What People Are Saying About Midwest Custom Fly Rods


Had the Christmas party today and the spinning rod was a hit. I have 6 rods made by Steve and each is a piece of art. He made a gift rod for my boss and everyone loved it. One can't find better work at any price.

Thanks, Jim Rodman

I've ordered both a custom rod and material from Steve. His work is absolutely first class all around! And, he takes the time to help out others. Good Luck in your new venture at CustomRodBuildingSupplies.com- you know you have a loyal customer in me.

John Holohan

I have two rods built by Steve. The first is a 9'0 5/6wt that I absolutely love and also my new favorite rod which is a 6'6" 2wt. The quality and craftsmanship that go into each rod are unparralled and I look forward to purchasing another rod from MWCFR and Steve in the future.

You will be very pleased with not only the ease of dealing with Steve but also the attention that he puts into each one of his creations.

Eric Yonts

I look forward to rod number four from you. The other three have served me very well, literally making flyfishing very enjoyable. I appreciate your time and effort.

Kevin Denny

Steve your the best!! We now have 4 of your rods. ( flyfishing works of art) Lisa Loves the 2wt and cried when she broke her 5 wt. But that will be fixed soon. I use my 4 wt. just about everyday on the Lehigh River, Caught a lot of fish with it anywhere from 12 to 18 inches, the rod handles them all well. Can't wait till I get the next rods from you.


Wow your rods are probly the best I ever seen. I realy like the proffesional look. My next purchess will defenitly be a Midwest Rod!

Glenn from Penn

I got the new 7wt Steve. I absolutely love it. Great work as usual. Can't wait for the 3wt.

Chris Scott

Steve had listed a 10wt Matrix on Ebay. After reading the guestbook I was encouraged to take a chance..... WoW!!!!!!! The quality is right up there with Orvis, Loomis, LLBean, and Diamondback (I know...), but his aesthetics and detail surpasses 'em. I waited until I received it to decide what reel to grace it with. Needless to say, I invested in an Albright Tempest. I now feel like I will have to wear a tie when I fish!!!! Friggin Fancy!! If any of you doubt his ability, shoot me an email and I will gladly reply with pictures to prove my point. Steve, everyone on the Rogue River in Rockford is going to be calling you in the near future..... Thank you SIR!!

Mike St Charles

Thanks for the beautiful rod Steve. This baby is worth a thousand words. Pictures serve it no justice.

Thanks again,
Sam Fava

Thanks for the great blank and all your inspiration.

Lee Bellinger

Sharp looking website! Very classy looking rods! Ladies and Gentlemen, if you are looking for an innovative rod builder, you have found him here!

Wichael Ridlon