The Chris Clemes Gentlemans kit is the ultimate flyfishermans kit. With the current resurgence of bamboo fly rods it has become clear that they are not as slow, heavy and brittle as we have been accustomed to being told. As a natural material they cannot be matched in the traditional realm of streams and small stillwaters and will never become outdated, truly an heirloom to be handed down from one generation to the next. Modern progressive tapers are now available making them an easy transition for carbon rod anglers and more accesible to the purist. Each of our gentleman's kits is custom made, following consultation, at our workshops in England and includes a choice of any one of our available custom finished bamboo fly rods, a matching limited edition No278 fly reel, leather rod tube and a wooden presentation case. Our custom finish service allows you to select, amongst other things, the choice of engraving and inscription on the fly rod, engraving on the fly reel, embossing on the rod tube and engraving of a brass plaque to go on the wooden presentation case. For more information on the making of our custom bamboo fly rods visit our blog - or contact Chris Clemes for more information. For more information on what makes bamboo so special please visit -