rodbuildDuring December 1995 Rod Cross, the then owner of African FlyFishing Adventures convinced Ricko to join his company as full time rod builder.

Ricko Cronje has been building fly rods since the mid 1990’s, specializing in Bamboo and graphite rods.  Ricko often builds commissioned rods, be they for fly fishing guides, as “ thank you” gifts to retiring chairmen,  husbands-to-be and even a bride-to-be.

Then there are the one of a kind rods, “Hot Rod”,  “Tiger Time”, “GT Special”, “Peacock Bass”, “The Dorado”, “Tarpon Mania”,  “Spekboom Special”, … and last but not least “Mermaid”

 “With every rod I build a part of me goes fishing, be it at Brookwood Trout Farm stocky bashing or Jardines de la Reina for the Silver King , but most importantly, we go fish”