Who builds bamboo in NW washington?


dead in the water
I'm interested in learning more about bamboo rod construction. Is there anyone building rods in the NW washington area? I'm thinking Skagit/Whatcom/Snohomish kind of areas. I'm hoping I can make a connection and maybe bring a six-pack some evening for a little show and tell about the process.

I vaguely remember that there was someone in the Anacortes area at one point? Maybe I'm making that up.

Rick Todd

Active Member
Josh-The 4th Corner group has several bamboo rod builders. Sid Strong has a very nice shop and is good about teaching people about the craft. He lives in Sudden Valley and when he is not on the road with his job as Jimmy Buffet's stage designer and lighting engineer, he loves company in his shop. The speaker at this month's meeting has written two books about bamboo fly rod building. The meeting is at the Country Club on Feb 23. Let me know if you want to go! Rick

If you plan to be in the Redmond area sometime contact me and if I'm home I'll drink some of your sixpack and we can talk rodmaking or look at anything you would like in the "shop"

Yes a person in Anacortes is building Bamdoo rods and I think that one other person is doing the same thing now. They both belong to the Fidalgo Fly Fisher. I will talk with them to see if I can give you a name and contact.


dead in the water
Thank you everyone! I really appreciate it.

Mike, I will drop you a line if I've got some "down south" time coming up.

Rick, PM on the way.