Welcome to Fox Bamboo Fly Rods!
About the Rod Maker:
Jason Fox has been committed to producing the best, most refined, professional appearing and performing handcrafted bamboo fly rods for nearly 10 years. He has worked with many master bamboo craftsmen at Tom Morgan Rodsmiths, Sweetgrass Rods, and the R.L. Winston Rod Company. The result of these valuable experiences is a unique process that incorporates new and proven techniques. Making bamboo rods is more than a hobby for Jason; he has pursued this passion day and night for years in an effort to learn, understand, and ultimately befriend the material in an effort to deliver the ultimate bamboo experience, the Fox Rod!
My philosophy is on all the collective elements and techniques involved in making a rod, not just the taper, the hollow, or the weight, but rather on how all these pieces interact, respond, and glue together as a whole. When I make a fly rod, I have a vision of what I want it to become before ever touching a culm of cane.
The Traditional Series. A tribute and reflection of my fascination with the history of the craft, the masters of times past, in conjunction with my experience with todays most knowledgeable, skilled, and inventive bamboo minds. The Traditional Series trends towards a simple and elegant looking rod with a focus on performance and functionality. This rod is made to be fished with.
The series offers 6-sided (hexagonal) rods, in the most popular length and line weight combinations: 3, 4, and 5 weight rods that range from 7’ to 7’9".
Fly Fishing and Rod Building Classes:
Besides his experience building rods, you may also recognize Jason from his Rock Creek Fly Shop days, guided fishing trips on the river, or from the Thompson River Creel Survey. His extensive experience on Montana rivers makes Jason a knowledgeable fly fishermen that offers fly fishing classes and rod building classes out of his shop in Anaconda, Montana.
For information about ordering a Fox Bamboo Fly Rod, fly fishing class, or a rod building class, contact Jason directly.
A Special Thanks:
Whether it be material and tools, knowledge and insight, or their patience and time, the following individuals deserve acknowledgment for their mentorship and contributions to the cause. Making quality bamboo rods would not be possible without them! Thank you, Glenn, Tom, Gerri, Wayne, Jerry, Sam, Mike W., Mike M., and the many others who have helped make this happen.