Having worked continuously on a full-time basis building bamboo fly rods since 1956, I have handled or repaired most of the cane rods built during the last 100 years. I believe this experience has helped me evaluate the condition of used rods offered for sale on this site. When restoration or repair is needed I can professionally handle this as well. If I have worked on rods offered for sale, the work is described.

Trout Unlimited founder George Griffiths (left)  with Bob Summers floating Michigan's Au Sable River.

Trout Unlimited founder George Griffiths (left) 
with Bob Summers floating Michigan's Au Sable River.

I also specialize in repairing and restoring the rods of two famous makers: Paul H. Young and Lyle Dickerson. 

I spent 18 years with the Paul H. Young Co., starting in 1956 as an after-school job. I was also a close friend of Lyle Dickerson. I have an intimate understanding of the workmanship and style of these classic rods.

I am always looking for rods, reels and related fishing items. I will either purchase equipment outright or sell it on a consignment basis. Please contact me for details.
If you have any questions about the rods described on my web site, please give me a call. 231/946-7923.