… here is a list of my custom bamboo trout & spey rod and prices…revised 11-1-15…

~WM accepts personal checks,credit & debit cards and PayPal ~

 …click here to see terms of sales and shipping…

…all rods come with an extra matched tip section …

 

 

                    For many of the folks I make rods for, this is the most costly item of this kind they have ever purchased. Either saving up, selling something or similar helps finance the project that goes into an investment like this…and I always keep that in mind when I am working on my rod orders. I have an immense respect and truly appreciate the hard earned money entrusted to me for the rods I make.  The result of all this is something very special and unique that I hope will bring pleasure for many years to come…and quite possibly be something that is handed down the line in time…

 

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                  What my prices are based on has absolutely nothing to do with what any one else charges, or what “the market will bear”… they are based 100% on what raw materials & parts  cost me and how much time I spend making items…thats it…pure and simple…I have to buy a few “finished” parts etc like guides and reel seat hardware…other than that its all raw materials I make into my rods, nets and cases…and my personal time at  the equivalent of a carpenters wage…

              I like keeping busy and groceries on the table…and appreciate my customers more than I can tell you! Making bamboo fly rods isn’t a path to great financial riches…but is something I love doing, and love even more the folks that I get to meet in the process. There are a lot of things in life that don’t have $$ on them.

                
note: my bamboo rods are listed for typical use rather than actions as are graphite rods…ie. medium , fast etc… email me and I can give better descriptions as to what style of angling I would pursue with any given rod or blank I make…dry fly, streamer rod etc..

                           WM does not , and will not copy proprietary tapers or rod models of other or companies, current or past…I do not  make “knock off’s” of classic or existing rods…

…price list as of 3-21-14…

 

…Rod Models… 

 

…”Native Angler” series my “finesse with reach” series fly rods…
3 piece bamboo rod …7 & 1/2 ‘-8’ 4-5 wt….$1100.00

 …”DreamCatcher” series

2 piece bamboo rods …6 -7’……3-4wt ………………$900.00

3 piece bamboo rods …7 &1/2 -9′..4-6 wt……$1000.00
…”Indian Summer” series…
2 & 3 piece rods 7-9 feet 4-6 weights…
…prices start at $1050.00…
…”Rainmaker” Special Edition Series…
…2 & 3 piece rods 7-9 feet in 4-6 weights…
prices start at $1250.00

~available extras for any of my rod models~

 

…amber agate ring , hand silver soldered stripping guides $40 each…

…handmade “bronze” snake guides $60  per rod…

…”recoil style”strippers, add $20 each…

…machined nickle silver ferrules $40 each…

…”guide” extra protective clear acrylic finish add $25…

…decorative sinew braiding, all sections  add $100…

…alternative wood species insert , per quote, or from your own blank stock…

 

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..all rods come with a one year warranty on all materials and workmanship…
…repairs after one year are done at 40$ per hour…

…all rods come with an extra matched tip section …

…email me for costs of extra’s…

 

450.00 dollar deposit required on trout rod special orders,50% on speys or special editions… 

…balance due prior to shipping…all rods must be paid for within 45 days of rods completion …

…after 45 days rods with an unpaid balance will be sold to cover costs…

…unpaid order deposits will refunded upon sale of item  less a charge of $100.00…

~cork, birch bark & elk antler accent~

…my switch & spey rods , models and prices…
…the ” Chinook”…
3 piece …6-8wt.12′ spey ……………………………………………$1350.00
…the “Silvertip”…
3 piece…9-10wt.13 & 1/2′ spey’…………………………………….$1350.00
…the “Golden Eagle” …
3 piece …6-8 wt.11-13 & 1/2′  switch& spey special edition mode ……….pricing starts at $1450.00
…all my rods come with an extra matched tip section at no extra cost…
            I use these guideline’s for temperature and conditions my bamboo rods should be used in, they are  as follows…on rods that have my “guide finish” applied …those can be used in wet environment’s, but not continued submersion’s…never below 40 degrees, or whenever ice can build up on snake guides etc…metal ferrules freeze way before bamboo does , and there can be a conflict of the two materials in very cold conditions…basic wipe down, and allowing rod to be completely dry before prolonged storage is standard…

                On bamboo rods I make with my hand rubbed oil/spar poly finish, I recommend limiting complete submersion to a minimum…and suggest a wipe down periodically in the day after a “dunking”…and avoid fishing completely and casting in temperatures below 40 degrees…for the reason as mentioned above, icing conditions can damage wraps on ferrules and guides…and should be avoided entirely.

        “Lawn Casting” or similar should, only be done in areas that are free of obstructions and on fly lines that only have a leader tied on…over water is absolutely preferable …especially when attempting to “hit the backing”… 20-25 yards plus of line out can grab an enormous amount debris unknowingly and lead to a tip or ferrule failure because the amount of pressure far beyond that of catching any size fish in water.

      In 40 plus years of being around fly fishing I have determined that the vast majority…lets say over 80% of casualties to bamboo, graphite or glass rods takes place “dry casting”,being around vehicles(tires and doors) or carrying rods assembled over terrain… with a valuable rod extra precautions should be excersized just out of common sense….warranty repairs do not cover lack of it!

 

… I supply a detailed fact sheet on proper use and care of bamboo rods to all my customers…

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 …Elk Creek Net Company… price list
“spring creek”model………….$295.00 std.  (11 X15″ bow) overall length 24″
“trout fisher”model…………..$295.00 std.  (11 X15″ bow) overall length 28″
“freestone”model  ……………$325.00 std.  (13 X19″ bow) overall length 32″
“tailwater”model…………..…$345.00 std.  (13 X19″ bow) overall length 38″
“guide”model…………….……$365.00 std.  (13 X19″ bow) overall length 50″
 …contact me for nets in stock, possible woods ,other questions…or custom order terms…
…I make shop orders at certain times of year…I can make brand with your logo or design one for you…quantity pricing available…
…contact me for details…
 …click here to see terms of sales and shipping…

…all prices and spec’s & rod series are subject to change…

 

 

 

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