SOLD ! – Limited Edition – Bob Clay Split Cane Trout Fly Rod – Riverwatch Kispiox Valley – 8’ 3″ PB Bamboo – 2 Pc – Two Tip Fly Rod – NEVER FISHED! – $750

Riverwatch Fine Bamboo Rods:

Riverside Kispiox Valley PB 8’ 3 ,

Two piece split cane trout fly rod with spare tip,

Bronze whipped guide with agate butt ring,

Nickel ferrules,

Twin matching tips,

6 ½” shaped cork handle over polished mahogany reel seat and nickel fittings,

Beautiful handmade rod, arrow straight, crisp dry fly fast  action,

Comes with maker’s correct 3 section bag and original alloy screw top tube.

Riverwatch Fine Bamboo Rods is owned and operated by Bob and Kathy Clay in the Kispiox Valley in northern B.C. Bob started flyfishing the Kispiox in 1971 and later moved there in the spring of 1977. Kathy arrived on the scene in 1977 as well and they were married in 1978. Raising four children and guiding has kept both Kathy and Bob busy. Bob guided through the 80’s and 90’s, later selling his guiding business, to Wilfred Lee, to pursue rodbuilding. Bob continues to guide for Wilfred and when the kids grew up Bob started guiding on the Lower Dean for the Blackwells. Instructing a flyfishing course at the local college has also help pay the bills.

Always interested in Bamboo rods, Bob had the good fortune to meet Tom Morgan , formally of Winston Rod Co., who became his rod building mentor. Tom asked Bob to come to Montana and work on the first prototype of the Tom Morgan Handmill. Since then Bob has pursued bamboo rodbuilding, continually learning from other rodbuilders such as Marty Karstetter, Per Brandin and Glenn Brakett. The work and theories of E.C. Powell have also influenced Bob’s style.

Kathy, besides having four children, Jed, Jessica, Kateri and Kaili; has also been busy with Riverwatch. She designed the Riverwatch artwork and logos and makes the rod bags and keeps the records. Also an instructor at the First Nation High School in Hazelton, Kathy is an avid fly fisherman and speycaster who regularly fishes with our acquaintances, who come from around the world to fish the Kispiox.

A lot has changed since we first posted this 20 years ago.
Kathy retired from school after some health issues in 2009. Things went quite well until this year and she some more health concerns as a result of her original surgery. Happy to say she is on the mend.

I also had some health problems in 2018, did not care for the year that much! Anyway,  much better now and back making rods with a vengeance and planning trips as well. 2019 will be great.

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ON-LINE CLEARANCE SALE! – Airflo Skagit Scout Float Fly Lines – NEW IN BOX! – $29.99 + Taxes

Airflo Skagit Scout Float Fly Lines - NEW IN BOX! - $29.99 + Taxes
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Clearance & Sale Items

Used but NOT Abused (UBNA) - Sold

Greys GRXi 9/10/11 Fly Reel – C/W 28 Spools Loaded With Running Line – GOOD SHAPE! – $100

Greys GRXi 9/10/11 Fly Reel - C/W 28 Spools Loaded With Running Line - GOOD SHAPE! - $100

Simms G3 Pant Wader – Size LK – LIKE NEW! – $400

Simms G3 Pant Wader - Size LK - LIKE NEW! - $400

Sage RPL + Fly Rod – 690 – Graphite III – 6WT – 2PC – GOOD SHAPE! – $200

Sage RPL + Fly Rod - 690 - Graphite III - 6WT - 2PC - GOOD SHAPE! - $200

Abel Vaya Fly Reel – 4/5 SPOOL ONLY! – Native Brown C/W Walnut Handle – BRAND NEW NEVER USED! – $300

Abel Vaya Fly Reel - 4/5 SPOOL ONLY! - Native Brown C/W Walnut Handle - BRAND NEW NEVER USED! - $300

Sage XP – 996-4 – Graphite IIIe – 9WT – 9′ 6″ – 4PC Fly Rod – GREAT SHAPE! – $400

Sage XP - 996-4 - Graphite IIIe - 9WT - 9' 6" - 4PC Fly Rod - GREAT SHAPE! - $400

