Best Bamboo Fly Rod Making Classes


Have you always wanted to make your very own bamboo fly rod?  

We understand.  There is no reason to put aside your dream.  

So, give us a week and we'll give you a rewarding experience that will last a lifetime.

At Oyster Bamboo Fly Rods , we make sure you finish what you start...the crafting of an instant heirloom.

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oyster bamboo fly rod making class

We teach more new bamboo fly rod makers every year than anyone else, and our experience will show in YOUR finished fly rod.  

Each year would-be craftsman travel from around the world to study
with the most prolific teacher of rodmaking working today.  
Let Bill Oyster guide you personally through the
process of creating your very own custom bamboo fly rod.  
Each student works at their own solid maple workbench which is outfitted
with an arsenal of the highest quality tools, such as 
Lie-Nielson planes and Bellinger planing forms.  
In fact, these are the very same tools and methods used to
create every Oyster bamboo rod.  
Our shop is located in beautiful downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia.
Our year-round trout fishing will afford you the opportunity to put your new rod to good use.  Fannin County is the Trout Capital of Georgia.
This, after all, is the true test of a complete rod making class.

If you don't leave with a rod that's ready to fish, then you didn't get complete instruction...period!  




January 10-15, 2022 FULL
January 224-29, 2022 FULL
February 14-19, 2022 FULL
February 28-March 5, 2022 FULL
March 14-19, 2022 FULL
April 4-9, 2022 FULL
April 18-23, 2022  FULL
May 9-14, 2022  FULL
May 23-28, 2022 FULL
June 6-11, 2022 FULL
June 20-25, 2022 FULL
July 11-16, 2022 FULL
August 8-13, 2022 FULL
August 22-27, 2022 FULL
September 5-10, 2022 FULL
September 19-24, 2022 FULL
October 3-8, 2022 FULL
October 17-22, 2022 FULL
November 14-19, 2022 FULL
December 5-10, 2022 FULL
January 9-14, 2023 FULL
January 23-28, 2023 FULL
February 6-11, 2023 FULL
February 20-25, 2023 FULL
March 13-18, 2023 FULL
March 27-April 1, 2023 FULL
April 17-22, 2023  FULL
May 1-6, 2023  FULL
May 22-27, 2023 FULL
June 12-17, 2023 FULL
June 26-July 1, 2023 FULL
July 10-15, 2023 FULL
August 7-12, 2023 FULL
August 21-26, 2023 FULL
September 11-16, 2023 FULL
September 25-30, 2023 FULL
October 9-14, 2023  FULL
October 23-28, 2023 FULL
November 6-11, 2023  FULL
December 4-9, 2023 FULL




Because of the high demand and limited availability for our bamboo fly rod making classes, a $500 deposit is required to secure a space.  If you are unable to attend your scheduled class date, you may use the $500 as a credit for an available date,  merchandise at our brick & mortar store in Blue Ridge, Georgia or our online store up to 90 days prior to your class.  
At 90 days, your payment is due in full and is non-refundable.