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Handcrafted Bamboo Fly Rods and Landing Nets

PJ's Fine Bamboo Rods proudly handcrafts our bamboo fly rods and landing nets by hand, with premium quality products right here in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Watching our bamboo fly rodsmith work in our onsite Mercantile is one of the most entertaining things to do in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. We never outsource our bamboo rod blanks or landing nets. Each bamboo rod starts right here from a full culm of Tonkin bamboo that is handpicked by our rodsmith with the unique and individual client in mind. The quality of our fly fishing products will never be compromised for profit margins or time efficiency to ensure every product made by PJ's Fine Bamboo Rods is heirloom quality for our customers to enjoy for a lifetime and hand down for generations to come. That is our promise to you!
PJ's Fine Bamboo Rod Building Class
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The History of Bamboo Fly Fishing

The echo of a bamboo rod whistling through the air on a serene riverbank is a song of our riveting fly-fishing history. Resilient yet flexible, bamboo fly fishing rods hold a special place in the evolution of this sport. 

Pioneers of fly fishing sought materials that offered both strength and flexibility, the ideal qualities for the delicate art of fly formation and casting. 


Sanding Bamboo Nodes

Every custom PJ's bamboo fly rod is handcrafted from a single, handpicked, split, and planed culm of top quality genuine Tonkin bamboo in a hand torched caramel finish.

Clients design every aspect of their custom bamboo fly rod, from the taper to the rod to the shape of the grip.

Stop into our downtown Pagosa Springs, Colorado, mercantile to watch our Rodsmiths work and take a free tour of workshop.

Six Day Course in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Go from a culm of bamboo to a completed bamboo fly rod in six days. Learn to handcraft your own bamboo fly rod in our workshop located in beautiful downtown Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

Also hosting 'Bugs & Brews' fly tying classes twice monthly.

Specializing in high quality, environmentally friendly products in our natural fiber mercantile. You will not find our retail selection available on Amazon or in any other local shops. We are here to support and enhance our local community; not compete with it. You will find everything from bamboo apparel to fine art in our boutique style mercantile. 

We're not a fly shop, but we do have plenty of one-of-a-kind fishing and non-fishing products.

Mercantile Sign

PJ's Fine Bamboo Rods knows most modern anglers are unfamiliar with fishing bamboo. We want to give each one of you the opportunity to fall in love with fishing our handcrafted fly rods.

Reserve your complimentary bamboo fly rod demo the next time you will be fishing in southwest Colorado. We are also happy to recommend local guises familiar with fishing our rods to use during your demo.

Stettson Fishing

Explore the Collection

Crafted with care and a touch of river magic!

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Bamboo Power Fibers

Our Custom Bamboo Fly Rod Client and Student Stories

I feel confident with the efficiency of this rod! This rod has continually compelled me to pursue the art of dry fly fishing, and perfecting the technique of coaxing picky brown trout to slurping up my dry fly. I feel inspired to diversify away from my tendency of modern nymphing which is my go-to fishing technique. A bamboo rod of this caliber persuades me away from my competitive fly-fishing roots and moves me to slow down and embrace the history and tradition of the sport.

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