I make a wide range of tapers. I can make a rod based on one of my tapers, or use a classic taper for those wanting a more traditional rod.
Each 304 fly rod is made to fish. No extra bells and whistles. Just a traditional, functional fly rod.
I use the highest quality components in all rods.
304 Rod Company
I continue to move to 100% in-house production. The small amount of purchased components I use are of the highest quality.
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I am an experienced maker, having made over 100 rods/blanks, All of my rods are made on blanks made entirely by me. I am an also an experienced fly caster, first learning to fly fish in the early 1980's. We can discuss exactly what you are looking for in a rod and make sure the taper fits your needs.
All of my rods are hand-planed from Tonkin bamboo, available in flamed or blonde tone. The finish is rubbed polyurethane, which produces a warm semi-gloss finish. The guides are wrapped in silk, with agate or hard alloy ring stripping guides, depending on preference.
Tapers - I can make essentially any reasonable taper. I use a collection of classic and modern tapers, along with a few of my own.