Phillipson Pacemaker 8 foot 3-piece 5 weight Tip flex
We specialize in hand crafting bamboo fly rods using vintage tapers. These exquisite rods are precision reproductions of the finest bamboo rods ever made. Intended for regular use on the water, your Top Ten Taper rod will also become a treasured heirloom for generations to come.
Bamboo rods perform unlike any other rod available. They load, cast, and respond with a sweetness and finesse that cannot be achieved with graphite or fiberglass. Our rods offer perhaps the finest experience a fly fisher can have by replicating what are considered to be the top ten tapers ever conceived and crafted in the history of bamboo rod making.
Now you can own a new bamboo rod accurately recreated from the original vintage manufacturer's specifications. The rods these replicate are considered by anglers to be in the top ten of all bamboo rods ever manufactured. Originals of these rods in good condition currently sell for $3,500 to beyond $5,000. With Top Ten Tapers you can now fish your own custom made bamboo rod for the price of mid-level graphite rod.
Our workshop is located in northeast Ohio in the community of Twinsburg. We build, restore and repair rods for local fly fishers as well as for customers across the United States.
Currently these are the rods that we reproduce and would be honored to make for you. *Each rod comes with two tips, rod bag and rod tube.