“The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.”

– John Buchan

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.