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    Life in the slow lane.

    Fly fishing. The quiet sport. You do it for the experience. To relax and get away from it all: the boss, the meetings, the reports–whatever. To stand in a river and wave a stick, surrounded by rushing water. Fighting incredible fish (or not!). In the most beautiful places in the world. And what better icon of the quiet sport than bamboo fly rods.

    With classic styling, extensive workmanship, and totally unique flex action. Immerse yourself in the mystique of fishing a fine-crafted bamboo fly rod. Take a look at Headwaters bamboo. The exceptional quality Headwaters bamboo rods are designed to be accessible to all fly anglers. And all our rods have a lifetime warranty and 30-day satisfaction guarantee

    Get on the water today with a Headwaters bamboo fly rod. Experience fly fishing nirvana in the slow lane.


    Bamboo . . . An unparalleled angling experience.


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    Flex. Momentum. Power.

    You better believe it. Bamboo has remarkable flex action. Make your casts effortless and buttery smooth. [Learn more]


    Elegance. Beauty.

    Bamboo will take your breath away—the craftsmanship is exquisite. Delight in its workmanship and grace. [Learn more]


    Bamboo. It’s green.

    Really green. Bamboo is natural, rapidly renewable, yielding a superb handcrafted angling tool. [Learn more]

    Headwaters Is All About Accessible Bamboo Fly Rods

    Headwaters bamboo fly rods are just a slightly darkened bamboo and rubbed out for an elegant matte finish. The reelseat has elegant burled wood insert and double locking nuts to keep your reel secure. The cork grip is a reversed half wells. The guides are wrapped red with a black tip. And the stripping guide is dressed out in classic agate.


    The St. Joe Class Fly Reel

    The St. Joe classic fly reels are a machined click-and-pawl action fly reel to complement your Headwaters bamboo fly rods. You can learn more here.

    EB Series Weight Forward Fly Line

    One of the most asked questions we get is “what fly line should I use with my Headwaters bamboo fly rods?” In response, we designed the Headwaters EB (Extended Belly) Series fly lines. You can learn more here.

    EB Fly Line

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      Sandpoint, ID 83864

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