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Dick Hanousek’s father was killed during World War II in France when Dick was a toddler, leaving his uncle as the boy’s father figure. The relationship between the two became urgent one day when the uncle interrupted a knitting tutorial that Dick was giving by his mother and aunt. Dick was 5 years old at …

The Fly Fishing Rods market research report offers enjoyable insights that helps market players to equip themselves to evolve with the changes and secure a strong position in this Fly Fishing Rods market the competitive fly for a longer period. This report is prepared in an easy to understand language that includes helpful statistics that …

Global fishing rod market is expected to experience a steady CAGR of 4.82% during the forecast period 2019-2026. An international Fishing Rods Market Report has been produced with the systematic gathering of market information for the Fishing Rods Market industry. All this information is provided in such a way that it properly explains various facts …

Sometimes it’s fun to live dangerously. You know…like when casting a fly over a fish, you’re probably better off going alone, for the sake of your gear, if not for the wrath you might incur if something goes wrong. Like when the magazine editor who gave you a fly rod review watches you intentionally swap …

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New Jersey, USA-Market Research Intelligence has been analyzing sport fly fishing rod technology and markets since 2021. Since then, through company research analysis, we have been in close proximity to latest market research and development. Additionally, Research Intelligence works closely with many buyers to help them better understand the technology and market environment and develop …

Over the past few years Hardy has consistently, and some would say quietly, introduced one fantastic fly rod after another. Hardy’s Zephrus Ultralite is the best small stream trout rod I’ve fished in years, their Euro-focused Ultralite LL has proven to be a surprisingly versatile all-around performer, and their glass-graphite hybrid Sirrus is a dry …

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New Jersey, United States, – The latest report published by Verified Market Reports shows that the Fly fishing rod market should experience a sustained pace in the years to come. Analysts looked at market drivers, restrictions, risks and openings in the global market. The Fly Fishing Rods report shows the likely direction of the market …

New Jersey, United States, – Market Research Intellect has been analyzing the Sport Fly Fishing Rods technology and markets since 2018. Since then, through the analysis of company research, we have been very close to the latest market research and development. In addition, Market Research Intellect works closely with many clients to help them better …

Ryan Hanrahan Buffalo Bulletin Via Wyoming News Exchange Zac Sexton is addicted to fly fishing. “I’m literally addicted to this,” he said. “My wife is an addiction counselor and she says I’m addicted to it. I don’t do the things that I’m supposed to do to be able to go fishing, to get rid of …

BUFFALO – Zac Sexton is addicted to fly fishing. “I’m literally addicted to this,” he said. “My wife is an addiction counselor and she says I’m addicted to it. I’m not doing the things I’m supposed to do to be able to go fishing, to get rid of my responsibilities so that I can go …

POWELL – Ben Borcher was on the water with his son, Christian. Fishing has a long family tradition and that day the two of them were just the two in a small raft on Cody Reservoir. Next to Ben was a very special fly fishing rig. He had helped choose it for his father’s 59th …

***For all things Wyoming, sign up for our daily newsletter*** By Mark Davis, Powell Tribune Ben Borcher was on the water with his son, Christian. Fishing is a long tradition in the family and that day there were just two of them in a small raft on the Cody Reservoir. Beside Ben was a very …

I call it a “sea trout sunrise,” not so much that it looks any different than bonefish or tarpon, bass or billfish fishing. It’s just the feeling of dawn in a sea trout spot that makes it different from other fishing for other fish. It’s mostly a small boat game, usually in clear, shallow water, …

Global Fly Fishing Rod Market Overview The COVID-19 outbreak was sudden and was not at all considered so dangerous when it first hit the city of Wuhan in China. Although everything in that city has been closed, the coronavirus infection has spread widely in China in the form of a wildfire. In a few months, …

Over the past few weeks, I have thought a lot about how hunters attach themselves to rifles. I’m not much of a gun lover – I don’t care if my rifle has a built-in stock or a floating barrel, or if a .280 shoots a little flatter than a .270 – but I’m fascinated. by …

According to a new research report titled Sport Fly Fishing Rods Market Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis And Forecast by 2021-2026 This resulted in several changes in This report also covers the impact of COVID-19[feminine sur le marché mondial. Le rapport fournit des prévisions de revenus aux niveaux mondial, régional et national. Il fournit également …

