The #BirthdayGiveaway is here #Donfishin2014

It’s that time of year again! That’s right I’m a year older and that means your chance to get lucky and win a rod built by me. This years rod is a 9ft. 5wt fly rod. It is a moderate action fly rod that is build on a matte black blank with gloss black wraps….

8wt fly rod tested

Over this past weekend I received an email from Braden about the 8wt rod I built for him. It seems that he’s giving it a good test on the steelhead running the creeks and rivers of western New York. His description of the rod action was “It’s got the right whip and supple enough to…

8wt Fly Rod Build

Earlier this week Morgan from TLTFF put up a tweet about a fellow fly fisherman who lost his stuff to a house fire, when I read about it I was just starting a build on a 9ft 8wt rod. I figured that if anyone could use it Braden could. So I finished it out and…

Spinning rod builds

Everyone needs a heavy rod for the ocassional trip to salt water so here is an 8ft spinning rod I built. I also built a medium action split grip spinning rod that I gave away on Twitter . If your in need of a new rod drop me an email or tweet and I can…

Ice fishing rods

Ice fishing rods are a great platform for beginner rod builders to start with. They have few parts so they are quick to build and the cost is low. Here are a few builds I have done.

My first rod build

I first learned about rod building a few years ago. Being a fisherman and someone who loves making things I was drawn to it. The first rod I build was a casting style rod for fishing live bait for catfish. I decided on a 7 ft. fiberglass blank because I like the durability and the…