The ultimate fly fishing DIY project has to be building your own bamboo fly rod.
Tying your own flies for fly fishing can bring great satisfaction, but I cannot think of any other project that would bring a fly fisherman more joy than building his own bamboo fly rod.
Before graphite, bamboo was the go-to material for fly anglers and they used to be sold all across North America and Great Britain; now they are built by only a few craftsmen in the U.S. and Canada.
Watch as this gentleman walks you through building a bamboo fly rod and talks about the great sport of fly fishing.
That is the pinnacle of DIY for the fly angler and one that I may add to my bucket list.
Any fly fishing enthusiast can appreciate this as functional art in starting with simple lengths of bamboo and creating a magnificent fly rod.