About ARC

Matt Albaugh is the rod smith behind Albaugh Rod Company, ARC. He builds quality bamboo fly rods and blanks.

Matt has been in the rod smithing business for over 10 years. His custom built blank have helped many anglers build their first bamboo fly rod.

Anglers love the feel, aesthetics and even smell of a handcrafted bamboo fly rod, and Matt's custom made bamboo fly rods have allowed many anglers to explore new and old fishing spots.

 

Why Bamboo?

 

Anyone who fishes is aware that a perfect rod doesn't exist. I love bamboo because it aligns with the sport of fly fishing. Bamboo fly rods force you to slow down and have a more relaxed experience.

There is a poetry in the motion of a fly line, and bamboo accentuates it!

The cast and feel of a bamboo fly rod is part of fly fishing. If it was just about catching a fish, any fishing pole would work. However, I love hooking trout, and bamboo fly rods offer fly fishermen the ability to connect to the sport on an emotional level.

I honestly love building rods. I find it an escape and relief from the "bigger, faster, better" mantra of society. Bamboo fly rods offer simplistic beauty and echo the beautiful places we explore in pursuit of our passion. I want other anglers to have a nice rod, and I have the capability to offer anglers a bamboo fly rod.

"There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind."  ~Washington Irving~

VISIT OUR STORE

888 Griffiths Way, Mainland ML12345

T: 987.654.3210
E: info@yoursite.com

VISIT OUR STORE

888 Griffiths Way, Mainland ML12345

T: 987.654.3210
E: info@yoursite.com

Becoming a rod builder was a long time in the making. I have always loved all things fish related and working with my hands. It was just a natural drift into the endless journey of rod smithing.

 

Matt was fortunate to grow up amongst the historic fisheries of Pennsylvania. He currently lives and fishes in Idaho alongside the greatest trout streams anywhere!

Contact Matt for a blank or custom built bamboo fly rod.

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