The making of every CTS rod or blank is as much about science as it is art. That’s where the company’s founder, Stephen Pratt, and his team come in.
With a technology degree from Massey University, the curiosity of an inventor and a passion to create the perfect fishing rod, Stephen established CTS in 1999. Since then, thousands of fishermen and custom rod builders have beaten a path to his door.
Continuous innovation of CTS products is driven by a desire to revolutionize the experience of fishing, rather than to innovate merely for the sake of change. And by concentrating on quality rather than volume, the team has created a name for CTS worldwide.
But as well as a commitment to superior quality and performance, Stephen is also dedicated to understanding and delivering on every customer’s unique requirements.
We hosted Two Cowboys & a Camera at CTS.
They’re story tellers who travel the world visiting makers and producers in local communities – Makers like CTS and MAVEN, our finished rod company. We were delighted to take them around our world-class manufacturing facility and rod building studio, and give them an opportunity to show you what goes into making our rod blanks and finished rods.
“This is not so much a fishing rod business, as it is a business for beauty, function and ingenuity.” – Two Cowboys