WRITE ON THE FLY By GEORGE LISET Fly fishing in New Hampshire during the fall is my favorite time to get out on the water. The colors, in and out of the water, are spectacular. I check the foliage maps on my phone and plan accordingly. I saw the foliage around the Lake District starting …

While power refers to the force required to deflect or bend a rod, action describes where that deflection takes place along the rod. A fishing rod is more powerful in its butt section, and that power gradually decreases as you get closer to the tip. Different actions move these transition points. The faster-acting rods flex …

Fly fishermen tend to anthropomorphize the objects of our obsession to such an extent that I often wonder if it’s us or the five-year-olds who have the most active imaginations. Still, the claim that fly rods are more than just tools shouldn’t be too hard a claim to swallow. For a group of people who …

Choosing a fly rod can be a daunting task, especially if you are new to the sport. Even seasoned anglers have plenty of options for weighing in as they take the plunge for a new rod. Size, weight, flexibility, rod action, and build are just a few of the things you need to consider. “Fly …

Finding this special dry fly rod is a joy. Outright throwing a well-balanced dry fly rod is just plain fun.Courtesy photo If you ask a die-hard fly fisherman if he has a “pet rod”, a special fly rod for a specific purpose, most will admit. Some appreciate custom dry fly rods, while others pride themselves …

Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect from the Snowbee Classic 7ft, 3/4 weight – a rod made by a company I’ve never heard of, who can’t decide which line they want to throw, and is the most affordable offer in the Snowbee range. Nonetheless, I made plans to baptize him in the Appalachian streams. …

Fly fishing is often considered an art and a sport. From the moment Brad Pitt cast a line over the Gallatin River in the film version of Norman McLain’s famous A River Runs Through It, fly fishing has been compared to dancing on the water. But it can also be frustrating, confusing, confusing, and just …

You can’t say we didn’t come well armed: in our single scull in the Bahamas my buddy and I had five fly fishing rods. The rods came from three different manufacturers, in sizes designed to handle any fish, from young bonefish to 120-pound tarpon. They were all top of the line sticks, and most had …

The two most essential pieces of fishing equipment are the rod and the reel. They work together to help you fish efficiently. Both are equally important, as they allow you to cast, control the lure or bait, control a fish, and bring it within easy reach. The best reels will work in harsh conditions and …

Blue Ribbon Trout Streams cut through the Montana landscape and attract hundreds of thousands of anglers to the area each year. But learning to fly fishing takes time and money. This can keep newcomers to the sport on the shore rather than knee deep in one of those Blue Ribbon trout streams. Truth be told, …

The new H3D Blackout rods, the latest evolution in the Orvis Helios 3 family of fly rods, are tools specially designed to meet three specific and common fishing needs identified by Orvis and his team of field testers. The design of one of these new rods, the 5-weight 9’5 “model, was prompted by feedback from …

Many small streams in western Missouri are home to a surprising variety of fish. Micro-fishing with a fly rod is one way to catch them, whether it’s an interesting species of minnow or bluegill or fiery bass. The Missouri Department of Conservation will be offering a free virtual micro-fishing course from 8:30 a.m. to 10 …

You cannot fish without a rod. Okay, technically you can fish underwater, cast a net, or even tie a string and bait to your finger like Huck Finn. But we love to shoot trout, bass, salmon and more with the proper rod and fishing gear. The right rod will allow you to present your fly …

While power refers to the force required to deflect or bend a rod, action describes where that deflection takes place along the rod. A fishing rod is more powerful in its butt section, and that power gradually decreases as you get closer to the tip. Different actions move these transition points. The faster-acting rods flex …

The truth is, you can catch a fish with a rod. But the latest and greatest graphite and fiberglass rods make catching easier and more fun. Problem is, there are about six million different freshwater fishing rods on the market, or so it seems anyway. This foolproof guide will help you put the right stick …

Ian Gale of the Joey’s Fly Fishing Foundation helps Randy Ford guide himself on a fly rod (Oil City News) CASPER, Wyo – Young men from the Sheridan-based nonprofit Joey’s Fly Fishing Foundation Youth Program were at the Ugly Bug Fly Shop in Casper this weekend to teach anglers how to assemble their own fly …

