A name synonymous with superb craftsmanship and quality within the realm of bamboo fly rod making. It isn’t often that you find someone who trulypours their heart and soul into their work, but that’s just what Bill Oyster does when fabricating his signature bamboo rods in his shop, located in historic Blue Ridge, GA. Each and every bamboo rod is comprised of the highest quality materials, elegantly forged by the hands of a master craftsman. One of the most talented and skilled engravers in the world, Bill Oyster adds breathtaking detail to his lively bamboo rods by capturing the essence of fly fishing within the metal components of each of his rods.Sought after by anglers all over the world, each Oyster bamboo rod is a one-of-kind work of art, as well as utilitarian, and built for a lifetime of memories on the water. The unique nature and quality of Bill’s artistry drew Sight Line Provisions to approach Oyster Bamboo with the idea of collaborating on a special piece, the Sight Line Provisions + Oyster Bamboo Artist Collaboration.
The process began with sending Bill Oyster a silver Trout 2.0, to add his distinctive touches, making precise cuts into the silver to unveil a gorgeous mountain landscape adorned with a traditional dry fly in mid-flight. Once completed, this finished work of art was cast so that an edition of 10 could be created. These 10 reproductions were then hand finished by Bill Oyster, and prepared for presentation as a SLP bracelet.
This beautiful badge has been set on a Horween brown-tanned leather strap, exclusive to Sight Line Provisions. The leather base wrapped in waxed linen. Silver stitching has been weaved through the band on each side to add to the elegance of this piece. This is a true “One of One” piece and Bill Oyster’s first ever collaborative work. You won’t find another piece as remarkable, and with such rare quality, as this Bill Oyster Collaboration brought to you by Sight Line Provisions.
Along with the original Bill Oyster Collaboration cuff, the 10 reproductions have been cast in silver and laid on the same Horween leather and waxed linen. Cast directly from the original piece, only ten reproductions have been made. Just like the original, they have been carefully finished to the highest standards by Bill Oyster.