For the MAKERS series, Shwood Eyewear (shwoodshop.com) pays homage to some of Portland's most innovative artists, builders, writers, and designers that inspire the experimental creators in us all. Part 4 features Aaron Bamboo Fly Rods (aaronbamboorods.com); a one-man custom fly rod manufacturer in NE Portland, operated by Tim Aaron. Follow the full series at experimentwithnature.com
Lars Jacobsen makes custom-built bicycles with bamboo frames for his Oakland-based company Stalk Bicycles. They are environmentally friendly, ride like butter, and look like nothing you've ever seen before.