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The finest custom crafted fly rods, built for the individual according to exact needs and tastes, for fly fishers world-wide!
Extreme care is taken from the moment a rod project is started...From choosing the rod blank, the components and the finish, to preparation and the final
assembly and completion of the rod, so that a rod is created which will outperform and
outlast it's equal on the mass market any day of the week.
It is a
fact...the best fly rods in the world do not come out of a factory...they are custom crafted by professional rod builders, with attention to fine detail.

I am proud to say my rods are now being fished hard by clients in South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, America and Sweden.

I do not take any shortcuts...each blank is carefully selected, inspected and prepared. The components are selected to compliment the rod,
according to your specifications, needs and taste. Each component is carefully prepared and inspected for any signs of flaws, before the build begins.
Once the rod is completed, it gets dried for at least 7 days to ensure the finish has settled and hardened properly.
The final result? a Beautiful rod that you can be proud of, and can fish HARD.

An African flavour can be added to the rods, to make them really unique. I turn my own wooden reel seat spacers from local African woods
such as Wild Olive, Kiaat, Rhodesian Teak, Matumi, African Rosewood, Pau Rosa (Snake Bean) and others.
I also use imported exotic woods such as Amboyna Burl, and various other burl wood.
Grips are made from scratch and customised, using the finest flor grade cork available, imported directly from Portugal.

Let me build you your dream rod...to suit your needs, suit your targeted species of fish, and suit your pocket.
I can build you a rod like Sage, CTS, Thomas & Thomas, G. Loomis, St. Croix, or any high-end high modulus rod. Check out the SAGE page.
I also build high-quality rods that won't knock a dent in your budget, like Rainshadow, Forecast, Rainforest and Tradition, TFO and more.

Contact me...for the rod of your dreams.

Take a journey with a custom built fly rod, in pictures, from start to finish. See how a rod is put together, by clicking here.

Want to make your own fly rod case? Check out "How to make a multi-fly rod carry and storage case", by clicking here.