Fly fishermen come to Blue Ridge, a small town in the mountains of North Georgia called the state’s trout capital, from all over the world to fish year round. They also come looking for Bill Oyster, a craftsman specializing in prized bamboo fly rods. With his silver beard and mustache, Oyster looks like the quintessential …

The brutal cold spell of a few weeks ago was the last straw. After years of turning down invitations from my good friend Kevin Morlock to join him on the Louisiana Gulf Coast for a few days of redfish fly fishing, I hopped on a commercial plane for the first time in a year. and …

The brutal cold snap of a few weeks ago was the last straw. After years of turning down invitations from my good friend Kevin Morlock to join him on the Louisiana Gulf Coast for a few days of redfish fly fishing, I hopped on a commercial plane for the first time in a year. and …

There are so many rods to choose from these days that it is puzzling. Fast acting, moderately fast, medium, slow. Mid flex, tip flex. Six feet. Ten feet. A weight. Eight weights. It’s enough to make someone cry. In addition to all the actions, you need to find a line that will optimize the power …

Hardy has revamped their entire rod line for 2020, replacing almost everything they were offering in 2019. Among the most anticipated new offerings is the Hardy Ultralite LL rod. It’s the same rod that Hardy’s chief designer Howard Croston used to win the 2020 FIPS World Championship. Euro-nymphing is the name of the game in …

For many reasons, some good and some bad, the fly fishing industry doesn’t just settle for what works. Rod builders produce new sticks every year, and most rod designs don’t hang around particularly long, although a few rods have resisted this trend over the years. We think of the classic Redington trout. The Orvis Recon …

At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place around the world, we launched a new series – The world through a lens – in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of the most beautiful and intriguing places on our planet. This week Janie Osborne shares a collection of images …

In Aberdare National Park in Kenya, you can tiptoe through the mud and downed trees of elephant trails, sneak past Cape buffaloes, and crouch down to throw yourself into remote expanses of streams. chills barely wider than your wingspan. The limbs tie together to form arches above. Lichens and ferns cling to the steep, lush …

A friend from California called late last winter to ask if I would like to join him for two days of fly fishing in Gunnison this summer. I quickly checked my analog calendar and found that the days he wanted to fly fishing in August were available. In fact, most of August was available. So, …

Many native Floridians live for the salty ocean and couldn’t be happier on the water holding a fishing rod. It’s part of the education of almost everyone here! Floridians can go there any time of the day or night, but most fishing trips are done at dawn as the fishing is best when the sun …

My first experience with a fly rod was not encouraging. I was young – maybe 7 – and grabbed the green fiberglass telescopic fishing rod I always used and carried it to the creek near our camp. When I showed it to my older, more worldly cousin, he laughed. “You can’t use that,” he told …

When I first started fly fishing, I didn’t know much about the sport, and everything made me nervous. I didn’t want to make a fool of myself and didn’t know who to ask for help. Fortunately, I found a few fly fishermen who I could trust and who guided me through even the most basic …

I remember packing my bags at the trailhead of a small tributary of the South Fork of the Snake River that fateful evening some 20 years ago. It was almost dark and the mosquitoes were on me the second I took off my waders. The sun had set under the Big Hole Mountains, and everything …

Mariah Shiele reacts to a fish she caught during last year’s Mayfly Project outing at Whites Fish Farm. LOGAN – There is a local organization called the Mayfly Project that specializes in helping foster children have an outdoor experience learning to fly fishing in local waters. Last year’s Mayfly Project ended with a successful release …

If you don’t count any of the newly added sticks in my vintage cane collection, it’s been a while since I bought a new cane for myself that sparked an honest Wow. The Orvis Helios 3D was the last rod I reviewed that got me thinking, I need it for myself, in a few different …

The last few times I was on the South Platte River in Deckers, I intentionally left my favorite one-handed fly rod at home. It is the perfect cane for the midges outbreaks that sometimes occur on sunny winter afternoons. The rod I carried in its place was borrowed from a 13ft 3 inch long two …

Consumer Walk reviews the best fishing deals for Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday 2019. Save on fishing reels, lines, lures, rods, waders, fish finders and more Looking for the best fishing gear deals for Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday 2019? The money-saving experts at Consumer Walk have identified the best fish finders, fish finders, fly …

