Handcrafted Fly Rods by Ricko Cronje

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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.

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

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

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                                                     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.