Fine Cane Rods - Bamboo Fly Fishing Homepage
Gary Marshall maker and restorer of split cane (bamboo) fly rods in Derby England
Services offered
The range of splitcane rodmaking and restoring I undertake
Flyrod Range
Specifications for my standard range of bamboo rods
Rod Tubes
Custom made aluminium fly rod tubes
Pictures of my handbuilt rods and restorations
Choosing a flyrod
How to select a rod for your own uses
Fly rods for sale
Handbuilt split cane rods currently available
Coarse fishing and spinning rods
Split cane coarse fishing rods, Avon, MkIV, Roach, Barbel.
Restored Rods
Examples of restoration work.
Bespoke Commissions
One off specials
Contact details
Terms of Business
Recent rodmaking and component news. Planing form progress.
Illustrations and descriptions of the process of making a split cane rod
Links to suppliers and those of general interest
Articles on rodmaking and angling
Test rods
The range of rods that are available to lawn cast.
Elite series rods
Range and specifications for the Elite series

Fine Cane Rods - Bamboo Fly Fishing Homepage

8.5lb Sea Trout


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.

For Sale See fly rods for sale 6ft 6in Small stream rod just SOLD

The Rodmakers story

Short documentary

The link above takes you to a short video that gives you a look at my work.
Prepared by Alex at NTU I think that he has done a good job.

Pictures added to the Coarse rod page, Tench/centrepin and Carp/Centrepin.

Pictures added to coarse rods, restorations, photos and latest.

I will make regular additions to this website with items interest to lovers of split cane rods including new rods, restorations and articles on design and construction. Please check back now and then for an update.

A page has been added to show the range of test rods available for casting.

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