The Bamboo Bend Project is an annual eight day event and takes place on the banks of the East Branch of the AuSable River every year in May since 2012. Wounded or injured military members or veterans hand build a high quality bamboo fly rod assisted by master rod makers. At the end of the program, each participant takes home the completed bamboo fly rod that they built. They also receive a top end reel, premium fly line, local flies and a custom made, heirloom quality, wooden fly box. There are also numerous opportunities for our warriors to fly fish with professional guides from both drift boats and AuSable river boats, along with wading local rivers and streams. This event is offered at NO cost to the veteran. All donations are 100% tax deductible.