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Monthly Archives: October 2011

10-22-11 Summer Steelhead

Had a nice day on the water with my Dad and Jon in the upper Rogue. Beautiful weather and some cooperative fish made for a fantastic day. My dad had a blast fighting all the hard pulling acrobatic steelhead to the boat. The smile says it all!

Reel Tech Custom–3 Steelhead/Salmon rod builds

Just completed 3 Steelhead/Salmon Rods. These rods were built using Rogue SH 965 9’6″ 8-17# blanks. Two were made with carbon fiber split grip handles, one with a full length carbon fiber handle. The new Fuji ACS reel seats were used and I am really pleased with them, I think they will be very comfortable to fish with all day! Did some decorative butt wraps on the rear section of the two split grip rods. These three rods are ready to bring some fish to the net!! They came out AWESOME!!

Reel Tech Custom–Article for myoutdoorbuddy.com

Frank Galusha from myoutdoorbuddy.com contacted me and we discussed doing an article about the benefits and advantages of having a custom rod built. The article can be found here http://www.myoutdoorbuddy.com/fishing_report.php?fishing=4278

More Rogue River Summer Steelhead

The steelhead fishing on the upper Rogue continues to be great. Love those feisty, acrobatic steelhead of summer! My long time friend Frank came up for a visit and we had a blast. We had an epic day landing many nice steelhead!

Reel Tech Custom-Classic salmon rod build.

I had another customer who desired a classic style, heavier action salmon rod rated 15-30#. This rod was built using a Rogue SM 828 8’2″ 15-30# blank. He is excited to get this rod into action for the upcoming Chetco River salmon run!!