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About Me

I am an avid angler and rod builder, located in the beautiful state of Virginia.


I specialize in fly and light tackle rods: single-handed, double-handed, small stream, kayak rods, pack rods, guide rods and other specialty sticks for anglers of all ages and abilities, including those with physical disabilities. 

Building is a passion for me, almost as much as fishing. I build each rod one at a time. Excellent craftsmanship is my priority, and I take pride in designing rods that marry form and function, producing handsome tools to help my customers perform at their very best, regardless of their skill level.

Custom rods are not just for pro anglers. If you've never owned a custom rod, it can be a very practical means of getting a rod with the options you really want and need. Many anglers pay top dollar for factory-made rods that are built to manufacturer specifications, never considering a custom option. A rod built to your specifications, by a builder that you know, provides value in so many ways.


I fish my rods. All the rods I build are designed to fish, and each carries my promise of honest workmanship. I look forward to building a custom rod for you.


Stephen Christopherson

Founder, Rod Builder


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