Bamboo Restoration Services

Moose Creek Rods and Knives custom fly rod resotration services
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Almost any old bamboo rod can be restored to working order and returned to a condition that reflects its heritage. My shop has the ability to remove, refit or replace ferrules; strip and refinish; remove, reinstall, replace, relocate, or add, all guides (either new or vintage) with new silk (matching old silk as close as possible).

If desired, old rods can be brought up to current designs with new reel seats, grips, strippers, and stainless steel snakes and tiptops. A typical 3/1 nine foot rod can be stripped, re-varnished, and re-wrapped starting at $100.00. The picture shows a totally restored nine foot, six weight South Bend Model 359 that has been converted to a modern look.

I will be happy to quote your work based upon your detailed description or upon receiving close-up photos of your rod via email.


A note from Browning Fergus (Atlanta, Georgia) concerning a 1950’s era South Bend Bamboo rod that was restored by Moosecreek:

“Keith, just received fly rod. …In a word, PERFECT! A masterpiece. You are a very talented man. Thanks you so much for doing this…..Amazingly well done! It means so much to me because it came from a mentor and your expertise is so evident….”