How to Order
Please contact Bob Clay at Riverwatch Rods by email or phone: 250-842-6447 to talk about your requirements.
Single handed rods:
- 2 piece with extra tip $1400.
- 3 piece with extra tip $1600.
- 3 piece two tips splice $2150
- 3 piece two tips composite ferrules $2250
- 14' 3 piece two tips $2350
- 15' 4 piece two tips $2650
25% deposit required - non-refundable - Please be sure of your order before you place it.
If you wish to pay for your order using Paypal please add 4%.
Please Note: Hand crafted Riverwatch Rods are only available from Bob Clay.
Riverwatch rods have been sent to Great Britain, Germany , Italy and the United States.
Waiting time: Rods built in order of deposit. Waiting time varies. Approximately a little over one year. Please contact Riverwatch for details.
A Little Essay on Grumpy Old Rod Builders
I often wondered why some of the older rod builders I new were so grumpy. One only as to look at the picture of Pinky Gillum in Martin Keanes book to see a classic grumpy looking rod builder.. By building I found out why. Often things don’t go quite right. You almost get a rod finished and something unforeseen happens and you have to start over. My friend Marty says your mistakes make good kindling. A lot of hard work is burnt up after many hours of work. Glenn tells me in his zen-like way that failures are a opportunity to learn. So the rigors of rod building do not suit everybody’s personality.
Another small point in rod building is the matter of choice. Rod builders go to a lot of effort to make a rod that will cast and feel just right. He has the right to feel proud of his creation and marks it proudly in the distinctive way he finishes his rod. To ask a builder to make changes to his masterpiece can often put him over the edge after a long day of challenging work. For this reason, I have a few choices available but not a lot. If you are going to purchase a Riverwatch Bamboo rod it will have the look of one.