Friends of The Planing Form

The Planing Form Newsletter would not be possible without our advertisers. By offering exceptional products related to the use and making of split bamboo fly rods, these folks provide a valuable service to those of us who love this art form. Whenever possible, please support these business and thank them for their role in allowing us to to offer The Planing Form Newsletter. A complete list of Planing Form advertisers and other friends can be found below:

Alder Creek Publishing - An independent publishing house specializing in split bamboo rodmaking. Titles for those who love to fly fish and those who love a fly fisherman. Best of The Planing Form II book available.

Boyd Rod Company - Exclusive dealer for M-D Heat Treating Fixtures and BRC Ovens.

Chris Smith Art - Wildlife artist. Commissions available in oil, watercolor, or black and white.

Classic Sporting Enterprises - Call Bailey Woods at 802-525-3623

day6art - Paul VanHeest is a Holland, Michigan based colored-pencil artist. Paul did the artwork for the "Grayling" sticker found in the products page.

Gamekeeper Bookshelf - Call or e-mail Jim Lewis at 603-924-3123 or

 Golden Witch Technologies - Custom rodmaker's supply house specializing in components, tools, equipment, and other supplies needed to complete your rod making projects.

Gray Hackle Rods - Custom hand crafted fly rods, furled leaders, and rod building tools. 

JD Wagner Rodmaker - Full time rod and reel maker, who also serves as an agent for many of the finest angling accessories, both new and used. Rod making classes available!

JW Flyrods - Full service bamboo rod building shop specializing in building fine bamboo rods and the restoration of older ones. Rod making equipment and accessories available.

Landmark Component Co. - Offering the finest rod tubes and components.

Peak Bamboo - Direct importers of high-grade Tonkin bamboo, selling to you by the graded culm. Power...Resilience...Sustainability.

Quinchat Rods - Building machines for makers of bamboo fly rods.

RL Reel Seats - Maker of wooden reel seats, spacers, and hardware.

406 Fly Lines - 406 Fly Lines is a small family owned business started to give the older fiberglass and slow action rod user and the new glass rod owner an opportunity to use the fly lines originally designed "back in the day" for their classic rods. The tapers are based on some of the most popular vintage tapers tweaked with modern materials.