Over 30 Years Rod Building Experience with the World Famous Hardy Brothers
Finest Quality Hand Built Bamboo Fly Rods
Products and Services
We offer a range of products and services... Finest quality hand built bamboo fly rods. Custom built carbon and glass fibre fly rods... If you would like something a little different, you can commission your own rod with our custom built service. We build on some of the most popular blanks from, CTS, McFarland, SAGE and many more available on request.
A full rod repair and refurbishment service is also available... anything from a minor guide replacement, to a full strip down and rebuild, splice repairs to bamboo sections, replacement bamboo sections.
With over 30 years rod building experience with the world famous Hardy Bros, you can rest easy knowing that your rod is in good hands.
A Member of the Rodsmith's Guild - (Master Rodsmith)
Tom Moran Rods... his Legacy Continues...
"In Good Hands"
Before he left us, Tom Moran took great care in making plans to ensure the continued existence of The Moran Rod Company and from my conversations with him during his last months, I know that Tom took considerable solace from the results. Tom was very pleased to leave his company name and his legacy to Calum Gladstone, his friend and fellow rod maker at Hardy Bros. In the (nearly) four years that Tom and Calum worked together they developed a remarkably close relationship both professionally and personally and they had the highest respect for each other, as rod makers and individuals. Because of his respect and affection for Tom it is Very Important to Calum that he fulfils Tom's wishes and honours his legacy with the continuation of the T. Moran range of Fly Rods.
Another beautiful rod from Calum’s workshop.
I can not recommend Calum enough!
I had two rods from him so far with three more on order, and so I can confidently say that I will not want a trout rod from another maker.
Quite frankly, (as a bamboo only angler with having cast and seen a lot of other makers work) I would say that without a shadow of a doubt Calum is one of the finest makers of fly rods in the world currently.
Couple that with the tried and tested tapers that are nothing short of a dream to cast, Calum’s friendly no no-nonsense attitude, and you have a package worth waiting for. Again and again.
Fantastic looking rods, great communication and knowledge sharing with an amateur. Thank you
Being a Moran Bamboo rod owner and user of a 7’6 (2 Piece) and having seen some of Calum's work whilst working for the Hardy rod company along side Tom Moran. After Tom passed away I decided to order a Moran 3 Piece rod made by Calum himself from Gladstone Fly Rods. When I received the new rod I can only explain my reaction of 'wow' what a fantastic piece of angling history in the making, not only is this a thing of beauty and a work of art, but is a superb casting and fishing tool.
Not wishing to disrespect Tom but, I can now see the pupil has become a master in his own right. I cannot praise Calum’s craftsmanship enough Moran Rods... his Legacy Continues...
I just received The Rod... It’s very difficult to describe my feelings. This is the ultimate rod for me and it’s all that I expected - a masterpiece!
Thank you Calum!
I promised to send you some photos. I waited for the perfect day to take The Rod to the stream and today is the day. Sun, no wind and nice hatch. And one of the fish of a lifetime, natural born brown trout 2.5 - 3kg.
The rod was magnificent even with this big trout (4x tippet).
A day to remember!
Thank you once again for the rod! It’s perfect.
Making a Hardy Bamboo Fly Rod
A short video filmed by Trufflepig films many years ago. Here I am demonstrating the Hardy method of building a bamboo blank... Taken from the film,
"The Lost World of Mr Hardy".