July 17, 2019 | By Nicole Qualtieri Support us! GearJunkie can earn a small commission on affiliate links in this article. Learn more. St. Croix nearly swept away this year’s ICAST rod category with three wins, and the technology just keeps getting better. Read on for the best rods and reels from iCast 2019. I …

Reyr Gear considered traveling with a fly rod and realized how complicated it can be. Four pieces, down to the shank, a reed, the line through the eyelets – there are a lot of components to handle. So they designed a rod with the line routed through the center, allowing it to telescope along its …

With anglers looking for 2020 outings on the latest and greatest in gear companies, Sage Fly Fish is launching three new rod families into the ring. Available in August 2019, Sage builds three different aspects of angling to give consumers more options for net fishing. Covering everything from your light and airy dry fly rod …

Like many bass anglers, John Deshautors has an abundance of specialized equipment. Rods with a tough backbone to a broomstick and multi-speed reels that are engineering marvels. Tools to drop a jig in a teacup-sized spot and muscle to tackle a heavy, hard largemouth or smallmouth bass from a thick blanket. Then, a few years …

The 9’5wt Orvis Clearwater deserves a commendable article, but if nothing else this rod proves a startling truth: Orvis is, for the time being, ahead of the pack in the arms race which manufactures fly fishing equipment. From top to bottom, Orvis’s offerings surpass or equal even the fiercest competition, and the Orvis Clearwater update …

March 1, 2019 | By Kirk Warner Above photo credit: Bryson Malone Collectibles are not something you typically use and abuse. But what if this article was specially designed for you appreciate? Like literally built for you, and only you. The decision becomes less obvious. In this episode of Time Tested, GearJunkie editor-in-chief Kirk Warner …

November 29, 2018 | By Chloé Nostrant Epic makes premium fly fishing rods for anglers as picky as a stubborn rainbow trout. We put her weight 5 to the test in this review. As with other equipment, you can often tell the quality of fly fishing gear when you hold it in your hand for …

If there really is a fly rod for every situation – and, by God there is better, or I’ve been lying between my teeth ever since I got married (then divorced) there all these years – there is a place in your quiver for a flexible glass rod that is both intuitive and a little …

About a month ago, I finally got my hands on a 9’4wt review model from the PURE. Winston presents this rod as a lightweight in-line presentation stick for the wary trout – in the same way the company’s much-vaunted IM6 and WT series have been described. The PURE is not a “modern” version of those …

In the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, from mid-October to early December, Atlantic landlocked salmon ascend countless tributaries to spawn, often arriving in waves when water levels rise. and come down with the autumn rains. I’ve been fly fishing for them since I almost ran out of diapers. Over the years, I have …

The Douglas Outdoors line of DXF rods are potentially lost in the revamp among many new mid-priced offerings from well-known fishing rod manufacturers. Based in upstate New York near the Salmon River on the east coast, Douglas Outdoors is a small rod company that makes some of the best rods I have fished for most …

Simply put, the most effective coastal saltwater fly fishing available in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia is the Red Drum. And with the fall tides being pushed by giant storms like Hurricane Florence, now is the time to loosen up a long fly rod and attack them locally. Great fishing can be found almost anywhere …

When it comes to custom crafting fishing rods, Barry Weaver employs a lot of skills. Weaver is alternately a carpenter, engineer, turner, technician and assembler. And when it comes to the decorative aspect of creating a custom fishing rod, it’s a bit of a tailor, carefully adding bronze, blue, green, orange, or red colored thread …

In a world where die-hard anglers must have a fly rod for almost every possible fishing scenario (“No, honey, a rod isn’t everything”), rodmakers are happy to oblige. Need a quick stick for the apartments? No problem. A slow rod for throwing tiny flies at picky trout? Check out this sweet little glass baby that …

Earlier this week, RL Winston announced two new rod models ahead of this year’s International Fly Tackle Dealers (IFTD) show in Orlando, Florida. New offerings from Winston include its new PURE “light line” series and a saltwater-focused version of its popular AIR rods, which debuted at IFTD in 2016. The Winston PURE Rod is a …

June 28, 2018 | By Sean McCoy Support us! GearJunkie can earn a small commission on affiliate links in this article. Learn more. It has no eyelets and telescopes from a small handle. The REYR Gear First Cast is a western style fly fishing rig like we’ve never seen before. When it comes to fly …

