August 6th to the 11th in Montana



We are doing it again this year! Bamboo week at Upper Canyon Outfitters this will be August 6 through the 11th 2017. The rod of choice this year will be a Leonard 50 done in the 2/1 configuration. I think it is one of Leonard’s best tapers. Very smooth and powerful for a 5/6 weight line. I’m going to make the blanks lightly flamed, ferrules and cork grip will be mounted. All the “grunt” work will be done in the shop. All you need to do is pick a color wrap and finish it. Rod sack and aluminum tube are part of the package. The cost is $650 total.


You can contact me directly or Donna at Upper Canyon Outfitters to reserve a spot.





Hey folks. If any of you are using my OLD Verizon email account, I've updated it recently to downesbamboo@gmail.com. Please make a note of it, and remember you can always reach me through my website with jim@ljdownesrodcompany.com. Thanks.



Take a look at this:


New for 2012. A 7'-0


New for 2012. A 7'-0" 3/2 4 weight. Thomas like wraps in red tipped black with full intermediates. Complete with an Arne Mason leather tube. $1895.


Drop me a line and let me know what you think. Or just stop by, I'm in the Rod Shop behind the Feathered Hook.