Bamboo Fly Rods

Donahe Split Cane Rods offers a number of choices when it comes to bamboo rods. Larry’s bamboo fly rods come from proven tapers from classic makers such as Leonard, Everett Garrison or Paul Young or modern makers such as Daryll Whitehead or Tom Whittle.

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Build a Bamboo Rod

If you have ever dreamed of fishing a bamboo rod that you made with your own hands, Larry offers rod building classes to help you check that off your bucket list. At the end of a two part class you will walk away with a 2 piece, 2 tip bamboo rod ready to take to your favorite river to fish.

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Donahe Fly Fishing NetsLarry Donahe has a proven reputation for exceptional quality for craftsmanship  in the fly fishing community and the world of bamboo. In early 2015, Larry added custom handcrafted landing nets to his line of craftsmanship. Constructed with the finest woods…

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Featured in The “Master’s of Their Crafts” series by the Star Tribune

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Donahe Split Cane Rods

Larry P. Donahe owner and maker of Donahe Split Cane Rods, is dedicated to building the finest handcrafted bamboo fly rods, using only the highest quality materials and components.

Larry's love for wood working merged with fly fishing in 2007 to offer Donahe Split Cane Rods. After spending time with Daryll Whitehead and Chet Croco, Larry developed his own style and philosophy that resulted in bamboo rods that have power, grace, and elegance.

Donahe Split Cane Rod tapers are based on both classic makers such as Leonard, Everett Garrison and Paul Young and modern makers such as Daryll Whitehead and Tom Whittle. Larry’s bamboo rods are 6 strip (Hexagon) rods that range from slow to fast action, using only the highest quality “A” Grade Tonkin Cane (Arundinaria amabilis) and the finest components. His Signature Rods are 2 or 3 piece rods with 2 tips and in the 3-7 weight line range. Larry also offers Signature Grade Blanks in a number of lengths and line sizes. Please take time to look through the web site to see all the choices available.

These are bamboo fly rods that you will enjoy fishing, and be proud to own and pass down to future generations.

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