The Classic Bamboo Fly Rod

If you’ve longed for bamboo, Headwaters is your welcome home. Our classic bamboo rod tapers have a silky smooth action to delight anglers with a preference for fine crafted rods with a relaxed casting rhythm. Anglers worldwide have discovered the exhilaration of fishing Headwaters bamboo. Join them for an affordable rod of distinction and character.

Handmade Quality

Six hand-planed strips of genuine Tonkin cane form a rich texture of functional yet timeless craftsmanship. Quality hardware complements the natural elegance of bamboo. Our rods come in a khaki bag and aluminum tubes are available. We offer bamboo fly fishing rods outfitted with three grades of hardware (Favorite, Deluxe, and Peerless), bamboo rod blanks for the do-it-yourselfer, and classic fly reels.

An Intelligent Choice

Every fly angler ought to fish bamboo. Whether you’re hobbled by the prohibitive cost of custom rods or the heirloom sentiment of an antique, a reasonably priced Headwaters rod proves a fishable alternative. Our line of classic fly reels are machined in the tradition of early twentieth Vom Hofe originals.

Nix the Wait

Wait months or years for a new bamboo fly rod? Not at Headwaters. Whether purchased from a fine fly shop partner or ordered on-line, you’ll be fishing bamboo in no time. We have most models in stock and if not, we can usually ship in about 2 weeks. That’s got to be better than waiting two years!

No Risk Satisfaction Guarantee and a 2-Year Warranty

Take 30 days to wiggle it, cast it, and fish it. If you like it—keep it. Otherwise return for exchange or refund. But you’ll find with a Headwaters in hand, it’s hard to let go.

Headwaters rods are now guaranteed for two years. Please click here for more information.

About Headwaters Bamboo Rod Company

Headwaters was established in 2002 with a commitment to build accessible and fun-to-fish bamboo fly rods for the fly fishing community.


General questions, comments, opportunities, press inquiries, and concerns may be directed to David Rogers via phone, email, or mail.