Jerry Snider
Otter Creek Bamboo Rods

Video: "The Otter Creek Experience"

Since retiring, Jerry kicked his love of fly fishing into high gear, teaching fly tying classes in local fly fishing shops and converting the basement of his home into a first rate bamboo rod making shop. Over the years, Jerry has produced dozens of fly rods and developed self-taught skills and methods in rod building, machining, and finishing. He is constantly tinkering in the shop, improving the operations and experimenting with new methods. He has contributed rod building learnings to rod enthusiast journals and forums and is well known in the rod building fraternity. Though his rods compare with the best, Jerry has never focused on building rods for sale, preferring instead to teach others how to build rods. He has taught about a dozen BUFF members to build bamboo rods and currently has 5 BUFFers working in his shop. Jerry’s teaching skills are very apparent, as is his encouragement and enthusiasm for the hobby.