Twenty years of Oyster Bamboo Fly Rods

    Celebrating 20 years family, Heritage, Bamboo fly rods, the American Craftsman and Small Business   Here is one woman’s interpretation of a 20-year bamboo fly rod making abyss. “You may say I’m a dreamer…but I’m not the only one” Boy meets girl  Girl meets boy Boy is noticeably hungry Girl makes boy meatballs Boy and […]

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Oyster Bamboo Fly Rods…2012 Year in Review…The Best Laid Plans of Bamboo and Fly Rods

“If it were easy…everyone would do this.” Those are the words that Bill whispered in my ear almost daily in the beginning of 2012.  As the year wore on, Bill’s whisper grew into a dull roar and those words’ final resting place became my mantra.  At the end of 2011, we had a plan for 2012.  What’s the expression…no good deed, […]

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About last night…

…and this bamboo fly rod making class. Okay, I skipped a day because the second day of class started out with straightening strips and the night ended with math!  So, I decided not to tell the tale.  However, I got through it and finally tamed my bamboo strips.  This is how the day started […]

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Bamboo Fly Rod Class Day One…

After my first day in class making my first bamboo fly rod,  I have discovered the following: Bill’s job is so much better than mine. Of course, we started with a raw stalk of Tonkin bamboo and 9 hours later ended up with something that kind of resembles some (12) strips of Tonkin bamboo.  Surprisingly, […]

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