Single handed fly rods

We will be offering our advanced custom single handed rod building course on limited basis this winter. These classes are not just about rod assembly but rather making rod components. In this one day class, you will be using lathes to make your own reel seat and custom cork handle. Some experience using a lathe is helpful but not required. You will leave at the end of the day with a completed customized fly-rod from start to finish. Geoff Pieroway will be your instructor and course fees include all of the components that you will need to build a single hand fly rod.  Special student pricing is available for the 36 rpm drying motor and a hand-wrapper. Workshop size is limited, so register early. Please call 403-969-4363 to register or for more information.

Model # Length Line Weight Sections Price ($ CDN)
E61S 6′ 1 4 $499.95 BUY
E732S 7’3″ 2 4 $499.95 BUY
E863S 8’6″ 3 4 $509.95 BUY
E864S 8’6″ 4 4 $519.95 BUY
E865S 8’6″ 5 4 $529.95 BUY
E906S 9′ 6 4 $539.95 BUY
E967S 9’6″ 7 4 $549.95 BUY
E908S 9′ 8 4 $549.95 BUY
E909S 9′ 9 4 $559.95 BUY
E969S 9’6″ 9 4 $569.95 BUY
E911S 9′ 11 4 $579.95 BUY
Model # Length Line Weight Sections Price ($ CDN)
T104S 10′ 4 4 $549.95 BUY
T105S 10′ 5 4 $549.95 BUY
T95S 9′ 5 4 $559.95 BUY
T96S 9′ 6 4 $569.95 BUY
T107S 10′ 7 4 $589.95 BUY
T98S 9′ 8 4 $589.95 BUY
T108S 10′ 8 4 $589.95 BUY
T99S 9′ 9 4 $599.95 BUY
T910S 9′ 10 4 $599.95 BUY
T912S 9′ 12 4 $599.95 BUY

X-Series

Model # Length Line Weight Sections Price ($ CDN)
X833S 8’3″ 3 4 $649.95 BUY
X8104S 8’10” 4 4 $659.95 BUY
X8105S 8’10” 5 4 $669.95 BUY
X936S 9’3″ 6 4 $679.95 BUY
X937S 9’3″ 7 4 $689.95 BUY
X938S 9’3″ 8 4 $699.95 BUY

Switch and spey rods

Graduates of the single-handed rod building class will be able to move on to a much tougher project… the spey rod. Building a well-balanced double-handed beauty is quite the feat indeed. During this two day affair we will dig deep into the world of spey fishermen and Geoff will teach you all the tricks up his sleeve as it applies to creating your very own masterpiece.

Day 1:

  • Compose the rod
  • Glue up cork rings for your custom spey handle
  • Glue up cork rings for your matching custom spey butt handle
  • Lathe your reel seat and ream to fit
  • Apply the guides to the rod and 1st coat of thread wrapping finish

Day 2:

  • Lathe your custom handle and butt
  • Ream handle and butt to fit
  • Glue up butt section of rod
  • Wrap butt section of rod
  • Feather inlay and sign your new spey rod
  • Second coat of epoxy
Model # Length Line Weight Sections Price ($ CDN)
E1065S 10’6″ 5 4 $549.95 BUY
E1166S 11’6″ 6 4 $559.95 BUY
E1266S 12’6″ 6 4 $579.95 BUY
E1367S 13’6″ 7 4 $589.95 BUY
E148S 14″ 8 4 $599.95 BUY
Model # Length Line Weight Sections Price ($ CDN)
MD400S 10’5″ 400 Gr 4 $689.95 BUY
MD510S 12′ 510 Gr +-50 4 $699.95 BUY
MD600S 12’10” 600 Gr +- 50 4 $729.95 BUY
MD720S 13’5″ 720 Gr +-50 4 $749.95 BUY
MD800S 14′ 800 Gr +- 50 4 $799.95 BUY
MDCOMPS 15′ 1000 Gr +- 4 $1299.95 BUY
Model # Length Line Weight Sections Price ($ CDN)
X129S 12′ 9 4 $799.95 BUY
X132S 13′ 2 4 $859.95 BUY
X138S 13′ 8 4 $879.95 BUY
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Model # Length Line Weight Sections Price ($ CDN)
S734S 7’3″ 4 3 $449.95 BUY
S85S 8′ 5 4 $449.95 BUY
S86S 8′ 6 4 $449.95 BUY
Model # Length Line Weight Sections Price ($ CDN)
C1063S 10’6″ 3 4 $499.95 BUY
C114S 11′ 4 4 $499.95 BUY
C1165S 11′ 5 4 $499.95 BUY

Bamboo Rods

Build a single-hander and double-hander with Geoff and you can move on to the ultimate challenge. Learn the lost art building split cane fly rods from a single culm of Tonkin bamboo. This challenging but very rewarding course is certain to be the capstone of your rod building career. You will receive hands-on instruction on the fundamentals of making your own 2-piece, 2-tip bamboo fly rod blank with full access to our specialized bamboo rod making equipment. The tuition cost for these private classes is $950.00 per student. We usually work with one student per class but we will accommodate two upon request.

Among the many topics that will be covered are:

  • Culm selection
  • Flame tempering
  • Strip layout and stagger
  • Node preparation
  • Rod tapers discussion
  • Cutting out the strips
  • Roughing, beveling and tapering under power
  • Setting the planing forms
  • Sharpening plane blades for bamboo
  • Hand planning your strips
  • Gluing and binding
  • Blank clean up and straightening
  • Installing the ferrules
  • Varnishing your new bamboo blank

Call 403-969-4363 for more information.

Catch Pieroway