SweetRock RodSmiths


The Bait Caster

September 16, 2010

The Bamboo Bait Caster is for those who like Bass fishing. There are two styles that come in 6' length. The light weight is for the small mouth and other light weight fish. The heavy weight is, well for the heavy weight fish "use your imagination". This one is Handcrafted from solid Honduras Mahogany with a fitted hand triger grip. Inlaid with 14 kt.gold and Mother of Pearl.


About SweetRock RodSmiths:

MasterWoodSmith-Bruce Smith


Since 1962, learning from the elders and self-education

Became Grandmaster Woodsmith July 16, 1994 at age 45

As a fisherman and fly tier, the facination of bamboo rods became an affliction! Countless years of investing every spare $$$ from my humble viewpoint, building up tools, equiptment and hand making the tools of the trade, and learning the trade. The dream from the Origins of Angling Traditions, the honor of creating Handcrafted Splitcane-Bamboo Fishing Rods came true!

Why Bamboo?

Elegance and Artistry


Tonkin Split-Cane Bamboo or "Arundinaria amabilis"-"The Lovely Reed". Handcrafted by Rodsmiths, each Clum goes through preparational phases of spliting, roughing, heat treating, tapering, laminating, sanding, varnish, installing hardware and the final inspuction.

demoBamboo fly rods, going back to the 1920's in China, are reawakening within the fly fishing community for obvious reasons. The distinction and tradition of Heirloom quality craftsmanship is for a lifetime and passes to the next generation!

Grips, Blanks, Tubes, Hardware, Display Cases, etc.

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product image 24 KY GOLD Furreles

Price: $120.00

The 24 KY GOLD Furreles are a heavy-deposition electro-plating, done in SweetRock RodSmiths Shop. A special one of a kind, Gold Furreles with a matching Gold Reel Seat are for those that want the best and most unique. Very rare in rod building. I've never seen any others than these that I build!

product image Ruthenium Furreles

Price: $145.00

The Ruthenium Furreles are a heavy electro-plating, done in SweetRock RodSmiths Shop. It is much more durable and lasting than the Bluing processes most rod makers use. Layered on top of 24k gold, Ruthenium is the highest in tarnish-resistant finishes. In the Main Menu/Photos/Furreles see more up-close pictures.

product image Solid Oak Wood, six sided tube

Price: $245.00

Custom made to order for the length of your rod.



product image Wall Display

Price: $535.00

This Display Case can be attached on the wall or sit on a cabinet top. A very attractive way to display your custom rod! I will include one of these FREE with any purchase over $4,000.00

product image Douglas Fir Cork Grip

Price: $39.50

This Grip is made from a Douglas Fir Tree, like the Cork Bark of the Oak Tree. They were made in early days before there was access to cork. Gives a unique look to a rod. Check out the photo album (Grips) for more grip types and styles. Contact me for pricing and more information on other grips.

product image Douglas Fir and Wood Grip

Price: $89.50

I designed this grip for the Premium Rod. Made with Dogulas Fir Bark and Red Juniper Burl. They are also made with other Burl woods like Maple Burl, Brown Juniper Burl, Brizialian Rose Wood Burl and other exotic woods.

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