Handcrafted Fly Rods by Ricko Cronje


Handcrafting fly rods has been one of my passions for the past 23 years.

Having started my custom fly rod career building bamboo rods, also know as split cane, I started building on graphite and fiber glass blanks a few years later.

With bamboo still being my “True Love” it is always a pleasure getting a picture sent of a Tarpon, Tiger or Trout landed on one of “your” graphite rods.  This is even more special if the angler had a choice in creating his or her rod by deciding which reel seat to use or what colour of thread the binding should be.


A 7’6″ Bamboo rod recently completed. This is a classic Garison taper. Smooth casting , two piece.

Rod 1

The inscription – Spekboom , still one of my favourite trout streams in the old Transvaal.


                                                     CJ landing yet another beauty at the Bird of Prey trophy dam in Dullstroom.

Have a look through the site and give me a call or drop me a mail,
if you wish to have a one-in-a-trillion rod.