I started fly-fishing back in the early fifties when I was eight years old. I was using an old bamboo rod given to me by my late uncle. He also taught me the rudiments and the art of fly fishing. Bamboo has, ever since, held a certain mystical fascination for me. I suspect that having an engineering and mechanical background, as well as being a bit of a perfectionist, has contributed to my love of making things that require skill and patience. I was naturally motivated to take up the building of split cane fly rods. Over the years, I have perfected and improved my craft. I have added more handmade tools, jigs, and fixtures to create the kind of fly rod that I would be proud to present. I intend the workmanship to be of the quality that might, one day, be deemed worthy of passing down through generations.