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chris.clemes

Member since December 16, 2012

About chris.clemes

There are many reasons why bamboo fly rods are considered the pinnacle of the rod makers craft. Most strikingly it is their natural beauty, the honey colour of the blank, their fine thread wrappings and their beautiful components. Then once held it becomes apparent in their weight, smooth casting action and even their smell which gives them a substance and character which can only serve to enhance your overall fly fishing experience. However there is also the knowledge that each of our custom bamboo fishing rods is split, planed, straightened and finished by hand, that our English rod makers have spent years learning the skills required, and then spent weeks building the fly rod in your hand.

Our 3rd generation bamboo rod builders take great pride in maintaining the traditions of their craft. Each rod is hand planed, split and straightened and built using only the finest hand selected Tonkin cane and components available. With our Symphony range of rods we offer a wide selection of variety of custom options throughout to ensure that each order meets your exact requirements.

chris.clemes (aka Chris Clemes )

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The Cast Newsletter July 2013

The Cast Newsletter July 2013

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of The Cast. The Cast is our regular newsletter covering all the traditional aspects of fly fishing as well as various fishing adventures contributed by our readers (fishing artisans).

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Leather Fly Rod Tube

Leather Fly Rod Tube

Choosing fishing accessories can be a daunting task, but one thing is for certain you can't just rush off to a mountain stream to go fly fishing without the proper tools. One of the most important things to bring with you on any fishing trip is a rod tube ...

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Harmony bamboo fly rods by Chris Clemes

Harmony bamboo fly rods by Chris Clemes

A range of classic 2 piece one 1 tip bamboo fly rods. Each is hand split, planed and straightened at our workshops in England and come with a lifetime warranty on workmanship. Contact us to see which rods are available at the workshops now.

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Introducing your child to fly fishing

Introducing your child to fly fishing

Fly fishing is an art, and learning to fly fish and the skills needed to be successful make it a rewarding pursuit for both young and old. To many people, the point of fishing is simply to catch fish. However, fly fishermen derive their pleasure from following in the tradition ...

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History in the making

History in the making

The 2013 fly fishing season is soon upon us and the Chris Clemes rodsmiths have been hard at work preparing a limited number of our most popular and celebrated bamboo rod blanks. See this weeks issue for more information on our custom build service as well as a full list ...

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A Fly Fishing Kit for the Gentleman

A Fly Fishing Kit for the Gentleman

The Chris Clemes Gentlemans kit is the ultimate flyfishermans kit. With the current resurgence of bamboo fly rods it has become clear that they are not as slow, heavy and brittle as we have been accustomed to being told. As a natural material they cannot be matched in the traditional ...

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The Cast Newsletter Issue No1 2012

The Cast Newsletter Issue No1 2012

The latest edition of The Cast is now live. In this issue we look at the appeal of bamboo fly rods, fishing the beautiful San Martin De Los Andes region of Northern Patagonia as well as other news and events

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