Hardy Gem – MK II – 7/8WT – Fly Reel – Made in England – NEVER USED! NEW IN BOX! – $385

Hardy Gem - MK II - 7/8WT - Fly Reel - Made in England - NEVER USED! - $

Redington Wayfarer – WFR 907-5 – 9′ – 5PC – 7 WT – Travel Fly Rod CW AL 7/8 Fly Reel, WF7 Fly Line & Custom Rod & Reel Tube – LIKE NEW! – $250

Redington Wayfarer - WFR 907-5 - 9' - 5PC - 7 WT - Travel Fly Rod CW AL 7/8 Fly Reel, WF7 Fly Line & Custom Rod & Reel Tube - LIKE NEW! - $250

SALE! – Scientific Anglers Spey Scandi Lite Heads – BRAND NEW! – 50% OFF – NOW $39.99 + Taxes

SALE! - Scientific Anglers Spey Scandi Lite Heads - BRAND NEW! - 50% OFF - NOW $39.99

SALE! – Scientific Anglers Spey Skagit Lite Heads – BRAND NEW! – 50% OFF – NOW $39.99 + Taxes

SALE! - Scientific Anglers Spey Skagit Lite Heads - BRAND NEW! - 50% OFF - NOW $39.99

Sage VXP – 6129-4 – 12’9″ – 4Pc – Spey Rod – GREAT SHAPE! – $400

Sage VXP - 6129-4 - 12'9" - 4Pc - Spey Rod - GREAT SHAPE! - $400

Sage – 9140-4 – “Brownie” – Graphite IIIe – 14′ – 4Pc – 9 Wt Spey Fly Rod – GREAT SHAPE! – $350

Sage - 9140-4 - "Brownie" - Graphite IIIe - 14' - 4Pc - 9 Wt Spey Fly Rod - GREAT SHAPE! - $350

TFO – Professional Series II – 10′ – 8Wt – 4Pc – Lefty Cregh Steelhead – LIKE NEW! – $150

TFO - Professional Series II - 10' - 8Wt - 4Pc - Lefty Cregh Steelhead - LIKE NEW! - $150

Sage RPLXi – 990-3 – 9′ – 9Wt – 3 Pc – Graphite III Saltwater Fly Rod – GREAT SHAPE! – $300

Sage RPLXi - 990-3 - 9' - 9Wt - 3 Pc - Graphite III Saltwater Fly Rod - GREAT SHAPE! - $300

SOLD! – G. Loomis – GLX – Streamdance – 9′ 6″ – 6Wt – 4Pc – High Line Speed Fly Rod – GREAT SHAPE! – $400

G. Loomis - GLX - Streamdance - 9' 6" - 6Wt - 4Pc - High Line Speed Fly Rod - GREAT SHAPE! - $400

March Brown – Limited Hidden Water Series Travel Rod – 9′ – 6 Wt – 7 Pc Fly Rod – LIKE NEW! – $150

March Brown - Limited Hidden Water Series Travel Rod - 9' - 6 Wt - 7 Pc Fly Rod - LIKE NEW! - $150

Fenwick F-Series F89 Fly Reel – GREAT SHAPE! – $200

Fenwick F-Series F89 Fly Reel - GREAT SHAPE! - $200

Waterworks Lamson Guru Series II G1 Fly Reel – Black – C/W Spare Spool – LIKE NEW! – $250

Waterworks Lamson Guru Series II G1 Fly Reel - Black - C/W Spare Spool - LIKE NEW! - $250

NEW PRICE! – Waterworks Lamson Speedster S1 Fly Reel – LIKE NEW! – NOW $200 – WAS $250

Waterworks Lamson Speedster S1 Fly Reel - LIKE NEW! - $250

Wooden Landing Net – GOOD SHAPE! – $20

Wooden Landing Net - GOOD SHAPE! - $20

Fenwick Techna AV906 Fly Rod – 9′ – 2Pc – 6Wt – c/w Tube – GREAT SHAPE! – $100

Fenwick Techna AV906 Fly Rod - 9' - 2Pc - 6Wt - c/w Tube - GREAT SHAPE! - $100

Orvis Safe Passage Tri Pack Chest Backpack – GREAT SHAPE! – $75

Orvis Safe Passage Tri Pack Chest Backpack - GREAT SHAPE! - $75

Simms Mesh Vest – USED TWICE – GREAT SHAPE! – $75

Simms Mesh Vest - USED TWICE - GREAT SHAPE! - $75

RIO – Medium MOW Tips – Complete 6pc Kit with Case – GOOD SHAPE! – $100

RIO - Medium MOW Tips - Complete 6pc Kit with Case - GOOD SHAPE! - $100

RIO – 10′ #6Wt Replacement Tip Two Piece Set – 10′ S6 & 10′ Intermediate – LIKE NEW! – $25

