What makes a good fishing rod? It's not what you might think! There are many options, both on retailers' racks and what a custom builder can bring to the table. Each has its place. Fishing is an expensive addictive sport. Boats, motors, electronics, tackle, rods/reels and more. Then add a … [Read more...] about What makes a good fishing rod?
Recreational fishing is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the United States. Sport fishing is nearly twice as popular as watching TV! According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, over 13% of the population goes fishing every year. We fish because of the enjoyment it brings, plus our … [Read more...] about The Why of Custom Fishing Rods
A great article about Kris and his methods recently appeared in the Initiative Foundation's IQ magazine. Click here to see it. … [Read more...] about IQ Features Kris
Bracing my dad’s spinning rod against the handlebars of my bike I coasted down the long gravel hill in the predawn chill of an early May morning, I was almost there. Just ten years old and I was already possessed with a love of fishing. Two years earlier my dad had bought me a cheap push button rod, … [Read more...] about An Angler is Born
The sound of a Stradivarius violin defies explanation or reproduction by modern technicians. Notes of such purity leave the realm of technology wanting, even today, probably because Antonio Stradivari heard more than notes on a scale. It's hard to compare a fishing rod with a Stradivarius, but … [Read more...] about The Rod Builder
With the advent of the holiday season, many of us are looking for gifts for mom or dad and even the graduate. I know even in retirement, the gifts people give you are from the heart. Therefore, if you have a sportsperson in your household or have to get a gift for that someone special take a look at … [Read more...] about The Gift that Keeps on Giving