Ever since I can remember, I have loved fishing. It all started when my grandfather took me. We would get all the tackle ready the night before, making sure the rods were clean, the line was in good condition, the hooks were sharp, and the appropriate boxes were filled with the right tackle. For me, that was just as important as going out and fishing the next day. We were able to enjoy each other's company at both points.
At around the age of 10, I started tying flies with him, and it was the same joy. Getting everything just as perfect as possible to catch fish was that much more gratifying. As I grew older, choosing the spots, prepping the gear, and making weights, jigs, lures, and flies just wasn't enough anymore. I decide to take it another step further and started building rods. The anticipation of preparing for fishing and constant pursuit of perfection brought me great excitement.