I’ve never been a purist and will do just about anything to get a fish to eat, but there is definitely something special about dry fly fishing. When the conditions are good on a river like the Delaware, I would rather go for hours without throwing, waiting for a climb, than hammering the bottom where …

Once again, Suntree’s Jerry Davis catches a prized pompano in the Indian River with his fly rod. Over the past three weeks he has averaged four to five per trip along a 4 1/2 mile section of the west side of the river between Turkey Creek in Palm Bay and the south end of Rocky …

The first time I fished a real euro fishing rod it was one of those “ah-ha” moments, like the first time you went from cotton socks to wool socks, or how you felt after a few hours of owning a smartphone after years of total refusal. What did I miss? After months of trying to …

One of the new features introduced in Far cry 5 is the capacity of go fishing. You can unlock fishing at the start of the game, but the nuances of the best way to catch fish, get new fishing rods and lures, and find the best fishing spots are not obvious. Instead, fish in Far …

Benjamin Woodard / Courtesy In a state known for its natural wonders, there is no shortage of great places to enjoy the outdoors in Arkansas. There are acres upon acres of forests and parks to explore. There are hiking and biking trails, places for camping, rock climbing, boating, and bird watching. The forests are teeming …

Don Childress is lucky that he hasn’t had a yard sale in the past decades to get rid of unused fly fishing gear. The Sandpoint fisherman says an old flexible fiberglass rod was the ticket to landing the trout of a lifetime in central Washington out of Rocky Ford Creek this month. Childress grabbed and …

Utah-based Blue Halo is trying to innovate for the future of fly rods. (Cortney Boice) Photo credit: Cortney Boice The 2004 film “Napoleon Dynamite” featured a scene with a drawing of a hybrid beast that the main character called a “Liger,” a cross between a lion and a tiger. Utah-based Courtney Boice of Blue Halo …

Utah-based Blue Halo is trying to innovate for the future of fly rods. (Cortney Boice) Photo credit: Cortney Boice The 2004 film “Napoleon Dynamite” featured a scene with a drawing of a hybrid beast that the main character called a “Liger,” a cross between a lion and a tiger. Utah-based Blue Halo’s Courtney Boice has …

They call muskellunge a 1,000 cast fish. Well, Overland Park, Kansas fly fisherman Brad Kellerman beat those odds last week. On his 150th throw at Fellows Lake, north of Springfield, Kellerman snagged a monster muskellunge and successfully landed it before snapping a few shots and letting it go. It wasn’t big enough to surpass Missouri’s …

Anglers can compete on any type of water with any type of rod in the Biggest Fish virtual competition.Anthony Thornton | Daily archive photo As you develop as a fisherman, you will begin to feel the urge to buy new rods specific to different situations or techniques. Rod companies have created a rod for every …

New angling, conventional and fly fishing rods for saltwater anglers were showcased at the ICAST 2017 international show in Orlando. (Keep in mind that not all fishing companies introduce new saltwater fishing rods every year.) Below are nine different options from the top fishing rod manufacturers. Some are already available; others will be available later …

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – Tom Morgan, a former owner of the RL Winston Rod Company whose quest to build flawless fly fishing rods continued long after being crippled by multiple sclerosis, has passed away. He was 76 years old. Morgan died of pneumonia on Monday at a hospital not far from his home, said Matt …

By MATT VOLZ, Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) – Tom Morgan, a former owner of the RL Winston Rod Company whose quest to build flawless fly fishing rods continued long after being crippled by multiple sclerosis, has passed away. He was 76 years old. Morgan died of pneumonia on Monday at a hospital not far …

David McCumber TWIN BRIDGES – A fire at Twin Bridges early Sunday destroyed an RL Winston Rod Co. building containing bamboo fly fishing rods and cut off power to some homes for several hours. Madison County Sheriff Roger Thompson said the fire burned a utility pole near the building at 105 E Third Ave., and …

Speaking of their own rods, Stickman claims there are “no game changers here.” Are the people of Stickman intentionally modest? Or are they just bad traders? Maybe neither, as Stickman claims “like[s] the game as it is ”, and wants to build only the best performing (and prettiest) rods possible using the best materials and …

