Chris Smoot of Navarre has been making custom rods for himself as well as his family and friends for the past six years. Smoot says he was motivated to start making custom fishing rods because he could never find a rod that met his exact specifications, so he started acquiring supplies to build rods exactly the way he wanted.
Chris Smoot, an avid fisherman and rod builder, created two kid-sized fishing rods to be given away at this year’s Take a Kid Fishing event. Photo by Nick Acevedo
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