I started fly fishing at a fairly young age with an old bamboo fly rod my dad had stored away in the basement of our house. He would only allow me to use his bamboo rod when we as a family were not fishing together.
Welcome to the bamboo rod section where you will find all the options of bamboo rods from Donahe Split Cane Rods. Donahe Split Cane Rods offers a number of choices when it comes to bamboo rods.
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.
Achieving excellence: A fly rod perfectionist
Featured in The "Master's of Their Crafts" series by the Star Tribune
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.
What our clients say
The rod looked beautiful in the pictures, of course, but the real thing EXCEEDED my expectations! It is absolutely beautiful and I love it. This is now my "go to" rod and, in my opinion, the most beautiful of the 3 bamboo rods I now own.
I received your Bamboo Rod yesterday… I love the action!!!!!! You know me I like a faster rod & this is it… The quality of your work is unsurpassed to anything I have seen…
These are bamboo fly rods that you will enjoy fishing, and be proud to own and pass down to future generations.