Photo Gallery Featuring Hand Crafted
Custom Fishing Rods

These are pictures of my client's completed custom fishing rods.

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Diane B. Spinning
Diane B. Spinning

This is Dianne's new panfish rod. It is a 4S70LXF with metallic tread wrappings, lemon acrylic reel seat insert and custom cork grip.

Wayne L. Casting
Wayne L. Casting

This custom rod is a gift from Wayne to his wife. It is a 2-piece St. Croix Light Power with Fast Action tip. It features several hardwood in-lays in the grips and a very striking marble decorative design.

Ken M. Custom Casting Rod
Ken M. Custom Casting Rod

Ken will be chasing big bass with this bad boy with it's ALPS reel seat, custom burl cork grips and spiral wrapped guides!

Charles' Custom Casting Rod
Charles' Custom Casting Rod

This rod is a Immortal 7'2" Medium Fast and includes custom burl cork grip and Iowa University theme.

Brent's Custom Walleye Casting Rod
Brent's Custom Walleye Casting Rod

St. Croix 6'8" Medium-Light/Fast for chasing Canadian walleyes. It features Top Flor Grade Cork, company Logo/colors along with a RPD double-nut reel seat.

Donated Custom Spinning Rod - 2018
Donated Custom Spinning Rod - 2018

This is a SB822.5 - 6" 10" medium power with extra fast action tip. The rod features a custom burl cork grip with Zebra Wood reel seat insert. It also features a Dragon Scale decorative wrap.

Sam's Custom Casting Rod
Sam's Custom Casting Rod

This rod is a 5C70MHF-G and features a green marble decorative wrap with very nice looking RPD casting seat and matching hood. Sam will be chasing northern pike with this rod.

Briana's Custom Spinning Rod
Briana's Custom Spinning Rod

This rod is a 3C74HF heavy/fast spinning rod. It features custom burl cork grip, marble decorative wrap and a RPD double nut reel seat. She will be chasing northern pike with this rod come spring time!

Custom Walleye Spinning Rod - 4S63ML
Custom Walleye Spinning Rod - 4S63ML

This rod has many upgrade features; acrylic butt and fore-grip, yellowhart wooden rear grip with acrylic trim pieces, ALPS Rapid Spin reel seat with double locking nuts and has both a tiger and dragon scales decorative wraps.

Mark's Custom Spinning Rod - 4S63MXF
Mark's Custom Spinning Rod - 4S63MXF

This rod is a 6' -3" Medium/Extra Fast. Rod and features a custom burl cork grip with an ALPS Textouch reel seat. This makes an excellent walleye jig rod!

Steve's Custom Spoon Plugging Rod
Steve's Custom Spoon Plugging Rod

This was a little challenging for me to match the characteristics of Steve's original rod, but it turned out much better than I thought. He also wanted some added bling thrown it for good measure which included four-point star closed wrap and a red cedar grip.

Deron's Custom Spinning Rod
Deron's Custom Spinning Rod

The blank is a IMMWS62MXF, 6'-2" Medium/Extra Fast with cusotm Burl Cork grips and Alps SS316 Zirconium guides makes for a nice walleye jigging rod.

Donated Custom Spinning Rod - 2017
Donated Custom Spinning Rod - 2017

Intermediate medium/fast action graphite spinning rod featuring custom engraved Butternut rear grip decorative thread wrap.

Chet's Custom Casting Rod - 3C76HF
Chet's Custom Casting Rod - 3C76HF

This a 7'6" Heavy/Fast casting rod featuring spiral wrapped guides, custom burl cork grip with hardwood inlays along with a 4-point star closed butt wrap and a shotgun shell for a butt cap.

Jonathan's Custom Spinning Rod
Jonathan's Custom Spinning Rod

This was a birthday gift to my grandson. This is a fiberglass blank cut to 6'0" and features a gorgeous diamond cross wrap.

