LW Fishing

Building rods has always been a dream of mine and some years ago I was lucky enough to spend some time with an expert rod builder and built my very own rod. After that I was hooked.

I now build custom made fly and lure rods to individual specification using blanks that have the reputation of being some of the finest in the industry. All the components I use are of the highest quality and I can recommend different guides/handles/seats to suit every individual taste and need. You can customise your rod as much or as little as you would like to make it a very personal and professional tool for your type and style of fishing.

My custom made rods do not fail to hit the mark, and are a pleasure to fish with (they seem to almost cast themselves). There is something magical about catching a fish on a perfectly crafted custom built rod.

Handmade custom fly rods
Dorset, United Kingdom
Richard Lyon-Wilson
07979 154741 | Email TBC

Our Story

There is something magical about catching a fish on a perfectly crafted custom built rod.

Richard Lyon WilsonLW Fishing

My passion for fishing and all things fish related has shaped the course of my life and the choices that I have made over the years.

I started fishing aged 5 on my uncle’s boat on the Exe Estuary. For as long as I can remember, fishing has brought me joy and pleasure. All through primary school I would be found every day after school catching minnows and trout in the local streams. I got into course fishing aged 8 and by 12 I was fly fishing-I had found my calling in life! I even managed to come 2nd in an interschool fly fishing competition. Sadly not something that takes place in schools these days.

From school I went to Sparshalt College to study fish farming and fishery management where I met some amazing people who went on to have lasting influence on my fishing career. I have worked as a river keeper in the Outer Hebrides, managed a trout restocking farm on Exmoor, worked on a trout farm in Australia. I have had incredible opportunities to fish all around the world, to build on my knowledge and skills and develop my understanding of and dedication to fishing.