There are hundreds of 'contemporary' rod makers out
there. Some are making enough rods to really have the
experience to call themselves Rod Makers. Others are
more 'hobbists' who sell a few rods to friends and
What makes Ron Kusse different? Fifty-four years of
making cane rods.
One man, working alone to build fine rods. To quote
Ron, "all products are produced by my two hands."
Ron will tell you a cane rod will do anything a graphite
rod can do. Don't believe it? Stop by the Chat Room and
talk to "QC" - he's a frequent evening visitor, and Host of
the Thursday evening Cane Chat.
Have you ever cast a Quadrate rod? Quadrates are four-sided. The action
of the quadrate blanks is medium-fast, giving great performance. Quads as they
are called are also more difficult to build.
Besides 'Quad' and the usual 'Hex' (hexagonal or six-strip rod,) Ron
also produces fine blanks. If you have always wanted a fine bamboo
rod here is the way to have one for a fraction of the finished cost.
Ron also sells all the fittings necessary to finish the rod - (which he also
produces) but only to those building rods from his blanks.
For those who make the decision to fish cane, the
choice is made with the heart as much as the mind. It
is more than returning to a tradition. It is the choice to
join nature with a rod which was a living, breathing part
of that world.
Considering cane? Talk to Ron about your desires - and
questions. For more information, check out the
~ Deanna Birkholm, Publisher FAOL