11 (Tuesday) 9:00 am - 13 (Thursday) 4:00 pm
Instructor: Doug Hall Tuesday, August 11th
Instructor: Doug Hall
Tuesday, August 11th – Thursday, August 13th
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Family Barn Art Loft
$450 per person, ages 18 and up
Discover how to take a raw bamboo fly rod blank and transform
it into a fully-finished, stream-ready rod. This class features
hands-on demonstrations and covers many options for completing
a blank – finishes, wrapping techniques, dipping methods and other
details. The third day of class includes fly tying instruction.
What better place to learn this handmade, traditional craft than the
setting of our Concert Park Lake and Family Barn?
Please note, due to curing time required for the blank varnish,
some steps will be studied in a shortened format.
Doug Hall has been handcrafting split cane fly rods as a passion
for over twenty years, and his rods are appreciated by collectors and
traditionalist around the world. Teaching rod making is his way of
ensuring that the craft he loves, and its heritage, will be handed
down. He has been selected three times to be one of eighteen
international makers to create the “Makers Rod.”