Custom Bamboo Fly Rods By Lee Orr
Built to Order. Classic or Modern Tapers. Handmade Components. Premium Finishes. Custom Rod Tubes
Hand Planed Tapers
Classic or modern tapers hand planed from a single culm of premium Tonkin bamboo
Custom Reel Seats
Hand turned spacers and custom nickel hardware designed to match each blank
High quality handmade components built to exacting standards on each and every rod
What Makes Us Different
304 Maker Lee Orr carefully crafts each 304 rod from a single culm of Tonkin bamboo. Each component, from reel seat to tip top, is handcrafted to match the blank. Lee takes pride in each and every rod he builds and his love for the process shows in the attention to detail his rods exhibit.
About 304 Rod Co
304 Rod Company is the result of one man, Lee Orr’s, passion for building premium quality bamboo fly rods. 304 Maker Lee Orr has been hand crafting fine bamboo fly rods since he first picked up a quality bamboo rod more than a dozen years ago. He fell in love with bamboo rods and quickly mastered the intricacies of bamboo rod building.
Lee's passion for bamboo fly rod building has grown over the years along with his skill level. Nearly one hundred rods later, Lee still enjoys crafting each and every rod he sells.
Meet Lee Orr
“I have been fly fishing for around 30 years. During that time, I progressed from fly tying to graphite rod building then to making bamboo rods. I am an active member of Trout Unlimited and dedicate much of my time to ensuring that there is viable wild trout water in West Virginia.
I fish for anything that swims and mostly with a fly rod. My goal is to catch as many species of fish on a fly rod as I can. Most of that effort is currently focused on the various warmwater species that live in the Kanawha River near my home. Most of these fish are bass, but I catch the occasional catfish, drum or buffalo as well.
My affinity for bamboo started after finally casting a quality bamboo rod a dozen years or so ago. Prior to that the only bamboo rods I was familiar with were low quality, mass produced rods. Once I cast a good rod I was determined to start fishing bamboo. After some research, I was surprised to learn that I could actually make a rod myself. So I jumped in and started making rods. I've built nearly one hundred rods since.”