Southern Trout Magazine will induct West Virginian Curtis Fleming into its “Legends of the Fly” Hall of Fame. Fleming hosts the Outdoor Channel’s “Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming” and was recently named Cabela’s Fly Fishing Ambassador. He lives in Bridgeport. “Curtis Fleming is a wonderful ambassador for tourism in West Virginia,” Governor Jim Justice …

I have known Mystic fly rods for quite some time now, several years. Designer and entrepreneur Dennis Klein and his wife, Victoria, who owns the company, make quality fishing gear in the company’s small Michigan store. If you haven’t heard of Mystic, you must. First, Mystic rods have been made in the USA in Portland, …

To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect when my local Hardy rep lent me Hardy’s new glass-graphite hybrid. I threw my fair share of Hardy rods – the Zenith was amazing – but I generally found them a bit too quick to serve as a fishing rod for the type of small Rocky …

I first fished a Redington fly rod about a dozen years ago – they were a premium partner with Trout Unlimited (and still are, through their parent company, Farbank), and I was able to buy a rod and reel combo prize before my very first trip to Prince of Wales Island, Southeast Alaska. I bought …

Many anglers were surprised when Winston announced this Super 10. Winston, making rods dedicated to the nymph? Winston makes dry fly rods, don’t they? In truth, more and more in recent years, Winston has produced high performance rods that have nothing to do with dry fly fishing. The Boron III Jungle Series and Boron III …

If you take a lesson from a golf pro, your grip is the first thing he’ll look at. Grip might not be that important when it comes to casting a fly rod, but for many of us, the way we hold the rod is almost an afterthought – and it is. is a mistake. I …

As someone who has written more fly rod reviews than they can remember, I have one clear piece of advice to offer: never buy a fly rod based on everything you read. Reviews should pique your interest, perhaps guide your decision a bit, but they should never rule out an option outright. If you notice …

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden once said, “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it again?” Greenfield, MA fly rod makers Thomas & Thomas seem to have taken this sentiment to heart. Founded in 1969 by Tom Dorsey and Tom Maxwell, the brand remains dedicated …

We write a lot about fly rods. We write about those we love, those we somehow love and sometimes those we don’t like at all. We discuss their action, speed of retrieval, accuracy, and more, all with the goal of helping anglers determine which rod is right for them. The driving force behind this practice …

Chip O’Brien’s dad hadn’t been around long enough to leave his son a legacy, just a fishing rod that sparked a passion that lasted a lifetime. “My natural father died when I was only 2 years old, and he was a fly fisherman,” the Catholic High School teacher Regis said. “I was too young to …

Ask anyone involved in the fly fishing business what price range of fly rods sell the most and they’ll tell you the same thing: mid-range. And mid-range, these days, means rods in the $300-$500 price range. Some of the biggest brands in the industry are just starting to realize this and have started to focus …

This is one of the eternal mysteries of fly fishing and it is perhaps the most debated. Are “premium” fly rods worth the price? Is an $800 stick fish better than a $100 fish? Does dropping the big bucks ensure longer, more accurate casts, better fish-fighting ability, or more angling mojo? Do you have to …

Choosing the perfect fly rod can be harder than you think. Ask any fly fisherman in the Smoky Mountains what the best fly rod is, and it’s unclear how many different answers you’ll get. There are several factors you need to consider when choosing a fly rod, not to mention trying to figure out what …

With much of the country still well in the midst of what is starting to look like an interminable winter, cabin fever has sent many of us down the creek on days that would typically keep us indoors in warmth and comfort. of the House. Fishing on those freezing days can be frustrating at times. …

Johnson splits a bamboo stalk with a knife inside a woodworking shop in Laramie, Wyo., June 21. Johnson made 25 bamboo fly fishing rods in his lifetime. Andy Carpenean / Laramie Boomerang By EVE NEWMAN Laramie Boomerang LARAMIE, Wyo. – Jerry Johnson remembers the day he got hooked on fly fishing 44 years ago. A …

Peter Chen/The Postal StandardDave LeClair of Elbridge makes and restores bamboo fly fishing rods. He estimates that it takes him about 50 hours to make one and he sells them for up to $1,400. However, he says it is not beyond the skill of a beginner to make a good, relatively inexpensive rod out of …