Congratulations to Mr. Cantley Krafft of the Radford, Virginia area who is the WINNER of the Cajun Custom Rods® FREE COLLEGERODS™ giveaway!!!
Cantley is currently a student at Virginia Tech University (Home of the “Hokies”) and also an avid bass fisherman in the greater Virginia region. We contacted Cantley to inform him of his winning status and needless to say … as far as a college kid who loves to bass fish … well, he was pretty darn excited! During a scheduled conference call with him, we worked together to assist with his unique, one-of-a-kind Signature Series Virginia Tech CollegeRods™ (be sure to check out the below screenshot of his CollegeRods™ design … yep, that’s his rod that he designed right on the CollegeRods™ web-page with our proprietary “Build-A-Rod“… Can you say “Awesome!“).
After speaking with Cantley, we decided at Cajun Custom Rods® that not only would we be delivering a handcrafted CollegeRods™ Signature Series bass rod (BTW: Cantley designed a pitching/flipping rod to meet his style and technique of bass fishing in his home team Virginia Tech colors), but that we’d be showcasing his rod throughout the next few years so we can relay to our public and CCR fans of what folks do when they receive their handcrafted, balanced, tuned, personalized, and performance custom fishing rod. Example include: How do they fish with their rod? Where do they fish? Does a balanced and tuned custom fishing rod change the way they fish? Does the fishing rod make them a better angler? Do they have more confidence in their fishing rod if it’s a Cajun Custom Rods®? These are but some of the questions we’ll be helping to answer as we track Cantley and his CollegeRods™ on his adventures, but at the end of the day … we know that no matter what happens when he’s out on the water, he’s gonna’ have fun every time he sets the hook on his brand new Signature Series CollegeRods™!
So if ya’ll see Cantley out there with his Virginia Tech Signature Series CollegeRods™, yell out your favorite sports team cheer and be sure to bring your A-game to the water with a Signature Series CollegeRods™ from Cajun Custom Rods®! Have fun and we’ll keep you in the know as we track Cantley and his VT CollegeRods™ – so stay tuned to our CCR blog articles and social media to find out just …
” Cantley’s CollegeRods™ Fishing Tails <(((><( “
Post 1: Some info on Cantley provided below as we begin the journey of his brand new Signature Series CollegeRods™:
“My name is Cantley Krafft, and I’m addicted to bass fishing. My addiction began immediately after my dad and granddad exposed my brother and I to the New River at a very young age… I fell in love with the beautiful and healthy smallmouth that the fishery has to offer. Growing up, I’ve come to know many areas of the New River like the back of my hand; I’ve even been told that I was born with river water in my veins. My granddad bought my brother and I our own Jon boat a few years ago, and since then, that boat hasn’t gone more than a few consecutive days without being used. Generally, my brother and I fish for bass year-round, but we’ll occasionally fish for musky during the colder months. I participate in local tournaments on the New River, collegiate tournaments throughout Virginia and neighboring states, and I will be competing in the Oakley Big Bass for the first time this upcoming April. Other than the New River, I enjoy fishing Smith Mountain Lake, Philpott Lake, various ponds throughout my area, and of course the challenging Claytor Lake. Although I have a soft-spot in my heart for the New River, I find it so fun to fish new bodies of water regularly because it simply allows an individual to become a versatile angler; what may work on one’s home-waters may not work a few hours away on a different fishery.
You will rarely see me without a jig rod in my hands or at least within reach on deck; it’s my go-to lure that I have a lot of confidence in as an angler. My favorite ways to fish a jig on the New River, as well as other fisheries, include pitching into open hydrilla-pockets and wooden structure, or jigging one on the bottom through a deep ledge. Fishing is my addiction, my passion, and my dream career that I’m pursuing one day at a time. I love sharing my passion of fishing with others, the importance of catch and release fishing, fishing with my brother (who’s my #1 fishing partner, as well as the guy who has taught me most of all that I know about bass fishing).”
- Cantley Krafft, Virginia Tech CollegeRods™
If you’re looking for the ultimate fishing rod to cheer on your favorite team while fishing for your next trophy, then you’ve found the ultimate college fishing rod store for Students, Fans, and Alumni. Whether you’re the die-hard foam finger-waving fan, the bleacher creature in full body paint, or just the hard-core angler on the water casting, pitching, and flipping for your next trophy, our Signature series handcrafted CollegeRods™ will unleash the college fishing fanatic in you!