Wrapping a Guide

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Who is this Guy?

Hi, my name is Chet Kiekhafer and I’m the guy behind Crow River Custom Rods.  I build custom fishing rods to your unique specifications and suited to your individual needs!  Using only the best components available, your custom hand-crafted fishing rod will utilize proven methods, attention to your needs creating a fishing experience for you one rod at a time.

I started fishing when I was a youngster with my Dad; we would take a family vacation to a lake resort and spend the entire week fishing.  We had a wonderful time passing away the summer days. 

I’m a retired process engineer of 34 years from a Fortune 500 company located in Minnesota.  After retiring at the age of 56, I needed some other activities besides fishing and snowmobiling to take up my time.  I started building some fishing rods for family and friends as a pass time and soon realized that it was addictive and I needed to make more.  I picked up my skills from world renowned craftsmen and joined the Custom Rod Builders Guild. 

Being an engineer by schooling was a good lead in to designing custom fishing rods.  There are many ways to achieve the end result which is why I find this a fascinating craft.

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