About Mike Monsos

After retiring from a 32 year career, I made my first split-cane bamboo fly rod in 2008. My goal is to build between 6 and 8 rods a year. Building rods from scratch provides complete control of every aspect of the finished product, from the casting action of the rod to hand-made components like the ferrules and reel seat. As a veteran trout fisherman, I take immense pride in building fine bamboo rods that are not only beautiful to look at, but are effective fishing tools. My goal is to be the maker of your new favorite fly rod - the rod you reach for instinctively when heading for your favorite water.

About Monsos Rods

My rods are intended for trout fishing and built in the classic lengths of 7 to 8 feet for both 4 and 5 weight lines. Each rod starts life as 2-piece hexagonal blank, hand-planed to your choice of taper. You select the rod length, grip size and shape, reel seat and guide wrap colors. Every rod comes with a single tip, flannel sock and aluminum screw-top tube for $1,100. Available options include an extra tip and agate stripper guides.

If you're ready to explore the process of having a custom fly rod built for yourself or as a gift for a special person or event, please fill out the contact form at right and we can discuss all the possibilities and details.

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Like the journey of a thousand miles, the next step towards owning your own Monsos bamboo rod is to make contact. Please fill out the information below and I'll reply by email to discuss the project. Thanks in advance for your interest.
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