Bamboo fly rod making classes 2021-2022 schedule
Blue Ridge, Georgia (90 minutes north of Atlanta)
2023 DATES RELEASED IN THE FALL OF 2021
We teach more new bamboo fly rod makers every year than anyone else, and our experience will show in YOUR finished fly rod.  What
separates these classes from many others, is that you will actually
complete your rod during our class.  That's COMPLETE - a rod of your
choosing, your signature under three coats of varnish, in a bag, in a tube, with a label, ready to hit the water!
  
Each year would-be craftsman travel from around the world to study with the most
prolific teacher of rodmaking working today.  

Let Bill Oyster guide you personally through the process of creating your very own
custom bamboo fly rod.  

Each student works at their own solid maple workbench which is outfitted with an arsenal
of the highest quality tools, such as
Lie-Nielson planes and Bellinger planing forms.  In
fact, these are
the very same tools and methods used to create every
Oyster bamboo rod
.  

Our year-round trout fishing will afford you the opportunity
to put your new rod to good use.

This, after all, is the true test of a complete rod making class.  
If you don't leave with a rod that's ready to fish,
then you didn't get complete instruction...period!   
2020-2021  6-DAY BAMBOO FLY ROD MAKING CLASSES
(complete your very own bamboo fly rod from a raw culm to a ready-to-fish fly rod.)
Total class price is $2360 (includes six days of instruction by Bill Oyster, tools and components,
and of course your newly completed bamboo fly rod!)
Click below to reserve your spot by making a $500 deposit
The whole experience was first class!  Making cane rods is
something I've wanted to do for several years.  With so many
intricate steps, I would think it virtually impossible to go it alone.  
It was Bill's patience and attention to detail that allowed me to come
away with a rod that I can be proud of for the rest of my life.
Luca T.
McKinney, TX
Have you always wanted to make your very own bamboo fly rod?  We understand.  There is no reason to put aside your dream.  
So, give us a week and we'll give you a rewarding experience that will last a lifetime.
At Oyster Bamboo Fly Rods , we make sure you finish what you start...the crafting of an instant heirloom.
I had hopes the class would be a revelation for me, but it went way beyond that."

-Aaron Y.
Bamboo Fly Rod
Making Class
  • six days of instruction by Bill Oyster
  • each student may choose to make any length and line wt. they desire
  • you customize all cosmetic options from reel seat, to thread wraps, and cane tone
  • all tools, components, hardware, and materials provided
  • no experience necessary
  • rod bag and tube included
  • take home a COMPLETE AND READY TO FISH bamboo rod you made yourself!
Year-round tailwater trout fishing
Total class price is $2360

(includes six days of instruction by Bill Oyster, tools and components,
and of course your newly completed bamboo fly rod!)
CLASS  FAQ's  You have questions...we have answers!
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Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods . Since 1998 . Historic Downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia . 494 East Main Street .  Blue Ridge, GA 30513 706.374.4239.
shannen@oysterbamboo.com
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* We are open most days but sometimes we simply go fishing instead-so please make an appointment if coming from afar.
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