William "Bill" Oyster is the world's most celebrated fly rod maker, whose bamboo rods are coveted by art connoisseurs and devoted anglers alike, including heads of state such as President Jimmy Carter.

Bill blends his engineering prowess with an intensely personal artistic vision to create his rods, each of which requires between 40 to 100 hours of labor. Bill is the only professional bamboo fly rod maker in the world who personally hand engraves his rods; this meticulous dedication to detail allows Bill to craft poles that are a true embodiment of beauty and performance.

As the foremost expert of this rod-making art, Bill draws students from around the world to this Blue Ridge, Ga.-based studio.

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