“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“
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Living the Bamboo New Age: the italian job (text by Massimo Tirocchi) INTRODUCTION In this brief article I would like to share some thoughts regarding how the Italian casting approach can bring influence on the design of “modern” action bamboo rods. I’ll clarify better what “modern” means to me in the following parts of the…
Living the Bamboo New Age: the italian job – Part 2 text by Massimo Tirocchi Introduction This brief article aims to go a little more deeply into some aspects that have been described in the previous article published in the October Issue of the Power Fibers magazine with the title Living the Bamboo New Age:…
Since from my beginning i felt the need to develop bamboo rods able to join high performances but at the same time able also to show the natural bamboo verve. So the idea was not to bring inside bamboo rods the graphyte character, but rather give to my bamboo rod its own personality, first of…
There are no doubts that Bamboo Ferrules are one of the most important innovation that in last 20 years has envolved the bamboo rodmaking world. So for sure a great thanks must be given to their two fathers: Bjarne Fries and Marcelo Calviello. With their work they opened the minds of a lot of rodmakers.…
It is very difficult to separate talking about silk lines from tradition, but it is important to realise that the advantages of silk fly lines carry through to rods made from more modern materials, such as fibre glass and carbon as well as bamboo. The first fully dressed fly lines were produced in the 1880’s…
In this brief article, i would like to make some consideration about the way, fishermen normally look at the action of their fishing rod. By the way…welcome back..it took quite long since my last post in the Blog…but that’s another story. So focused on the starting point..the action of the fly fishing rod… I don’t…
SUPPORTNO 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
Impressions from the Lab
A Phoenix Silk Line is a precision built fly line made of the finest quality pure Chinese silk with tapers built-in by braiding.
A Phoenix Silk Line is:
Crafted with painstaking care.
Fully finished and ready to use.
Unaffected by extreme variations in temperature.
Quicker and smoother lifting from the water.
It will not stretch or crack.
Will have less wind resistance.
It gives the correct weight for a smaller diameter.
You will have improved casting power in both distance and accuracy, the most delicate presentations of the smallest flies, and pleasure for years and years.
Three options in one line
Greased, the line floats high on the surface film.
Un-greased it acts as a ‘slow sinker’.
De-grease the tip and there is a ‘sink-tip’ of variable proportions.
A Phoenix Line will last three times as long as a synthetic line.