Tom Regula is an experienced jewellery designer and maker, metalsmith, woodcarver, fly tyer, and fishing guide. He has over forty years of personal (not combined) experience in rod making and nearly fifty years in angling.
WHY BESPOKE RODS AND KNIVES BY TOM REGULA ARE DIFFERENT
The things we surround ourselves with are more than objects. They are vessels for breathing, living memories that joined together become our past and can often reflect who we are today. Tom Regula reshapes the meaningful objects from your life and builds them into your rod to enable you to carry your fond memories whenever you enjoy fishing.
Objects have a story to tell, just like humans. If you look closely at Tom Regula bespoke products, you will notice that their uniqueness doesn’t stop at the remarkable attention to detail, finest craftsmanship and one of a kind design. The wooden detail in his rods not only increase the sensitivity of his rods but also, they make each bespoke rod an item of highly personal and sentimental value. Be it part of a stock from an old shotgun, a dog tag of a dear, four-legged friend, a 5000-year-old piece of bog wood from one’s ancestor’s country of origin, a piece taken off an old table from the workshop of a client’s father, a guitar string, a memorable ring or a piece of wood from the place that brings back special moments, Tom Regula can add to your bespoke rod or a hunting knife a true piece of your life.
Tom Regula aims to get to know his clients individually as it helps him create the perfect rod. For this reason, whenever possible Tom strives to meet clients personally. Travelling long distances can be arranged to have an informal meeting, take any necessary measurements or even go fishing together. As an experienced fishing guide and bespoke craftsman not only can Tom give unforgettable fishing experiences but by seeing an angler in action he is able to create a fly rod that is better tailored to the particular needs of the person.
Fly fishing has fascinated Tom Regula since his early childhood. Aged eight, with the help of his Father he whipped the new rings on his first fly rod. At that time, he didn’t know that this small repair would turn into his lifetime passion. With time passing, the number of rods rising and the hours spent in a workshop and during tests in a variety of fisheries increasing, Tom’s rod-making knowledge and experience grew.
FREE FITTING SERVICE
Taking the bespoke offering further, our unique fitting service is designed to ensure that your fishing rod fits you down to the smallest detail. To assist in this process Tom Regula offers a one to one meeting and a consultation service to ensure that the rod fits the client’s physical shape, the size of his or her hand and their individual casting style.
SIGNATURE ROD HANDLES
Over time, Tom Regula developed his signature rod handles. They marry high-grade Portuguese cork with quality ancient wood inserts, which Tom bevells at a special angle to enhance a fly fisher’s experience. This is thanks to the wooden inserts and their denser than cork structure, which adds sensitivity and allows the user to register even the softest of takes. As an added bonus, the handles also look exceptionally beautiful.