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The making of split cane rods has a history going back over a hundred years and has included many famous names producing large numbers of rods by machine in the golden age along with many hand makers of which perhaps the most famous is Everett Garrison. Both approaches can produce good rods but what makes a great rod is the care that is spent in every stage of its design and construction. Those afflicted with a passion for cane rods are driven to seek perfection and within these few pages I hope to describe and illustrate my own response to this very powerful affliction.

The Rodmakers story


As of October 2021 I will not be taking on any new commissions.  15 February I have just finished my last commission.  So I am effectively retired.

This decision - taken following a recent health scare - does not mean that I will cease

rodmaking but that I will only make the occasional rod that I will put on this website.  Past

customers who require work on their rods should contact me as before.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my customers without whom the last 16

years would have been far less interesting.

Rods for sale 21 Feb 22

Details of two rods added on the flyrods for sale page.

The Elite mark 2 - 7ft6in 3/4 - SOLD on behalf of the Ukrainian people,  all proceeds have gone to support them.

I have listed the rods for sale on the fly rod and coarse rod pages, for pictures and details please email me.

1 fly rod 9 Coarse rods.  11/08/22

Rodmaking supplies

I have introduced a page on which I will advertise various rodmaking items for sale.

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