Backyard Custom Rods and Repairs is a small business based in Walkersville, Md run by Steve Fogle.
Steve hand crafts rods to your own personality and fishing needs and in the process creates a workable piece of art in each rod. Steve built a rod for me that has the backbone and hook setting power I desired and put the personal touches on it that make it truly a keepsake. So next time you need a rod instead of going to a chain sporting goods store or ordering one from a gigantic outdoor retailer why not give Steve a call and see if he can make a custom rod to your specifications.
Steve got his start building 7' fiberglass rods for flounder and now builds everything from 5' buggy whips to stand-up tuna rods. He has been fishing the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland for approximately 15 years and mainly targets stripers (Rock) but he likes fishing for anything that bites. He has built rods for charter boat Captains as well as novice fisherman and has built custom rods for various occasions such as birthdays, wedding gifts and Christmas presents and have even built one for a groom to present to his bride-to-be right before they got married.
Steve really takes pride in the rods that he builds and says there is nothing like seeing the expressions on the guys and gals faces that receive them.
When Steve discuss a custom rod with a customer, he wants to know what fish they intend to target and then he can recommend the best rod for that use. If you decide to have that "special" custom rod built or if you need repairs on rods, including rebuilding from the butt to the tip contact Steve to see a real craftsman at work.
Backyard Custom Rods and Repairs.
Contact Steve Fogle at (301) 898-1136 or Cell (240) 486-0007