Lyle Dickerson (Michigan)
6-strip Tonkin bamboo; c. 1951
Dickerson was a self-taught rodmaker who designed his own rod-milling and planing equipment. He was known for using only one or two strips from a culm, a time-consuming and expensive way to build rods. His total production was fewer than 1,000 rods. This rod belonged to rodbuilder Tim Bedford.
The American Museum of Fly Fishing Collection
Gift of Heidi Bedford