Gary Berenson is a good friend who has spent a bunch of time at our lodges. Gary’s a super guy, and among other things he builds incredible bamboo fly rods under the name StoneBridge Rod Company.
Gary’s rods are beautiful. His detailing and overall level of craftsmanship are as fine as you’ll see anywhere, period. But here’s why we love Gary’s rods – they fish really well!
Unlike the more traditional slowwwwww action of old-school bamboo rods – great for nostalgia but not so great for, well, fishing – some of Gary’s rods are actually fast! Like the 7 weight that he brought to Andros South – a flats fishing machine. Yes, you read that right – a fast action fly rod, designed for flats fishing, made from bamboo.
Gary gives you the sweet feel of bamboo in a beautifully finished rod that fishes like a dream.