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After 20 years, Alice & I are retiring from owning & managing Genuine Bellinger, INC & Bellinger Reel Seats. Mike McFarland of McFarland Rod Company will take over ownership & management and will relocate the business to his hometown of Bellwood, PA. During this transition period, customers may continue to order a limited number of items through this website:
- Planing forms
- Depth Gauges
- Depth Gauge Standards
- Nickel silver ferrules & winding checks
- Pearsall's silk & binding thread

Once Mike has what he needs set up & in place, customers will be directed to the new Bellinger website & ordering platform. Until then, we ask for your patience & continued support.

You may contact Mike at mike@mcfarlandrods.com if you have any questions &/or you may also still email thru this website or to info@geniunebellinger.com

We'd like to thank our customers & friends for a great 20 years. Bellinger customers are the best & we've appreciated the opportunity to work with you.
– Alice & Chet Croco

WE ARE CURRENTLY VERY LOW (OR OUT OF) MOST REELSEATS (particularly hardware). Please feel free to email us at info@genuinebellinger.com to check availability or check back on website in approximately 3 weeks. 
Thanks for your patience!

Bamboo Rod-Making Machines, Tools and Equipment

Bellinger offers bamboo rodmaking enthusiasts a comprehensive line of bamboo rodmaking machines, tools and equipment.

Our planing form, glue binder, Little Giant Rougher, Hand Planer's Friend Roughing and Tapering machine, Bellinger finish mill and bamboo strip saw are all made to the highest of standards.

These are professional grade pieces of equipment, made with input and in collaboration with some of the top bamboo rodmakers making bamboo rods today. 

Every machine, tool or piece of equipment we sell is first tested in our own shop, under extreme shop conditions making top-grade bamboo blanks and bamboo blanks for our own Classic Bellinger Bamboo Fly Rods. 

Not all tools available to the bamboo rodmaking enthusiast are the same.  Whether you are a seasoned professional, a blossoming amateur or a new-to-the-craft home hobbyist, take advantage of our know how and experience and invest your money in the best tools available to the trade. You won't be disappointed. 

Purchase any one of our major pieces of equipment and receive the rodmakers discount on future purchases of reelseats and select supplies.  And remember when you buy from Bellinger you get the weight of all we know behind you in the form of service.  No more browsing the internet at midnight trying to figure out how to do something. It's all here, get some rest and call us.  Unless of course you like hanging out on the internet at midnight....

(Image above is of Jason Hill, bamboo rodmaking student & fly fishing guide, as he adjusts his taper on a 7' 2/2 4 weight) 


Bellinger Bamboo Rod Glue Binder


..“do I like my Bellinger glue binder?, I guess I do, so far I've only used it to glue-up about 1500 sections or there about” .. DW... More

Genuine Bellinger Professional Grade Steel Planing Form - Standard Hex or Swelled Butt


“….the guy that showed me how to make rods said I should get a set of Bellinger forms ‘cause they’re the best.  He was... More

"Little Giant" Rougher


.."I tried your new "Little Giant Rougher" this weekend.  It’s really a great rougher. I’m going to use it for my rodmaking... More

Bellinger Depth Gauge - true read dial indicator and custom brass base


Another top-quality tool that is a must have for rodmakers.  This is a top quality, no lug back, one inch travel,  true read AGD II dial... More

Brass Depth Gauge Standard


Stop wondering if it is you or is it the gauge? This simple 2" piece of round marine brass standard of excellence is one of the most useful tools we offer.... More

Glue binder binding thread


$49.95   $32.95