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Monthly Archives: January 2012

1-25-12 Seminar in Redding for the Fishers of Men Christian Sportsmen Club

The Reel Tech would like to thank Andrew Armstead and John Rabjohn for inviting me down to Redding, CA to do a seminar for their Fishers of Men Christian Sportsmen Club. My wife Jennifer and I cannot thank you enough for the friendly and kind hospitality. What a pleasure it was to speak in front of a great bunch of kind hearted fishing fanatics. Great questions were asked, and I really enjoyed the audience interaction throughout the presentation.
Again, a big thank you to the Fishers of Men Sportsmen Club, and to all of you who came to listen to me speak. It was my pleasure, and I look forward to doing it again!! I really enjoyed the time with you guys!

Reel Tech Custom-Steelhead Spinning Rod

Completed this build for a very special customer who is a lifetime New York Giants Fan….my Dad!
Built this rod using a a Rogue SS904 9′ 6-10# blank. He wanted a split grip design and really liked the feel of the Fuji VSS reel seat. He chose awesome Fuji Alconite guides for the build. Of course, he wanted the rod built in New York Giants team colors. The first guide of the rod has a special trim band design which came out great with the two contrasting colors.
The rod came out great and I delivered it to him yesterday before the game. He couldn’t be happier with the rod, and the fact that the Giants are going to the Superbowl in 2012!!
Cant wait to see this rod doubled over with a steelhead on it!!!

Love ya Dad!

Tight lines to all!!

Reel Tech Custom Steelhead Spinning Rod

This is Cory Brenner’s 2nd Reel Tech Custom. He went with a Rogue SS904 9′ 6-10 blank this time as he was looking for a good side drifting rod and all around steelhead spinning rod. He chose the quality REC Titanium guides again for the build. He liked the look and feel of the Fuji VSS Reel seat and wanted a split grip design for this rod. The red and silver aluminum winding checks compliment the red and silver thread wraps nicely. He requested a fancy diamond pattern in the split grip area as well to give the rod additional unique character.

Cory is already outlining what he wants for his 3rd Reel Tech Custom Steelhead Rod. The next one will be built on a St. Croix blank! Cant wait to custom build his next dream rod!!

Tight Lines to all!!

The Reel Tech-Honored

Hello all,

Just wanted to say that I am proud to have met the acquaintance of Christopher Heller, owner of Allaroundangler.com, a site for river fishermen, by river fishermen. Chris’ passion for fishing is undeniable. Just recently, Chris advised me and made an announcement on his site that I would be officially endorsed and recommended as the preferred Fishing Reel and Fishing Rod technician for Allaroundangler.com. I am honored to be part of, and to be associated with Chris Heller and Allaroundangler.com.

The link to the announcement is: http://allaroundangler.com/blog/2012/01/the-reel-techaaa-endorsed-reel-rod-repair/

I have added a link to Allaroundangler.com to my Friends page. Please take some time and browse through Christopher’s site. Chris and his friends are REALLY talented fishermen and know how to harvest the chrome. Their great videos are both entertaining and very informative. The articles and stories section is full of top notch, very accurate, and extremely helpful information.

One thing I applaud Chris for is the fact that he keeps all river names and locations anonymous. Chris encourages site visitors to send in success photos or any fishing photos for that matter, without fear that where you are fishing will be revealed. Gaining true fishing knowledge is never about where, what river, or what spot, its about learning the techniques and tactics, and then applying them to wherever you live, and whatever river you fish. There is a lot of fantastic knowledge that can be obtained from the site, no matter what your skill level at fishing may be.

Thank you Chris Heller and Allaroundangler.com !!

Tight lines and screaming drags!

Jan 9,10 2012 Winter Steelhead Fishing

Had a great time on the water for a couple of days with my Dad and friend Jon Geyer. Water was low, and the fishing was good. We were able to catch fish both side drifting yarn, as well as getting fish in the hard to reach areas with the floats and Reel Tech Custom jigs. My Dad got his best steelhead to date. Fun times! Thanks for joining us Dad, it was great having you along!

Dad bent on steel!

Dad’s jig biting chromer

Jonny Bendo!

Dad with more steel

This fish survived a sea lion attach early on in its journey, never would have known the way it fought!
Check out those teeth marks, finally grabbed a bit of the belly and tore it out.

Myself with a couple

Winter chrome with a mouth full of maribou!!

Reel Tech Jig = Steelhead candy

More to come, its still early!
Tight lines and screaming drags!