Saturday Free Clinic ~ 2/26/2011


In addition to fishing, fly tying, managing youth programs for Colorado Trout Unlimited, helping with the CU Fly Fishing Club, building rods, and going to graduate school, Shawn Bratt has a day job.  He’s a  Mechanical Engineer at Seagate Technology.

About five years ago Shawn became engaged in the fabrication of cane rods.  With he guidance of Mark Shamburg and Mike Lerdal his skill and knowledge has grown at a rapid pace.  At this point he has built a variety of cane rods from small stream trout rods to switch and spey rods for Steelhead

Shawn’s talk will take us through the prepping process to finishing  More importantly he’ll discuss how to get started. 


He’ll have a variety of rods including some from Matt Schliske for you to try.  You’ll see why bamboo has regained the popularity it lost to fiberglass in the 1950’s.