RIO - 10' #6Wt Replacement Tip Two Piece Set - 10' S6 & 10' Intermediate - LIKE NEW! - $25

Rivers West Waterproof Jacket – Size XL – LIKE NEW! – $50

Rivers West Waterproof Jacket - Size XL - LIKE NEW! - $50

Shimano Cardiff 301 – GOOD SHAPE! – $75

Shimano Cardiff 301 - GOOD SHAPE! - $75

Abu Garcia – C4 – 5600 Series Baitcast Reel – Blue – Ambassadeur – Made in Sweden – GREAT SHAPE! – $50

Abu Garcia - C4 - 5600 Series Baitcast Reel - Blue - Ambassadeur - Made in Sweden - GREAT SHAPE! - $50

Abu Garcia – Round 6500 Baitcast Reel – C/W Detachable Abu Troll Line Counter (1 of 2) – GREAT SHAPE! – $40

Abu Garcia - Round 6500 Baitcast Reel - C/W Detachable Abu Troll Line Counter (1 of 2) - GREAT SHAPE! - $40

Abu Garcia – Round 6500 Baitcast Reel – C/W Detachable Abu Troll Line Counter (2 of 2) – GREAT SHAPE! – $40

Abu Garcia - Round 6500 Baitcast Reel - C/W Detachable Abu Troll Line Counter (2 of 2) - GREAT SHAPE! - $40

Raven Matrix – 4 3/8″ Centerpin Float Reel – Pewter – EXCELLENT SHAPE! – $150

Raven Matrix - 4 3/8 Centerpin Float Reel - Pewter - EXCELLENT SHAPE! - $150

J. J. S. Walker Bampton, Alnwick, The ‘MASTER’ 3 ½” Centrepin Casting reel – 1913 made by Walter Dingley, engraved with retailers name ‘Pape, Newcastle’ – GOOD CONDITION! – $300

J. J. S. Walker Bampton, Alnwick, The 'MASTER' 3 ½'' Centrepin Casting reel - 1913 made by Walter Dingley, engraved with retailers name 'Pape, Newcastle' - GOOD CONDITION! - $300

NEW PRICE! – Steve Robertson – SR 4 1/2″ Custom Centerpin Float Reel – Polished Silver – C/W Stainless Steel Palming Rim – LIKE NEW! – $300

Steve Robertson - SR 4 1/2" Custom Centerpin Float Reel - Polished Silver - C/W Stainless Steel Palming Rim - LIKE NEW! - $400

Echo Ion Fly Reel – 7/9Wt – GREAT SHAPE! – $70 EACH

Echo Ion Fly Reel - 7/9Wt - GREAT SHAPE! - $70 EACH

Echo Ion Fly Reel – 8/10wt – GREAT SHAPE! – $70 EACH

Echo Ion Fly Reel - 8/10wt - GREAT SHAPE! - $70 Each

Custom Built – 8 1/2′ – 3pc – Fiberglass Fly Rod – GOOD SHAPE! – $50

Custom Built - 8 1/2' - 3pc - Fiberglass Fly Rod - GOOD SHAPE! - $50

Vintage Fenwick Fly Rod c/w Tube – FF858 – 2 Pc – 8Wt – 110gm – GOOD SHAPE! – $150

Vintage Fenwick Fly Rod c/w Tube - FF858 - 2 Pc - 8Wt - 110gm - GOOD SHAPE! - $150

South Bend Bamboo Fly Rod – 9′ 3 Pc – 2 Tip – GOOD SHAPE! – $150

South Bend Bamboo Fly Rod - 9' 3 Pc - 2 Tip - GOOD SHAPE! - $150

L.L. Bean – 7 1/2′ – 2Pc – Conolon – 2Pc – Fiberglass Fly Rod – C/W A Peerless Rod Tube – $150

