Mike McFarland

Mike grew up fishing the famous central Pennsylvania trout streams such as Penns Creek, Spruce Creek, and the Little Juniata. While fishing for these selective trout he honed his casting skills and developed ideas of how a fly rod should perform.

He started building rods as a hobby at the age of 18. This hobby snowballed into a part time business and later into a full-time profession. In 1997 Mike started McFarland Rod Company. Since then, he has expanded the company to include a complete blank rolling facility where he produces blanks for many of the worlds finest rod makers and rod companies.

Mike has dedicated much of his life to building and designing fly rods. He has built rods from just about every material from split bamboo to the latest high-tech composites.

Mike also enjoys tournament casting and is a 5-time winner of the Hardy Cup bamboo rod casting competition.