Dave Dozer designs and builds custom bamboo fly rods in Corvallis, Oregon. On Saturday, August 6th, Dave will be at our Sun Valley Shop, where you’ll get an opportunity to experience what bamboo fly rods are all about. Dave builds several different styles of rods that are great matches to the different waters in the Ketchum/Sun Valley area. His fly rods are modeled after several of the master rod builders, and his craftsmanship and finish work are well recognized among the rod building community. Talk with Dave about what it takes to build a bamboo fly rod. Or, try casting some of Dave’s fly rods.
Mary Ann Dozer, one of our guides and a Master-level certified fly casting instructor, will also be available to help you master your casting with bamboo rods.
“I spend upwards of 80 hours building each rod, and I cut no corners along the way. I am intent on superior quality, precision, and attention to detail in my building process. The styles and tapers I use are modeled after the master rod designers. I use the highest quality Tonkin bamboo, reel seat hardware, ferrules, guides, and fine silk thread for wraps that are available. My traditional offering of rods includes several that I have confidence with and that I feel can meet your desires for rod action and feel. I’m also very open to talking with you about additional rod styles, tapers, and actions.”