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HAPPY 2015!!


I am very fortunate for being involved in the fishing industry in one way or another for the last 25 years. Each year, new friends are met, and new relationships are started. I also get the pleasure to be of service to my growing family of long time repeat customers and friends.

As 2014 comes to a close, The Reel Tech would like to thank all of my fishing reel and custom rod customers for keeping me so busy! Thank you for your trust, confidence, and satisfaction. I am excited to continue growing The Reel Tech book of satisfied, happy, return customers in 2015.

Have a safe and wonderful New Year!
John Strenk
The Reel Tech

What its all about!!

Great photo from the guys at NWKFishing.com.
Makes me smile 🙂


Keep em bent!!

Reel Tech Custom Jig Dandy!

Reel Tech Custom Pink/Orange jig responsible for this adrenaline rush. Awesome!

Bobber Down!!


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!

Reel Tech Premium Steelhead Jigs getting it done

Some nice fish from recent outings that couldn’t resist an awesome jig 🙂
All fish released after the photos.

Reel Tech Pink/Orange jig:

Reel Tech Pink/Orange jig:

Jon Geyer with a Steelhead taken on a Reel Tech Volcano Jig:

Perfect drag free drift = Bobber downs 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 – 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!!

Happy Reel Tech Custom Fishing Rod Owner

Got a nice message and photo from a happy angler. The photo is of a DANDY winter steelhead caught on his Reel Tech Custom Spinning Rod.

Here are Matty’s words:
“Here is one pf my 2 that I caught today. The rod fishes great I just love it. We hooked 7 boated 6 and kept 6 great day on the water.”

Thank you for sharing the photo Matty. You made my day. I am very happy you love the rods. I wish you continued success and happiness my friend!!

Tight Lines and Screaming Drags to ALL!