Custom Fly Fishing Rod Builds

December 2, 2019

The Pink Lemonade!  This is a very special rod built on the LemonGlass 8' 5wt blank in a subtle Pink colour.  The striking part of the rod is the reel seat insert which is probably one of the most beautiful pieces of Karelian birch I have had the pleasure to turn on th...

September 17, 2019

It is rare that I get to build a rod purely for myself and usually when I do it is one that is rushed and last minute for a specific trip.  This rod is different.  When the plan for a marketing trip to Spain to chase large wild carp in Extramadura with Corsican Dave I...

August 27, 2019

The journey to own a Gouldfish rod always starts the same way - a message from a client either by email, on our facebook page or instagram.  A recent request came in from Greg in Texas who was 

“looking for a less than 9ft fly rod that can handle casting extra larg...

January 24, 2019

This is a custom fly rod built for a customer in St Louis, MO featuring our LemonGlass Fly Rod blanks by CTS in New Zealand.  The rod has been finished with a stunning Karelian Birch custom reel seat, Lemke LC5 reel seat hardware and snake brand guides.

The matching gre...

December 7, 2018

Chris asked me for a rod for an upcoming trip to fish for golden trout.   Something special was the request.  Chris has a number of custom rods so this build needed to stand out.  The cork grip was fashioned with hints of red and gold cork and matching wraps to conjur...

April 12, 2018

 Another beautiful rod built for Alex in Massachussets, this time a 7'0 wt.  The rod features a gorgeous agate stripper guide from Perfect-Europe that matches the rod beautifully.  the wraps are transparent and finished with a narrow (3 t