|Welcome to Niemiera Fly Rods
Niemiera and Eric Clapton are pleased to announce the classic, yet unique
Special" series of Niemieras.
No fly rod of any material can match the presentation and the delicacy
which is attained by fishing bamboo. Niemiera Fly rods are made from
seasoned Tonkin cane. When you order a fly rod from me, a culm is selected
and your invoice number is ascribed to it. My fly rods are available as
classic " blond rods " which are oven heat treated, or as " flame tempered
" which produce a straw color fly rod having rich beautiful dark amber
tints. The culm is then hand split, and layed out according to the
Garrison staggering method.
Although I use other staggers on occasion, I prefer the Garrison. This
staggering of the nodes uses more bamboo, but it also gives additional
strength and added durability without any added weight. These strips are
then further split, straightened, and an initial bevel is planed into the
strips. For " blond rods " the bamboo is now heat treated to increase its
hardness and strength. These eighteen triangular strips, or " the sticks "
as Everett Garrison called them, are then hand planed to exacting
standards to achieve the specific taper requested for your fly rod.
These " sticks " are then glued, and when cured, the blank is scraped,
polished, and fitted with turned nickel silver ferrules. Handles of
individually glued AAA+ cork are skillfully shaped. Hand-made snakes,
stripping guides, and tip tops are furnished and wrapped with the finest
silks. The fly rod is then signed and serialized. Three coats of my
special mix spar varnish in the dip tank complete the Niemiera fly
It has been my good fortune to have spent some of the most joyous
moments of my life with you, my enthusiastic customers, many of whom have
become dear friends over the years. My true reward as a rod maker,
are the times spent fishing with you, and seeing myself, the many pleased
expressions as you've cast, fished, and landed trout with your Niemiera's
in hand. To those who have called, sent e-mails, or personal letters, I
want to thank you for your kind words, and for your support of Niemiera
If you are new to my web-site, thank you for considering the purchase
of a Niemiera fly rod.
From the east coast to the west coast of America, over into Canada, and
from as far as Ripley, England, U.K., Niemiera fly rods have performed
beyond their owners expectations.
Savor your next day on the stream - order a Niemiera fly rod today. It
would be my pleasure to make a cane rod for you. You have my guarantee of
John Niemiera-Rod Maker