Bamboo Fly Rods

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Bamboo Fly Rods

Post by Blackhackle » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:50 pm

Is anyone aware of any bamboo fly rod makers on the North Island? I am interested in acquiring a new or used bamboo rod for small and intermediate stream fishing. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Bamboo Fly Rods

Post by Johnno » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:35 pm

Matt Noakes in Wellington does. Iconoclast flyrods. He pops in here from time to time as OneHairyArm. Does it as a bit of a hobby; Not as active as he once was due to kids and all that goes with them I think.....

Very good rod maker. Builds them from scratch. I acquired one of his experiment blanks (8" 5wgt) and built it up - it's a very good small stream rod. Nice progressive taper

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Re: Bamboo Fly Rods

Post by fraser hocks » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:28 am

Yep 2x for Matt. Makes a beautiful blank!! Just might have to convince him to build you one.

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Re: Bamboo Fly Rods

Post by Wilki » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:56 pm

Yep that’s a x3 for Matt!

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