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The ‘Cressy Cane’ rod makers 3 day weekend is just 2 months away. The weekend of October 5 – 7 inclusive is set to be a great event and the limited spaces are filling fast.

Internationally renowned rod maker Bob Clay will be with us as the guest presenter. Bob brings with him, all the way from British Columbia, a wealth of knowledge from a lifetime of professional making and steelhead fishing.

See the weekend agenda HERE and read a small bio about Bob Clay HERE.

Have a look at this great promotional video for the 2019 Fly Fishing Championships Tasmania.


A Message from David ( Bamboo) Hemmings:

Its now less than two months to this years Cressy Cane. I’ve attached the Draft program for you to have a look at.
I am delighted and excited at the prospect of our International Rod Maker Bob Clay presenting this year. Bob will share with us, his fishery, his rods and his years of experience of Bamboo Rod making. An innovative and thoughtful rod designer, his hollow built Bamboo spey rods have implications for shorter rods too. He will be a tremendous addition and asset to this years program.

Last year, at Cressy Cane, the group decided that for this years gathering, it would be an interesting exercise to contrast and compare two rods. The 7613 Dickerson and the Paul Young Perfectionist. Both 7’6″ and consistently placed by rodmakers in their top ten favourite tapers. This exercise will be fun and educational. So, we will have 20 + rods made for this years event but each rod will differ in one aspect from the others. eg: 4 piece, bamboo ferrule, one piece, madake cane, swelled butt, oven tempered, and so on. ( the list of makers and rods can be seen here – http://www.troutbeat.com/cressycane/rod-project-2018.html )
This exercise will build on previous Cressy Cane events to develop a deeper understanding of the qualities of the wonderful cane material and the consequence of altering rod characteristics.

The wonderful Chef Jen ( 10 out of 10) will be looking after us. Peter Hayes will always teach you something new. The mesmerising David Anderson with his beautiful reading to start the day. The generous Nick Taransky and the wonderful energy of fellow Rodmakers. Old friends and new friends. I cant wait.

You can book online here to reserve a place. http://www.peterhayesflyfishing.com/product/cressy-cane-weekend-3-day-attendance/

I will be in touch closer to the date with a final program and also to sort airport pick ups/drop offs etc but in the meantime if you need to discuss anything, you can email, ring or text me 0418426905 or Haysie 0409 944 699 info@peterhayesflyfishing.com

With warmest regards

David ( Bamboo) Hemmings

Some trout pictures to keep you happy when you aren’t fishing !

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