My wife loves to fish - probably because she usually outfishes me - and for her birthday, I decided to do something real special for her. We had been at the Red River Valley Sportsman Show in Fargo and I visited the White Cap Rods booth and got to talking to Jon. I took his card and started perusing rods and the options that he offered on his website. I ordered a rod that would fit my wife’s needs and after a few short weeks, I was absolutely amazed at the beauty of this custom one-of-a-kind creation. From the custom cloth cover embroidered with my wife’s name to the threading colors and quality of the components on the rod went well above and beyond my expectations. My wife was more than amazed to own a rod that had her name on and we fished and landed a bunch of walleyes. Here’s where it changed for me. I had asked her to try her rod and she graciously allowed me, but made me promise to give it back to her! I fished with it for 10 minutes before landing my first fish and I will tell you this: this rod is extremely sensitive and is more like an extension of my fingertips - I didn’t want to give it back, but I did. She let me use it for a couple tournaments and I believe it has helped me sense those finicky bites and helped me land more fish than I had expected to. Well, that’s when I decided to get my own and I must say that there’s a certain amount of pride when I pull out my custom rod, rig it and fish with it. Even when the fish aren’t biting, it’s a thing of beauty to just look at as you troll along. Thank you Jon (and Margaret, too!) for two superb rods.
Rod details: Hers: Batson Rainshadow Revelation, medium, fast, 6’6”, 8-14# test, 1/4-5/8oz jig weight, mostly trolling, occasional slip bobber, custom engraved wood handle. His: RODgeeks, same details as hers, both paired with Shimano Spirex 2500RG reels. If you are even considering a custom rod, go with WHITE CAP RODS!
Great rod, great guy, great fishing!
Brad T. Winger, MN
I just wanted to let you know what a superb rod you made. It has the best action. I was able to land this 32 inch, 10 northern today on Lake Winniebgosh this afternoon while fishing for perch. I absolutely just love this rod.
Jim from SD
Jon, Marcus opened the rod on his birthday on Saturday and says it is the most beautiful fishing rod he has ever seen! He is looking forward to finding a beautiful reel to go with it. Thank you for your work!
I received my husband's rod on Thursday!
Well, I could not wait to give the rod to my husband so I let him open it right away. He ABSOLUTELY LOVES IT!!! (AND SO DO I)! I love the color combinations and the pheasant feather. I really surprised him this time. We cannot believe how light the rod is either!
Thank you, again, for the wonderful rod and the hard work to get it here before Christmas.
I really do appreciate it!
It's the best damn walleye rod I ever used.
Pat, St. Joseph
We received the fishing rod today and it is absolutely beautiful. It is more than we expected. We can't thank you enough and we know our grandson will love it.
Paul & Diane, ND
The rod is very impressive, my wife said I should just hang it on the wall! The craftsmanship is just amazing, great detail.
Robert from Excelsior, MN