Our Split Cane Rods

We take great care to make rods that sympathetically utilise and fully express the incredible qualities of Tonkin bamboo.

Each stage in the making of a Barder rod is carried out with fastidious attention to detail. Every part of a Barder rod (guides aside) is designed and made in-house.

Advocates of cane speak of sweetness and control, but until now I have been doubtful.  After half an hour of casting, I am converted.  Edward Barder makes exceedingly desirable rods.  Reader, I ordered one.”


David Profumo, Country Life magazine

Our Carbon Fibre & Fibreglass Rods

Bamboo, carbon fibre & fibreglass -each has qualities especially suited to particular rod types.

We custom build carbon and glass rods on carefully selected blanks from CTS, Harrison, Sage & others. As you would expect, the quality of materials, attention to detail and performance of these rods are of the very highest standard.