Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
harvey lee

LakeLady rods

Recommended Posts

Here is a great new addition to Fishing Minnesota's sponsors.

Check Kris out as he builds some awesome rods.

Kris Kristufek builds award-winning functional fishing rods “As Individual As You Are.” At LakeLady Custom Rods, he offers handcrafted fishing tools custom-fitted to your individual measurements. Using premium blanks and components, Kris crafts each rod with care, distinction, and attention to detail. creating a unique fishing rod for the discriminating fisherperson. He has a passion for perfection.

LakeLady Rods was founded in 1998 as a cottage industry in the lake country at Breezy Point, MN. Kristufek is a Certified Professional Rod Builder and has built over 1,500 custom fishing rods. He has built rods for Governors, Senators, top contending pro fisherman and countless rods for everyday fisher people.

LakeLady Custom Rods was chosen to build eight custom rods for the Governor and his party as the “Official Rod Crafter” for the 2001 Governor’s Fishing Opener. LakeLady Rods has twice been featured on Minnesota Bound with Ron and Raven; KMSP-Fox TV;WCCO-TV, Lakeland Public TV; Four Winds TV Show; Brainerd Outdoor Radio. There have been articles in the Lake Country Echo, Northland Press, Brainerd Dispatch, St. Cloud Times, and Minneapolis Tribune. LakeLady Custom Rods won the People’s Choice award at the 2006 Kinship Partner Taste of the Lakes; 2003 Best of Show –Custom Rod Builders Guild and numerous other awards.

Kristufek is rapidly becoming known as the Rod Professor, as he shares his skills teaching others the addictive craft of custom rod building. Teaching and sharing the craft are a main priority. He also developed a successful extra-curricular program for high school “at-risk” young people to explore other avenues for their lives.

Kristufek attends national and international rod building seminars, takes master classes each year maintaining and increasing his skill level as one of the nation’s credible and notable custom fishing rod builders.

LakeLady Rods has a bamboo division “Bamboo Forever”, specializing in bamboo restoration/repair along with building new bamboo rods. Rod repair is also available. Component parts including blanks will shortly be available thru a secure on-line store ready to be drop-shipped to your address.

LakeLady Custom Rods may be contacted through their web site at: www. Lakeladyrods.com or email: rodbuilder@lakeladyrods.com or by phone at 218-562-4512.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Those look like some pretty nice rods. I may need to get me one of them this fall.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to the family Kris, some beautiful looking rods!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have not heard of this line of rods until now. Just one of the many things that makes FM/HSO such a valuable tool.

Thank you LakeLady for your sponsorship. It's nice to have you aboard.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

These are beautiful rods. I first saw them doing a search on custom rods in MN. Not too much later Ron Schara had a great piece on them during an episode of MN Bound. Someday...

They are truly fantastic works of art.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to the sponsors on this site Kris! Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you sell more rods through my HSOforum.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got a custom muskie rod from Kris. It is amazing. I love everything about it and I gaurentee nobody has a rod that looks like mine out there. Perhaps if I get ambitious enough I will have to snap a pic sometime.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah...checked out his site and definitely some some nicely crafted rods. And there is nothing like having the exact rod you want built to fit you and what you want to do with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • It’s amazing to me to look back already and realize 1.5 days around C season time  will be the story of my entire archery season this year.  Just too much other stuff going on AGAIN this spring to make an honest season out of it.   Full on fishing during any spare moments now.   Good luck out there!
    • Here are two more for you leech, but this time the holes were in some red pines up the Echo Trail.
    • No, no it looks like it was carved.  
    • I'm going to give it one last hoorah tomorrow morning. Going to be a quick effort before work but I've got a couple toms patterned pretty well. 
    • Have 2 pair of Costa sunglasses and cases for sale. Very good condition. $80 a pair FIRM!!! Only selling because I bought new prescription Costas. Live near Elk River. 
    • Cool, but that Goldeneye looks a little stuffed stiff. 
    • Here are a couple of pics of ducks nesting in tree cavities. We have a goldeneye and a hooded merganser. 
    • Spring is exploding right into summer across Wisconsin. You would never know that just three weeks ago the Northwoods was covered with ice and snow. Memorial Day weekend kicks of the unofficial start to summer and many of the reservable campsite at state parks and forests are booked. The best remaining camping opportunities can be found in the non-reservable campsites in northern state forests. The lower Wisconsin River continues to run high, but there were signs of sandbars beginning to emerge in some areas as water slowly drops.Universe in the Park astonomy program begins this weekend with program at Blue Mound and Kohler-Andrae state parks.Photo credit: UW-Madison Dept. of AstronomyFields and forests have greened up, and regular rains have kept fire danger low to moderate across most of the state with just a few areas still in high fire danger. Through the spring fire season 639 wildfires burned 1,800 acres; 53 structures were destroyed and another 441 were threatened, but saved.Wisconsin's northern zone musky season opens this Saturday and spring fish assessments are showing they won't be disappointed with what they find, with many fish over 40 inches netted and released. .
    • P. S. Seasoning has a Memorial Say sale of 20% off everything plus free shipping on orders over $30.