Tue, Feb 21|
Feb. 2023 Bamboo Fly Rod Building Class
Build your own handcrafted bamboo fly rod from a culm of bamboo to your very own custom rod in six days in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
Time & Location
Feb 21, 8:00 AM MST – Feb 26, 6:00 PM MST
Pagosa Springs, 262 Pagosa St unit 103, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147, USA
Learn how to build your own bamboo fly rod. This course includes six days of master rodsmith instruction, all needed materials and tools in beautiful downtown Pagosa Springs, Colorado, on the San Juan River. A completed two piece, one tip bamboo fly rod of your choice of weight (3wt-6wt) and length, choice of agate striping guide, reel seat spacer, and grip type and size. All participants will also receive an organic hemp rod sock, premium powder coated rod tube, and shop apron to take home with you upon completion of the class. PJ's Fine Bamboo Rods provides all participants with all needed tools and equipment needed to complete the rod. A $500 deposit is due at the time of registration, the remaining balance of $1,595 is due two weeks prior to the start of the class. Both the deposit and remaining balance can be paid on the website or a reoccurring invoice can be arranged for payments. Please call Rosanna at (303) 818-3470 to make alternative payment arrangements or with any questions.
Students should be prepared six full days of class in order to complete their rod in the alloted time. There will be a break for lunch each day and an estimated end time to the day. However, both the lucn hour and after end of class time can be used for participants to catch up if not completed with the steps for the day. Please do not make alternative plans for any portion of the classroom time in order to allow enough time to finish the rod in six days.
The class will be hosted in downtown Pagosa Springs, Colorado, workshop located at 262 Pagosa Street. There are numerous nearby restaurants for lunch and dinner options. Accommodations are not included with the class but a variety of accommodations options are available onsite or nearby, see links below organized by distance from the workshop:
Reservations | The Springs Resort and Spa (reseze.net) (contact PJ for discount code)
Should you wish to fish your new bamboo fly rod upon completion of the class, guide services are available onsite through Fly Fishing Pagosa Springs | InternationalFlyFisher.com | Pagosa Springs (flyfishpagosasprings.com). Fishing in the evening, across the street on the San Juan River is an option most times of the year. So please feel free to bring your fishing gear.
For our out of town and state guests, getting to Pagosa Springs, Colorado. The nearest airport is located 60 miles to the west in Durango, Colorado. Flights & Airlines | Durango, CO - Official Website (flydurango.com)
The closest major airport (sunport) is located 4 hours to the south is located in Albuerque, NM. Home (abqsunport.com)
Rod Building Class Deposit
A $500 deposit is do at the time of registration for PJ's Fine Bamboo rod building class to allow us time to order the appropriate materials. The remaining balance will be due one month prior to the schedule first day of class.$500.00Sold Out
We will contact you if a participant is not able to make it to this class.$0.00