Hello and welcome to James Smart fly rods. If you are interested in purchasing hand made split cane fly rods which have been made in the united kingdom then please continue to read this page and also take a fewmoments to browsw the rest of my  Website.


 I make split cane fly rods using the best selected bamboo culms & hardware available. All my rods are hand split and hand planed to exacting tolerances using tried and tested methods. The finishing process includes guides wrapped with the finest gossamer silk thread and then dipped with multiple coats of high quality spar varnish and hand polished to give a flawless gloss finish.The rod making process can take up to 40 hours over many weeks.


I am to make a variety of rods in with differing tapers, from parobolic rods right through to fast tapers, all depending on what the customer would like.


 Please continue to browse the rest of my website which gives the customer a brief insight into the technical rod makig process. The following pages contain information and photo's from the initial splitting of the bamboo right through to the final planing and varnishing. Also is my price guide and photo gallery. Ready built rods are sometimes available contact for info.


If you should have any queries, wish to make an order or enquire about avlaible rods, please do not hesitste to contact me by phone on 07951 789238 or by e-mail at james.smart3@btopenworld.com


  Thanks for looking,  James