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, […]Read More Bamboo Fly Rod Class Day One…
So, Bill won a Winston Boron rod this weekend. Yes, I know that we make bamboo fly rods and yes, I know that a bamboo fly rod maker should not be seen with a boron rod but the story is funny. While presenting at the SE FFF show, Bill decides last minute to enter his […]Read More Bill wins a Winston!?!?!?
Do we call this a workshop or studio? Cutter always tells people he wants to make bamboo fly rods when he grows up (and be an “army man”, fireman and hero). Yesterday, a woman was in the shop and she asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. Cutter quickly replied, “an […]Read More Bamboo Fly Rod Making…is it Art?
Snow days and bamboo fly rods… So…a few days of snow in North Georgia is fun and charming. BUT, this winter has been brutal. It has snowed a lot this winter…a lot. My five year old does not even look up when it snows. However, snow or ice…Bill makes it to our bamboo fly rod […]Read More Snow, Bamboo Fly Rods, Classes, more snow…oh my!
Whew…we left the Oyster Bamboo Fly rod workshop for the Charlotte fly fishing trade show at 9:30PM on Friday after another insane week of bamboo fly rod building. We always take the entire family. That includes us, our 5 year old son, Cutter and infant daughter, Veronica, Yogi and the grandparents (our official groupies). No […]Read More Whew! 10th straight year at The Fly Fishing Show in Charlotte, NC
long day making bamboo fly rodsRead More another long day at the bamboo fly rod workshop…
We just returned from a quick trip to the Asheville area after speaking at the Pisgah TU chapter. Bill does an amazing presentation (my opnion, of course)on bamboo fly rods and the classes. We had a great turn out and made a new friend in Dr. Mike Dennis. We stayed with him while we were […]Read More Oyster Bamboo speaks at Pisgah TU
That’s me…standing in a river with my baby, 5-year-old son, Yogi the dog and husband, Bill Oyster. How did this happen? While growing up in the suburbs of Atlanta, there was no question that urban life was my only logical adult path. You know…city lights, concrete, loads of people, modern conveniences and great food. So, […]Read More Greetings from Oyster Bamboo Fly Rod’s HQ…this is the tale of one woman’s journey into the bamboo fly rod building abyss.