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Good Read: Our Rivers Will Carry Us

"Lately, we haven’t bothered fishing much. We just let the river take us away, soak in the warm rays of the sun, throw the stick for Gus, and look for agates and petrified wood on the gravel bars."

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Headwaters Bamboo Now Paying Carbon Offsets

We are now paying carbon offsets for the emissions from shipping our products. We have partnered with Pachama, a company dedicated to reforestation. You can read more about this program and the partnership here: https://headwatersbamboo.com/pages/carbon-offsets-for-headwaters-bamboo-shipping

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Get Hipster Waders For FREE?!

Get The Hipsters FREE! We are offering a free pair of our new Hipster hip waders with every full price bamboo fly rod purchase. During the Pre-Order phase (while this Hipsters are in production in our factory) these are selling for $100. When we are out of production and they are in stock in our warehouse, these waders will go up to $139 retail price. Act now and get these waders FREE! Buy a bamboo rod, get the Hipsters FREE! Use Coupon Code FREEHIPSTERS at checkout. May not be used with other coupons.

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Backpacking The Wind River Range

Next week some of the folks here at Headwaters Bamboo will be backpacking in the Wind River Range in Wyoming. We won't hit this specific area, Squaretop Mountain and the Green River, but we are looking forward to getting into the Cirque of the Towers. That said, I don't think there is another more idyllic scene than this one. Breathtaking! Incredibly spectacular country. Hope you have a chance to get out and wet a line in some amazingly beautiful surroundings.

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On the Workbench: Bamboo Wading Staff

We are currently working on a bamboo wading staff. It is not split-bamboo but is instead made from a complete bamboo culm. And rather than Tonkin bamboo, we are making these of Calcutta bamboo from India. You'll have to choice of a rubber-like elastomer cork or black grip. The leash is 22" long of 3/16" shock cord and can be attached to your person with a small aluminum carabiner. The tip has a stainless steel insert or you can use the included rubber tip. They'll come in two lengths, 48" and 54".  We should have these available in the next few weeks. Let us know what you think! 

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