I know what you’re thinking
—Bamboo Fly Rod—Giveaway–I’M IN—
But before you jump to the comment section, you should know.
There is a catch.
An awesome catch.
A very cool catch, but why don’t you watch this video I made first and then we’ll talk turkey…
Fall River Flyrods has been busy busy making an extremely special custom Bamboo fly rod for the Outdoor Blogger Network.
About Fall River Flyrods:
Fall River Flyrods is now in our third full-time year building premier custom bamboo and graphite fly rods, without the premium pricing often seen with fly rods of this caliber. We pride ourselves on this fact as it’s our belief that everyone should be afforded the right to fly fish, not just a chosen few.
We also stand behind the craftsmanship of everything we make; should there be an issue relating to workmanship or material defects, we will fix, replace the offending item at no cost other than the return shipping.
Fall River Flyrods believes in giving back to the fly fishing community and is a member of the Henry’s Fork Foundation and Federation of Fly Fisherman; last year we began what we hope will be a long-standing tradition of building and donating one-of-a-kind bamboo fly rods to the Henry’s Fork Foundation for their annual Henry’s Fork Day fundraiser.
In regards to our bamboo fly rods:
Each bamboo fly rod begins as a top quality bamboo culm which we receive from our supplier who hand picks each piece on site in China. It is then inspected, split, tempered and planed to tolerances of .001″ before being glued into a bamboo fly rod blank.
Each bamboo fly rod is appointed with a natural agate stripping guide set in nickel silver, polished and hand fitted nickel silver ferrules and a nickel silver winding check and reel seat which holds a distinctive wood burl or inlaid wood spacer.
All threads used are the finest Japanese silk, hand wrapped with tedious attention to detail.
Cork handles are turned here in the shop from the finest Portuguese flor grade cork we can get in any profile you like including cigar, western, full-wells, or half-wells. These cork handles are left natural and any pits are not filled with wood glue and cork dust so as to look more authentic.
Each bamboo fly rod comes with hand turned ferrule plugs, a cloth bag and is fitted in a Presentation Grade hardwood hexagonal rod case custom built for the bamboo fly rod to insure your investment will be around for future generations. Custom monograms, engraving, inlays and thread work is available.
Please visit the Fall River Flyrods website for more information and to check their event schedule. They go to a lot of Fly Fishing expos and you should stop by and say hello to them…and get one of their rods in your hands. I have and they are truly works of Fly Fishing Art.
About the Giveaway: Stage 1
This post marks stage one of this giveaway because this Bamboo Fly Rod is going on a journey to 15 Fly Fishers homes before it settles into the hands of 1 forever…
A Bamboo fly rod like the one made for us is like the holy grail of fly rods. The truth is, most of us have never fly fished with a bamboo rod and only dream of adding one to our fly rod collection.
The Custom Bamboo Fly Rod is a: 2 piece, 2 tip, 8 foot, 5 weight
Today we are collecting comments from Fly Fisherman that would be interested in hosting this Fly Rod in their home for a week or so, fly fishing with it, writing a post or two about your experience…and then send it along to the next fly fisherman.
A Fly Rod package that is kind of like a flat board Stanley that travels the country
Except this is traveling set up is not cardboard, it’s worth over $1600 dollars…..
Montana Fly Company has sent us a beautiful Madison II Reel – River Rock 5/6 Weight that will go along for the fun.
Be sure to check out the MFC website for all the River Camo reels that are a new level of gorgeous and quality.
Be sure to check out RIO’s Three New Lines in their Trout LD Dt series here and start your fly fishing season off right.
Ok, you’ll need to use your own flies…..but otherwise, you’re all set!!
THE FINE PRINT: Starting in March, we will send the entire set up to the first Fly Fisherman. After they have fly fished with it (roughly a week, max 2 weeks) they will be responsible for sending it on to the next Fly Fisherman….and so forth until everyone has had their time.
This means in order to participate in this unique opportunity, you need to understand and agree that there will be a shipping charge involved on your side. Based on estimates, the cost will range from $15 dollars–20ish dollars for each participant.
You will be financially responsible for sending the Fly Rod on to the next fly fisherman.
You must put shipping insurance of $1600 dollars on the package.
I will do my best to map out the Fly Rods journey so that shipping distances are the shortest/cheapest possible. But hopefully those who want to be part of this opportunity will see a 15/20 dollar shipping charge as a small price to pay to be part of something pretty special AND of course, with the 1 in 15 chance to win the whole set up in the end.
Will happen this Fall. Once everyone has had a chance to experience the Bamboo fun, 1 of the 15 participants will be chosen as the Grand Prize Winner. They get to keep the Fall River Bamboo fly rod along with the MFC reel and RIO line that has built up what I would call a sentimental history. A traceable history…
Conclusion: We will be actively following along the progress and journey of this set up and spotlighting the entries wrote about each persons experience here on the OBN.
I’m also including a small Moleskin journal along with the package that will travel with the rod. It is my hope that all 15 fly fisherman write a personal note in it and in the end the winner of this giveaway will not only own a Bamboo fly rod. They’ll have a fly rod with some written history behind it.
Time to Comment: If you are interested in being part of this traveling giveaway, leave a comment below. You have until noon, March 7th to get your comment in for a chance at this first round.
Next week we will randomly pick 15 Fly Fisherman from the comments below that this package will travel to and announce them here on the OBN.
If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below!
Promotion only available to those who live in the U.S.A.
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