Alice's Custom Spinning Rod - 3S63MF
Alice's Custom Spinning Rod - 3S63MF

This is a 6'3" Medium Fast blank that Alice will thoroughly enjoy. I can't wait to hear her fish stories!

Jay's Custom Bobber Rods - 3S76MLXF
Jay's Custom Bobber Rods - 3S76MLXF

This is a pair of 7'6" medium light power with extra fast tip rods for the local car dealership. They feature custom burl cork grips and custom logo. I'm sure they will enjoy bringing in those walleyes with this pair!

Dick's Custom Walleye Spinning Rod
Dick's Custom Walleye Spinning Rod

This rod a 5S70MF-G, it is 7'-0" medium/fast which was a retirement gift for Dick from his employer. It features custom burl cork grip, a tiger wrap and thread colors to match the company's colors. Contrats Dick!

Custom Jigging Rod - 4S510MXF
Custom Jigging Rod - 4S510MXF

This rod is 5'-10" medium power w/extra fast tip rod. It features rear split grip with a tiger decorative wrap, a matching acrylic reel seat insert and decorative thread wrap as well. This rod won "People's Choice" award during the 2017 Midwest Rod Building Workshop.

Custom Musky Rod - 90MHF
Custom Musky Rod - 90MHF

This Muskie rod trimmed to 8'-4" features a 15" custom rear grip made from burl cork and woven graphite tubing and a nice thread shaded open decorative open wrap. The guides are ALPS Titanium and placed using a spiral wrap design.

Alan's Custom Walleye Rod - 4S68MLF
Alan's Custom Walleye Rod - 4S68MLF

This rod is 6' 8" medium light/light. This rod features Flor grade cork grip, Alps guides and some thread work done in his company's colors along with the company logo. Alan will be chasing Canadian walleyes with this sweatheart.

Grip Repair
Grip Repair

This rod was sent to me to have the old grip removed and replaced with a nice burl cork grip and he also included an acrylic reel seat insert.

Luke's Custom Spinning Rod
Luke's Custom Spinning Rod

This is a birthday gift for my Grandson. It is a fiberglass blank trimmed to 6'0" and sports a nice tiger wrap done in his favorite colors. Luke has done very well with the big fish on this one!

Donated Custom Spinning Rod - 2016
Donated Custom Spinning Rod - 2016

This is a rod that was donated to the CDHA event in the Spring of 2016. It is 6'4" light power with action tip. It has an engraved red cedar grip commemorating the event along with a open decorative wrap.

Abby's Custom Spinning Rod
Abby's Custom Spinning Rod

This is a birthday gift for my Granddaugther. It is a fiberglass blank trimmed to 6'0" and sports a nice metallic open thread wrap done in her favorite colors.

Vickie's Custom Crappie Rod
Vickie's Custom Crappie Rod

This is C270LF a custom painted 7'-0" light spinning rod used for crappie fishing. It features checkerboard inlays in the grip along with a matching acrylic reel seat insert and matching decorative thread wrap.

Verlyn's Custom Spinning Rod
Verlyn's Custom Spinning Rod

This is a 3S63MLXF blank that he wants to toss 1/8 oz. jigs for some local walleyes. It is 6'3" medium light with extra fast tip. Nothing fancy, but has a burl cork grip and length indicators.

Erik's Custom Casting Rod
Erik's Custom Casting Rod

This is a CB70H heavy/moderate action 7'-0" rod used for going after norther pike on Rainy Lake. It features a custom burl cork grip and a diamond wrap.

Papa's Custom Spinning Rod
Papa's Custom Spinning Rod

This is a CB66MH medium heavy/moderate action 6'-6" spinning rod used for norther pike fishing on Rainy Lake. It features a EVA grip and marble decorative wrap.

Mike's Custom Walleye Spinning Rod
Mike's Custom Walleye Spinning Rod

This is a MLF 7'-0" built to Mike's liking. It features a 12" Tennessee grip with Fuji KR Concept Guides.

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