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Custom Fly Rods Show Notes with Kerry Burkheimer

10:19 – Lamiglas rods came from Grizzly Washington

12:34 – Kerry met Russ Peak, an amazing rod maker

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18:37 – The Burky feel for rods

24:45 – The pre-load concept explained

31:56 – George Cook was on the podcast at WFS 179

33:03 – Kerry met Mike Maxwell from Golden West

34:33 – Kerry decides to build a two-handed fly rod


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39:00 – The 7 or the 8 weight are the most popular Burkheimer rods

53:10 – Tom Morgan was on the podcast at WFS 161

56:56 – is where you can find a Burkheimer rod dealer near you

59:07 – Kerry used to be a musician

1:00:51 – Kerry shares what he thinks about Lefty Kreh

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1:03:33 – Kerry was on the Anchored Podcast with April Vokey



You can find Kerry on Instagram at @cfburkheimer


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WFS 179 – George Cook on Lake Fishing with a Fly – Isaak’s Ranch Fly Fishing

WFS 276 – A Guide to Classic Bamboo Fly Rods and Reels with Ward Tonsfeldt

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Custom Fly Rods Conclusion with Kerry Burkheimer

We heard about the story of CF Burkheimer fly rods – how Kerry built his company focused around custom fly rods. Kerry took us back to some of the huge mentors he had along the way that helped him develop his first rods.

Kerry explained the “pre-load concept” – how he makes the whole rod work and the so-called “Burky feel” for fly rods!