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Awesome photo edited by Chris Blanchard of NWK. Such a cool edit of a photo of the NWK crew Reel Tech Custom Rods. Proud to be a part of it :)

Tight lines and bent rods!!

REEL TECH CUSTOM – AllAroundangler BENDO shot

Chris Heller of AllAroundAngler.com was fishing with the NWK crew recently when they captured this photo of Heller fighting a fish. Knowing how much I enjoy Bendo shots, especially when the rod in the photo is a Reel Tech Custom, he sent this photo to me.

Fantastic shot of a Reel Tech Custom in a full arc…..thanks Chris :)
Cant wait to get out and fish with you guys again.

Tight lines and screaming drags!

Winter Steelhead – Jig gets it done

Gotta love a tough day of fishing in the cold, finished off with a bobber down. This dandy fell for a pink/orange Reel Tech Custom Steelhead Jig at the top of a break in some pocket water. The season is just starting, looking forward to more fun !

Perfect drifts and bobber downs to all!

Happy Customer – Nice job Tim!!

Thanks for the new rod John! Reel tech rods rock!

Words and photo photo from a happy customer. He caught a DANDY steelhead today on his Reel Tech Custom wrapped G.Loomis STR 1141. Thanks for the photo Tim! I always enjoy seeing my customers enjoying their custom rods.

Tight Lines to all!

Happy Customer – Reel Tech Custom Rods – Words from the water

“Hi John, thought I would let you know what a fantastic rod you built. I only drifted 20 ft when this first one took it, which was our largest today. landed another to finish out the day. I really like the rod and especially your detail work. Many Thanks! “

Reel Tech Custom broken in the first day, the first cast, first drift. I think that may be a new record for time it takes to break one in. LOVE IT! Makes me VERY HAPPY!

Enjoy the rod my friend, wishing you many more steelhead on your new rod!

Tight Lines….Keep em BENDO!!!


Got a very nice message today from my customer in Washington who recently received his Reel Tech Custom.

“The most amazing rod I have ever fished John, the performance is better than I imagined. First time I take it out and I got this nice chrome steelhead today, Im beyond happy……unbelievable sensitivity and its got great mojo…..check is in the mail for another one!”

His words and the photo made my day. I love my customers…. they waste no time breaking in their new rods in style, and keep me busy :)

Tight lines!!

Novemeber fun!!

Fall is my favorite time of year. The fall colors of the trees, the cooler temperatures, hunting season, and willing steelhead.
Had a great time as always with my good friend Jon Geyer yesterday. We had a nice relaxing fun day on the river landing 9 steelhead on some Reel Tech Custom float rods. All fish were happily released after the photos Beautiful day and willing fish……what more could you ask for on a fine November day?

Southern Oregon fun at its beet!
Action shots from the day to follow :) Tight lines everyone!

Good times with great friends – Summer on the Rogue

Fall Chinook season continues here on the Rogue. Nothing like time on the water with friends. Willing fish is the icing on the cake :)

George and Richard taking a break:

George Freitas with a dandy summer steelhead that smashed a salmon plug:

Wyman with a nice salmon:

Gotta love those SOLID egg bites……this one REALLY wanted it!

George with another:

Sunset BENDO :)

Tight Lines to all !

Summer Fun in Southern Oregon

The fall salmon season is upon us, as well as the summer Steelhead. One of my favorite times of the year :)

Barry Filippone with a dandy Chinook:

Good friends George Freitas and Barry Filappone:

Summer Steel:

Tight Lines :)

Reel Tech Custom Steelhead Float Rods in action

Summer time, willing Steelhead, and Bent rods. Fantastic time of year to live in Oregon :)

10’6″ 4-8# Float Rod BENDO!!!

Tight lines and BENT rods my friends !!