bar stock and have developed a process that delivers exceptional ferrules that rival any tube ferrules. I have been asked numerous times about how I make ferrules so I decided to set up a ferrule making class.
Expect to spend one day in my shop for this class, we will discuss the process I go through and finish by building a single tip set of ferrules.
The ferrule classes are $185 with a $75 deposit to reserve your time, please contact me to discuss your rod and look at a time frame to start.