As we move into the next year, I will continue to grow this 'labor of love' of making fly rods for all levels of anglers & you'll see some new offerings coming from my rod shop. This will include new rod tapers for you to choose from. I will be adding some smaller, lighter rods for the ultra-light bamboo anglers & rods of different line weights in a wide range of lengths. I hope to also be offering a lower priced, custom made graphite fly rod for the angler on a budget, or those just starting out. In addition, I'll work to reduce the time it takes in delivering your rod from the time you order it, allowing you to get your rod sooner.
I'll also try to keep my prices as low as possible. This is never easy, but I feel it's important so that I can continue to offer custom made fly rods to as many anglers as possible. With the costs of materials & shipping continuing to rise, I'll keep my prices locked in where they are now for as long as possible. I'll also be introducing a payment plan that's more flexible & will allow you to pay for rods in ways that are more convenient for you.
You'll also see some changes to this website in the coming year. I will be adding more information & content for you. Some things will get a different, more user-friendly look. I want this website to be a place where you can find everything you need to know when choosing a fly rod - from general information to very specific things to consider before you buy a rod anywhere.
I'll continue to try to spread goodwill next year by working with different charities & organizations that do good work through the sport of fly fishing & continue to spread the word about folks who deserve our help & attention. Once again I'll be working with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc & I'll let you all know more about that later on.
I thank you all again for your support this past year. I know that the economy has had different effects on all of us & that makes your support even more special to me. Rest assured, no matter what the economic conditions are I will continue to grow this business. I'll continue to work full time making rods & helping anglers get more enjoyment from fly fishing. I'm looking forward to next year - to both the rods & the friends I'll make. Please remember, my door is always open to all anglers. Contact me anytime.
May you all have a safe, healthy, & happy New Year!!!!