Sunday, August 28, 2011

Custom build nets and rods.

It has been a while since I have posted anything. With our river season still closed (3 more days to go), work keeping me busy and trying to get my online shop up and running I haven't spend much time on the blog, fishing or tying any flies.

Today I thought I would give a shout out to a very talented rod and net maker. Mario Geldenhuys of Custom Fly Rods has help me quite allot in the last few weeks to get my website up and running. Apart from being a guru on the computer Mario is also a master at making custom rods and fishing nets.

Mario make his Japanese style curved nets from scratch. He even goes out and collect and cut his own pieces of wood and is always looking for that next piece of wild wood with the perfect grain.

Each net starts of by laying out the handle shape on a piece of wood to best incorporate the grain of the wood in the final handle.

One of Mario's net in action

It is well worth giving Mario a shout if you need that one of a kind net or custom build rod. His craftsmanship and attention to detail is superb.

Give a visit and check out the gallery section of the site for some more samples of Mario's work, including hand crafted reel seats, grips, custom build rods, and more.

And of course if you need help building a website or a place to host it, then Mario is also the man to speak to.


  1. Wow, those are beautiful nets! I'll be checking out Mario's site. Thanks friend.

  2. Things are looking good over here!! The handles of the nets are very beautiful...Glad you are back posting!

  3. Thanks for the great link. Those nets are awesome. 3 days probably never seemed so long. Good luck on your online shop. I will definitely be checking it out. Good luck to you when the waters open back up. Tight Lines.

  4. Magnificent!!! It is the art. Thank you for the link. It is a good product to be proposed in your shop? Congratulation for your online shop which is very interesting.

    Goodbye Cyril

  5. Beautiful woodwork on those nets!! I'll have to check out his site for sure...thanks for posting.

  6. Nice products in your online shop. Thanks for your links and beautiful nets