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After spending 20 years on the water and in the shop, living everywhere from Florida to Oregon, I decided to combine my two passions and start Aaron Bamboo Rods.

I remember the day I bought my first fly rod. I never wanted to put it down. It was a fiberglass 5 wt, but I managed to figure out ways to use that rod for everything from trout to catfish to grouper. My goal as a rod maker is to make the fishing rod that you never want to put down. A rod that you enjoy casting as much as you enjoy fishing. A rod as special as your first rod.

Fishing for me is a special time - and I imagine it is for you as well. The biggest reward I receive in this whole endeavor is to think that of all the rods someone could choose to fish with - they chose an Aaron Bamboo Rod. I know that won't happen unless I make a rod that excels in every aspect of fishing as well as in its aesthetics. It is that goal that often causes me to make a u-turn on the way to the river and head back to the shop. The never ending journey towards the perfect rod is as intoxicating and addictive as fishing is for me.

This is why I am a rod maker

"At the heart of a bamboo rod lies the soul and spirit of the rodmaker."