L.L. Bean - 7 1/2' - 2Pc - Conolon - 2Pc - Fiberglass Fly Rod - C/W A Peerless Rod Tube - $150

Sage Triangle Spey Multi Rod Tube – GREAT SHAPE! – $70

Sage Triangle Spey Multi Rod Tube - GREAT SHAPE! - $70

Norvise Fly Tying Vise System C/W Fine Point Jaw, Gallows Attachment etc – LIKE NEW! – $500

Norvise Fly Tying Vise System C/W Fine Point Jaw, Gallows Attachment etc - LIKE NEW! - $500

Renzetti Tube Fly Vise – GREAT SHAPE! – $125

Renzetti Tube Fly Tying Vise - GREAT SHAPE! - $125

NEW PRICE! – Redington GD3/4 Fly Reel & Spare Spool – LIKE NEW! – NOW $100 – WAS $125

Redington GD3/4 Fly Reel & Spare Spool - LIKE NEW! - $125

Abu Garcia 6500C3 Baitcast Reel – GREAT SHAPE! – $75

Abu Garcia 6500C3 Baitcast Reel - GREAT SHAPE! - $75
RIO Midge Tip Fly Line WF4F/I+ - USED ONCE! - $50

RIO Midge Tip Fly Line WF4F/I+ – USED ONCE! – $50

RIO Midge Tip Fly Line WF4F/I - USED ONCE! - $50

Scientific Anglers Mastery Textured Series – Chard’s Grand – WF10F – TurtleGrass/Pale Yellow – Fly Line – NEW IN BOX! – $50

Scientific Anglers Mastery Textured Series - Chard's Grand - WF10F - TurtleGrass/Pale Yellow - Fly Line - NEW IN BOX! - $50

RIO Tropical Series WF7F QuickShooter – Aqua Blue/Sand Bonefish – Fly Line – NEW IN BOX! – $50

RIO Tropical Series WF7F QuickShooter - Aqua Blue/Sand Bonefish - Fly Line - NEW IN BOX! - $50

Scientific Anglers Mastery Textured Series – Chard’s Grand Slam – WF10F – TurtleGrass/Pale Yellow – Fly Line – NEW IN BOX! – $50

Scientific Anglers Mastery Textured Series - Chard's Grand Slam - WF10F - TurtleGrass/Pale Yellow - Fly Line - NEW IN BOX! - $50

Scientific Anglers Mastery Series – Textured – Kelly Galloup Nymph Indicator – WF7F – Fly Line – NEW IN BOX! – $50

Scientific Anglers Mastery Series - Textured - Kelly Galloup Nymph Indicator - WF7F - Fly Line - NEW IN BOX! - $50

RIO Tropical Series Outbound Short WF7F/I Fly Line – NEW IN BOX! – $50

RIO Tropical Series Outbound Short WF7F/I Fly Line - NEW IN BOX! - $50

RIO Tropical Series Tarpon Technical WF11F Fly Line – NEW IN BOX! – $50

RIO Tropical Series Tarpon Technical WF11F Fly Line - NEW IN BOX! - $50

Scientific Anglers – Mastery Series – Bonefish WF9S Sinking Clear Fly Line – NEW IN BOX! – $50

Scientific Anglers - Mastery Series - Bonefish WF9S Sinking Clear Fly Line - NEW IN BOX! - $50

RIO Midge Tip Fly Line WF5F/I – USED ONCE! – $50

RIO Midge Tip Fly Line WF5F/I - USED ONCE! - $50

RIO – Permit Fly Line – WF10F Fly Line – LIKE NEW! – $30

RIO - Permit Fly Line - WF10F Fly Line - LIKE NEW! - $30
March Brown Stripping Basket - $20
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Berkley Cyclone Line Winder Resized
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2017 Simms Vibram Boot Fit Kit.
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Custom TCX Spey Build - Deathstar
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Airflo Line Welding Machine
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We are the leading provider of Fly Fishing Lessons, Corporate Team Building, and Guiding Services on the Upper Grand River, the Upper Credit River, and the Conestogo River.

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