Overview of Al Swanson studio and offerings
Al Swanson, woodworking classes, handmade furniture, master craftsman, fly fishing
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Make the Ordinary Extraordinary
New Leather Carry Strap

The smell and feel of well-tooled leather is simply unmatched. I recently partnered with a Montana saddle maker to design and create a means of carrying our rod cases in style. As an addition to any new rod tube, this fully adjustable and removable carrying strap not only looks incredible, but adds another layer of ease while traveling with your favorite fly rod.

Introducing the Montana Series

“Montana Series,” the newest additions to our fly gear are now available: Indigo fly rod tube, net and fly box – the color and three- dimensional wood grain patterns are like the very water you’ll use them on…the most unique pieces on the market today. Now Available!

Experience the Process

Join me in the studio and experience photos and videos of new pieces being created daily in our Montana studio.

More about AL Swanson

Al is currently going through his second battle with throat cancer. This second battle is proving to be arduous as the seven weeks of chemotherapy and radiation are taking their toll. While Al continues to fight his battle with fortitude and grit, help us by sharing his GoFundMe page and giving if you are able.

I love going to work every day. The opportunity to create pieces that will be loved and used for generations is very meaningful to me. Sharing my passion for and knowledge of woodworking with folks who want to explore the craft is also very rewarding. To do both -- help students make something to take home that will be loved and used for decades -- is a rare gift. My signature accompanies each piece produced and at day’s end, I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment. To tap into my creative side and explore the nuances of a craft I love so much is beyond meaningful.