SPLIT CANE FLY RODS
HANDCRAFTED IN ITALY SINCE 2007

“Each Fly Rod is a unique piece, like an handmade suit taylored for you”

Performance and Soul

“MODERN ACTION FEATURES, MEET THE CLASSIC GRASS FEELING”

The actions of the tapers that I have developed along these years, are highly responsive (high natural frequency/fast action/Middle Fast Action) and  able to satisfied also the more sofisticated anglers. They have been thought as an answer for those fishermen who wants high performances rods, without loosing the real bamboo soul.

The introduction version comes usually with high quality components but without any customization. The components used are cork handle, downlocking reel seat (aluminum or nickel silver hardware with wood insert), nickel silver snake guides and a standard metal stripping guide. Double tip provided on demand.
The Customized version come on the  specifics required by the client like for istance, handmade wooden handle (or birch bark or cork with wood/birch bark inserts) handmade reel seat (selection of different woods) with silversmith slide bands, Agatha stripping guide and snake guides Bamboo ferrules are also provided. Read more

“BUILD YOUR OWN SPLIT CANE FLY RODS WITH TOP QUALITY BLANKS”

The basic taper selection will cover a lenghts range between 6′ and 9′, in 2 or 3 pieces with 2 tips (bamboo ferruled or nickel silver ferruled); the range of line weights will be from #2 to #5. I’ll make them on commission so any custom request will be gladly taken in consideration. The idea is to make bamboo blanks especially for professional rodmakers. In order to guarantee the best quality of the whole process work, every year will be released a small number of them. Read More

Build like a Professional

“Each bamboo culm is unique

100% HANDCRAFTED

The whole building process is performed used only manual tools.

The material is not processed with milling machines which putting it under stress and causing possible damage to the material.

Each bamboo culm is unique and it requires specific choices which a machine is not able to perform.

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BEST QUALITY NATURAL MATERIALS

Pure Italian leather for the Rod Cases and the River bags. The best cork coming from Pourtugal or the birch bark from nothern Europe for the handle; stabilized woods for the reel seat insert are only some of the options we can discuss about your customized Fly Rod.

FLY RODS LISTED FOR SALE

Feed Your Dry Fly Addiction

Most of the rods i build are due to orders on commission. Herafter are listed some flyrods for Sale. If you don’t see any of your interest and you would like to discuss a Custom Split cane built only for you, please send me an mail to info@t-rods.it

Thank you! 

Velocità 7’2″ #4 Two pieces with 2 mirrored tips. Natural blonde color. Darkened Nickel Silver Hardware with a nice Honey colored Agatha for the Stripping Guide. Birch bark for the Handle. Bamboo ferruled Trout Rod. It comes with cotton bag and aluminum case (Leather Case on request). The action of this taper is middle/fast. Feed your dry fly addiction. Price € 1.750,00
Fastness 6’8″ #3/#4 Two pieces with 2 tips. Tiger skin bamboo color. Bamboo ferruled Trout Rod with a nice Honey color Agata stone for the Stripping guide. It comes with cotton bag and aluminum case (Leather Case on request). The action of this taper is highly responsive (high natural frequency/fast action). Price € 1.650,00
America 6’10” #3/#4 Two pieces with 3 mirrored tips. Natural bamboo color. Nickel Silver Hardware with a nice Coffee Brown Agata stone for the Stripping guide. It comes with cotton bag and aluminum case (Leather Case on request). The action of this taper is highly responsive (high natural frequency/medium-fast action). SOLD
Fastness 6’0″ #3/#4 Two pieces with 2 tips. Natural bamboo color. Nickel Silver Hardware with a nice Brown Agata stone for the Stripping guide. It comes with cotton bag and aluminum case (Leather Case on request). The action of this taper is highly responsive (high natural frequency/fast action). A Brookies Spell Price € 1.050,00
Fastness 7’6″ #3-#4 Three pieces with 2 tips. Lightly flamed. Nickel Silver Hardware. A nice Green Marine Agatha for the Stripping Guide. It comes with cotton bag and aluminum case (Leather Case on request). The action of this taper is highly responsive (high natural frequency/fast action). Fantastic all-around Trout fly rod. SOLD
America 7’2″ #4 Two pieces with 2 mirrored tips. Natural blonde. Nickel Silver Hardware with a Classic Era recall of the SD Nickel Silver Ferrules . A nice Orange Agatha for the Stripping Guide. It comes with cotton bag and aluminum case (Leather Case on request). The action of this taper is middle fast. Feed your dry fly addiction. SOLD
Fastness 6’8″ #3/#4 Two pieces with 2 tips. Natural bamboo color. Nickel Silver Hardware with a nice Green Agata stone for the Stripping guide. It comes with cotton bag and aluminum case (Leather Case on request). The action of this taper is highly responsive (high natural frequency/fast action). SOLD
Fastness 7′ #3/#4 Two pieces with 3 tips. light brown color. Trout Rod with a nice Honey color Agata stone for the Stripping guide. It comes with cotton bag and aluminum case (Leather Case on request). The action of this taper is highly responsive (high natural frequency/fast action). SOLD

About my approach to taper design

SUPPORT NO PROFIT ASSOCIATION “KIDS ON THE FLY”

WE CARE ABOUT THE KIDS AND THE FUTURE OF THE SPORT

In 2022, with the help of some friends, we have founded the Association “Kids On The Fly – The Italian Chapter”.

KIDS ON THE FLY – The Italian Chapter is a non-profit Recreational Association. The Association’s activities are aimed at spreading, among the new generations, the Technique and Culture of Fly Fishing. We welcome children from 8 to 16 years of age to whom, in addition to the passion for fishing, we would like to convey respect for the environment as a whole and the importance of its protection and conservation.

To support this nice initiative Massimo Tirocchi Handcrafted Split Cane Rods, will allocate 10% of the sales coming from the fly rods to the Association Kids On The Fly – The Italian Chapter.

Great Outdoor Artists and good Friends

Bill Elliott (USA)
Trevor Hawkins (Australia)

MEDIA REVIEWS

GEO&GEO RAI 3 – PUNTATA APRILE 2019
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