Each of the sources listed on this page have been contributed by fellow listserver members. Most of these sources will supply a catalog, if requested. If you have a quality supplier and would like to see them added to the list, note it on your listmail, or email it directly to me.

Bamboo / Tools

Charles H. Demarest, Inc.

Importers of Quality TONKIN For Crafting Flyrods

The Bamboo Broker
Andy Royer

A New Source for Ts'ing Lei (Quality Tonkin)

Japan Woodworker

Woodworking and crafting supplies ( Bamboo Froes,Waterstones)

Hida Tool & Hardware Co


Bamboo tools, froes, star (pie) splitters)

Bamboo Blanks

Bob Corsetti

17 Massasoit Rd.
Nashua, N.H. 03063

Custom Built Blanks

C.W. "Sam" Carlson

#971-Rt. 31/Box 322
Greenville, N.H. 03048

Custom Built Blanks ( Best to send mail. )

Ricks Rods

Wright & McGill bamboo blanks, and other goodies

Misc. Must Haves

Colorado Bootstrap

A good source for Planing Forms

J. D. Wagner Rodmaker

Jeff is a supplier of top quality planing forms and Tapered hexagonal punches for forming hexagonal winding checks

Lon Blauvelt's Bamboo Flyrods

Lon has planing forms,binders, etc

Steinel America

Quality Heat Guns

JW Flyrods

Designer and Supplier of high quality rodmaking tools. Binders, Bevelers, Wrappers, etc

Bret Reiter's Ovens

Supplier of high quality heat treating ovens


Olaf Borge has all kinds of Silk Lines for sale or trade

Grand Technologies Inc.
Dan Schroeder

4616 44 th SE, Kentwood, MI 49508

Mica Strip Heaters for heat treating ovens

High Quality Rod Cases

James Acord's Leather at Turtlemoon Studios

This is the rodcase provided with "The Makers Rod"

ARA Leather Cases


Arne Mason, fine leather cases

A Quality Leather Craftsman

REC Components

High quality aluminum and leather rod cases

Professional Services

The Reel Art Company

T Shirt, Logo Design, etc. ( Nice Guys )

Woodworking Tools

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Order Direct (High quality Planes and Scrapers)

HOCK Blades

Hock on line


Lifetime guaranteed tungston carbide sanding block, fine grade is perfect for general rod work (220 grit)

Steve Wilks


Reelseat turning Mandrels

Stanley 9.5 Block plane

Fact sheet and history of the 9.5

Stanley 9.5 Block plane and other woodworking tools

Great prices

Lee Valley Tools Ltd.

Supplier of Varitas and other high quality tools.

Woodworking and Metalworking tools

Fingernail (Half radius) router bits
p/n: C1215

Woodworking and Metalworking tools

Another good discount tool supplier



Fingernail (Half radius) router bits
p/n: WL-1091 (W/Bearing)


Bill Hulbert

2112 Industrial Howell, Mi 48843
517 - 546 - 4046

Nyatex Epoxy 10EH008/10E007

Stephenson Chemical Co.

Connecticut (203) 743-4447
California (818) 896-4714
Illinois (708) 966-2022
Canada (416) 675-3204
Tech info: 1-800-992-2424 / Canada call 800-323-4621

Shell Epon Epoxy
Epon Resin : 828
Epi-Cure 3140 Curing Agent

Nelson Paint Co.

POB 907 Iron Mountain, Mi 49801
906 - 774 - 5566

URAC 185

Borden Adhesives

Distributed by: Golden Witch Technologies

Casco Resin

Machinist Tools

Enco Online

Dial Caliper 6",Dial Indicator,Depth Base(610-5000)

L S Starrett Company

Quality 60 deg point for depth gauge
Part number: PT06632/6 Contact Point
Chrome Center guage P/N: C391

MSC Industrial Supply Co

Starrett dealer, +++ Machine tools

MTI Corp

Precision measurement tools, Dial Calipers, Depth Guages, etc.

As advertised in the "Planing Form"

1464 S. Warner Dr.
Apache Junction,Az
(602) 982-8436

Quality 4" metal cutting lathes
Discontinued Parts for Atlas,Craftsman,and Clausing lathes.

Sherline lathes

Precision small scale metal lathe

Sakai and Myford lathes

A Canadian source for quality lathes and other good stuff

Misc tooling and chemicals

Pin punch p/n: 080-513-039 @ $6.08 (complete with one 0.039" pin). Replacement pins are p/n: 080-513-639 @ $6.45 per package of 6 pins.

Constantines Woodworking Supplies

Source for Stay-Brite and other supplies

General Rodbuilding Supplies

Classic Sporting Ent
Bailey Wood

Box 3 RD3 Barton, VT 05822
802 - 525 - 3623

Super Swiss & Super S D Nickle Silver Ferrules

Tony Youngs Products

Tony makes great quality reasonably priced Super Swiss and Custom ferrules

REC Components

Finest quality rodbuilding components.NS Ferrules. Cork. Mildrum agate, Garnix and carbide guides. High quality aluminum and leather rod cases.

Dave LeClair's Fly and Rod Room

Payne's formula blackening agent.
Nickle Silver stock and tubing
And other rodmaking components

Denver Daves Vintage Bamboo Fly Rods

David Collyer's site. Along with vintage Rods Dave also offers unique rod building supplies from time to time

Robert Venneri Components

Custom made jewelry and components

Rush River Rods

Tony Larsen is a list member and a maker of reasonably priced quality components

Golden Witch Technologies, Inc.

McCoy-Whitehead Agate guides, Milling Machines,Dip tanks, Binders, Silk, etc.

Snake Brand guides and tiptops

The highest quality guides made today. Owned by Mike McCoy

C & D Trading Co.


Corey Steel Company

P. O. Box 5137
Chicago, IL 60680 - 5137
Phone 708 - 863 - 8000
Fax 708 - 863 - 1288

Nickle Silver stock
FYI - The 7/8" rod stock works well for reel seats - it weights 2 1/8 # per foot and it is sold in 12' lengths at about $10/ pound

Anglers Workshop

Rodbuilding Supplies

Bob Marriott's Flyfishing Store

Rodbuilding Supplies

Dale Clemens Custom Tackle Inc.

Rod building supplies

Classic Rods & Tackle

P.O. Box 288 Ashley Falls, MA 01222
(413) 229-7988

Rodbuilding Supplies


2559 Highway 41A S, Shelbyville, TN
(615) 684-6164

Rodbuilding Supplies (Struble jewelry)

E. Hille Company - Angler's Supply House

General Supplies


Source for silk thread/ferrules

Things Japanese

Things Japanese 9805 NE 116th St. Suite 7160 Kirkland, WA. 98034-1187
Ph 206-821-2287

Source for silk thread

Misc. Other


Re-usable Dessicant

H & R;

Stepper motors for DIP TANKS
TM93KIT2421 (kit) orTM93KIT2421/A( assembled unit)They also have power supplies

American Science & Surplus

Pulleys for binders


Delrin Supplier (make your own pulley's and parts)

If you have any suggestions or comments you can reach me at: jfoster@sunset.net

Jerry Foster: Pagemeister