Crafted on the banks of the Kispiox River, one of the worlds premier steelhead streams, Riverwatch bamboo fly rods are designed and tested by fisherman for fisherman. Our rods are a continuation of the tradition of the great rod builders of yesteryear. We use some of their time tested methods and some of our new thoughts and procedures to build the finest fishing and casting rods we can. It’s an ongoing evolution, correcting through fishing to come up with the answers, we always hope to find “Excalibur"- the perfect rod.
Chances are the reason that you have found this web site is that you are interested in bamboo fly rods. There are lots of rods out there, so what makes a Riverwatch Rod something you'd like to own? It has to do mostly in the way it casts and feels. It also has to do do with the way it looks. A rod reflects the ideas of the builder. Is he a good fisherman? And maybe more importantly, is he a good caster and a good judge of how the rod performs? Can he tell by casting and experience how to adjust the taper and construction to achieve the results he desires? I have been lucky enough to meet a few of the great builders that could construct, cast and evaluate bamboo rods.
At Riverwatch, I try to build bamboo rods that are light, sensitive and responsive. I would like to think these rods build on the tradition of the rodbuilders of the past. And that with modern techniques, equipment and materials that we have now are forwarding the quest.
~ Bob Clay
Please Note: Riverwatch Rods are designed and hand crafted by Bob Clay and are only available through him.