Featured Rod Projects
Matt's Great Lakes spiral rod features a woven graphite butt grip, halographic tiger wrap, and spiral guides for proper alignment.more
Paul Farrell shows off his rebuilt bamboo rod, won at an MUCC fundraising event supporting conservation in MI.more
Matt's personal rod features his exclusive Thumb Wells Grip crafted from cherry with inlay feathers on handle and reel seat.more
Matt enjoys getting to know his clients. Whether it's listening to their stories behind a rod being restored or hearing a fisherman's preferred fishing style for designing a custom rod. Every project is unique and every customer gets special treatment.
- "I really enjoyed fishing (with the Crown Jewel). It was my favorite rod of the day. I could get used to it." Dan K.
- "This is too beautiful to fish with. I have just the spot to hang it on my wall . . ." John Gerlach
- "I love my SCV custom fly rod, made especially for me. It's so light weight and absolutely beautiful! Matt uses only the finest quality parts in his rods and I have a hunch he added a little TLC to mine." Renee Lubaway
news & events
8-11 January2015 Ultimate Fishing Show
Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. MetroWest Steelheaders and MUCC Booths. Stop by and say hello!21-22 Feb2015 International Custom Rod Builder Expo
Winston-Salem, North Carolina.26-1 Feb-Mar2015 Outdoorama
Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. MetroWest Steelheaders and MUCC Booths. Stop by and say hello!
13-14 March2015 Midwest Fly Fishing Expo
Macomb Community Collecge Sports and Expo Center in Warren.19-22 MarchUltimate Sport Show
Grand Rapids at DeVos Place. MUCC Booth. Stop by and say hello!
Craftsmanship, not assembly. Matt has developed techniques based on years of dedicated research and experience. He's a visionary and an artisan, driven to building superior, high performance rods.