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.
Rodmaking supplies
Items for sale
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

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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

New rod for sale

See the flyrods for sale page to see details of a recently completed 7ft 6in rod.

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