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Root River Rod Co Originals

Custom Built Bamboo Fly Rods

Steve Sobieniak has been building and repairing bamboo rods for over 12 years. He is currently taking orders for custom rods. Each rod takes between 60 and 80 hours with custom orders starting at $1,200. 

Three tapers developed here at the shop are.


733 - a 7'3'' medium fast for a 3 wt line 

844 - 8'4'' medium  action for a  4 wt line

805 - 8'- 5wt fast for bamboo standards.


Talk with Steve for more details or designing a taper that works for you.

Root River Rod Co Custom Fly Fishing Rod

RRRCo 8'2/2 5 wt "Pallisades"

This taper I fished for a week straight on larger western rivers and it never let me down. This fly fishing rod features flamed finish with blued hardware and light olive silk wraps. The cap and ring reel seat is over a box elder burl filler that came from a large piece of driftwood found at the "Pallisades" Madison River. Rod weighs 4.1 oz. It is a hollow built progressive taper with fast action. 

Made by Steve Sobieniak of Root River Rod Co, 

$1,250

R1809

Custom bamboo fly fishing rod
"Palisades" 8' 2/2 5wt Fast action
 Root River Rod Co Lanesboro
Custom bamboo fly fishing rod "Palisades" 8' 2/2 5wt Fast action Root River Rod Co Lanesboro