The Story:

Wizzy’s Classic Custom Built Rods

Growing up on Kangaroo Island, South Australia, my love for fishing started at age 5. My love for it continued through my teenage years to my first job at 15 which was Custom Rod building with the great Steve Morris in Adelaide.

I loved the craft so much I moved to Cairns at 18 to learn and perfect my craft from one of the best, Jack Erskine. After working with Jack for many years, I took some time out to work for 6 years on Marlin Charter Boats in FNQ as No 1 deckie. During this time I have been lucky enough to fish around Australia in many different locations.

Despite my love of the craft I put it aside for many years to do my apprenticeship in building and become a qualified builder. That was 25 years ago now.

So some months ago I decided it was time to build my man cave and return to my true passion, custom rod building which is now my No1 hobby, getting ready for my retirement years. 🙂

I have owned a lot of gear in the last 40+ years of fishing, so I have learnt that quality and craftsmanship of custom rods has to be second to none, which is why I believe the care and attention to detail I apply to my custom rods sets me apart from the rest. If you’re looking for a custom rod, then do yourself a favour and call me.

The Product

I have built thousands of rods in my life and I believe that the key to maintaining a high level of technical skill is to continually source new product and to keep pace with world trends using professional rod building technique.

My passion for fishing and the craft of custom rod building has enabled me to create quality rods purpose built for either the professional or recreational angler.

The premium components I use are sourced from both Australia and USA and allow me to build anything you want, for any type of fishing, in a design of your choice.