My goal is to see the many Bamboo rods languishing in closets be brought out, be made ready for use, and then used to catch fish. That's what they were made for.
Bamboo is not better than fiberglass or graphite, nor are they better than bamboo. Many people are attracted to bamboo because of it's organic feel.
I've worked on many different maker's rods and have a large collection of my own. I'm partial to Heddon's as my father worked in the research and development dept. at Heddon's in the 1950's and my first fly rod was a Heddon 17 bamboo. Which I still have and fish today.
Many of the old rods are worthy of being restored. I always look at the rod to determine what needs to be done and then let the customer know the costs involved. I can usually give you a good idea of maker and value both before and after work is done.
Many rods only need minor repair. I'm fully capable of doing any repair or restoration required to bring your fishing ro d back to life. Unlike graphite, broken bamboo tips can be repaired easily.
I require a 50% deposit before starting work and will give you an estimate of a completion date.
Vintage rods that are not of high value can be refurbished using larger guides and more of them to make the rods more fishable.
Complete restorations include new wraps, cleaning an polishing of components, reseating of ferrules (if needed), and new varnish.
2/1 - $200
2/2 - $300
3/1 - $300
3/2 - $400
For intermeadiate wraps add $1.00 per wrap.
Other costs of work:
Scarfing = $50 per scarf.
Guide wraps = $25 if separate from other work.
Delaminations = $75 to $100 (depending on severity).
Reset ferrules = $40 each ( if separate from other work).
Fixing loose female ferrules = $50, more if replating required.
New cork grips = $125 to 175.
New reel seats = $115 to 140.
Polish and wax rod = $50.
Other costs are determined upon review of the rod.
Contact us today - our staff is looking forward to assisting you further!