Fly Fishing Blog

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Sports or Recreation
Occupation custom fly rod maker
Location Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Introduction Fly fishing has evolved dramatically since I began participating in the sport in the mid-1960s. (My mother began fly fishing more than a decade earlier!) When I started fly fishing, rods were individually hand-crafted of bamboo. As a young man, I worked in the Orvis rod factory under the watchful eye of Wes Jordan. He taught me that quality and performance in a hand-built rod cannot be duplicated in an assembly-line rod factory. That principle is as true today in the graphite era -- actually more so -- as it was then.