DON SCHROEDER

 

 Established in 1979, the D. G. Schroeder Rod Company designs and hand crafts custom split-cane fly rods. It takes great skill and years of study to master this art, and the time I have devoted to refining techniques is evident in each rod created.
   But don't be taken in by the beauty alone; these rods are also functional. They have a crisp, medium fast action, that promotes smooth, accurate casting.
   Rods are individually handcrafted, at my shop in southern Wisconsin. Planed from the finest aged Tonkin bamboo available, the rod is finished in a deep, rich, cocoa hue, with golden nodes. The mortised reel seats, whether of the aluminum-uplocking, or the nickel silver sliding band type, boast a burled wood filler, and are also made in my shop. Hand selected "Flor Plus" cork is lathe turned to form the grips.
   Hand wrapped tan silk, accented with wine tipping, secures the hard chrome snakes and the Carboloy stripper guide. Super-Z ferrules further enhance performance.
   All rods come with two tips- mirror images are a standard feature. A brass capped aluminum tube, reinforced bag, and machined ferrule plug are included.

MODEL 7 1/2' 3PC 2 TIP 4 WT

Take a look at Don Schroeder's rods that are available on The Bamboo Rod Builder's page

you can also place an order for a rod you would like made for you.

MODEL "QUADRATE" 7' 9" 2PC 2 TIP 5 WT

 

Prices and Options
Last Update 2/17/2013

All rods include a brass capped aluminum tube, reinforced bag, and a machined ferrule plug.
All rods are signed by the maker, and inscribed with the length, line weight, and serial number.

Trout Rods
2 Piece/2 Tip @ $1950.00(US)
3 Piece/2 Tip @ $2075.00(US)

Rod Length
Line Weight
6'- 0"
3wt
6'- 6"
3wt
6'- 6"
4wt
7'- 0"
3wt
7'- 0"
4wt
7'- 3"
5wt
7'- 6"
4wt
7'- 6"
5wt
7'- 9"
5wt
7'- 9"
6wt
8'- 0"
5wt
8'- 0"
6wt
8'- 6"
5wt
8'- 6"
6wt

Quad Trout Rods
2 Piece/2 Tip @ $2025.00(US)
3 Piece/2 Tip @ $2125.00(US)

Salmon / Steelhead Rods
2 Piece/2 Tip @ $2050.00(US)
3 Piece/2 Tip @ $2175.00(US)

Rod Length
Line Weight
8'- 6"
7wt
8'- 6"
8wt
9'- 0"
8wt
9'- 0"
9wt

    Options
  • Dark Flamed or Light Flamed Shaft
  • Choice of Grip Shape
  • Choice of Reel Seat
  • Intermediate Wraps
  • Engraved Hardware
  • Agate Stripping Guides
  • Lined Leather Case


    Since I started fly fishing back in 1951, I've tried nearly all of the "improvements" in rod technology and tapers, from the post-war bamboo rods, through fiberglass, graphite, Boron, and several cane rods from modern makers.
For the past ten years, my rod of choice on Wisconsin's intimate spring creeks has been a finely crafted cane rod, built by master builder Don Schroeder. Don's rods give me the accurate, delicate presentations that fool the cagey browns. They have a "sweet" feel in the hand, making casting smooth and effortless, and allowing me to concentrate on fishing instead of mechanics.
If you're serious about acquiring a modern bamboo rod, you should consider one from the D. G. Schroeder Rod Company. Don will work with you to create YOUR dream rod- an heirloom to be proudly passed on to the next generation.
Bob Blumreich-Licensed Guide & FFF Certified Casting Instructor