"Cajun Rods® is a company that has great products, strong values and high expectations. Don’t take my word for it. Try one for yourself ... You’ll be hooked too!"
Melissa ParsonsI’m an amateur saltwater angler from the Jacksonville Beach/North Florida region who loves being on the water. As a Florida native, I have been fishing, hunting and lobstering for as long as I can remember. My love for fishing started as a small child, fishing offshore in the Florida Keys with my father and grandfather for Mahi. What really got me hooked was fishing the backwaters of the Ten-Thousand Islands where we caught Snook, Redfish and Trout. There was nothing better than watching the water under the mangroves explode, as a Snook gulped down my bait. Well nothing except maybe hearing the drag sing afterwards.
Now that I call Jax Beach home, I’m getting accustomed to fishing in the grass instead of mangroves. I fish a mix of inshore, for Reds, Flounder, and Trout, as well as offshore on the reefs and then squeeze in a trip down south whenever I can. I still love Redfish and Snook, but to be honest, I don’t have a favorite species to catch. I am truly happy catching almost any type of fish, even small Mangrove Snapper (especially if the bite is good). I love the variety that the North Florida region offers me. I can catch Reds one day and then go 10 miles out and troll for Kingfish the next. I have even been lucky enough to catch a Snook in Jacksonville! My trophy fish to date is a beautiful Roosterfish that I landed on a trip to Costa Rica this past summer. My next goal is to land a Wahoo or a Cobia.
I was recently introduced to Cajun Custom Rods® at a local retail store (Strike-Zone Fishing in Jacksonville, FL), and the Cajun Coastal got me hooked. This fishing rod is not only extremely light (making it comfortable to throw all day) but also amazingly sensitive while at the same time, durable enough to bend in a horseshoe without snapping! I’m not joking – the salesman bent it in half to prove I couldn’t break it. The first time I used it, I was amazed at the sensitivity. I could feel each individual oyster as my jig brushed over it and easily differentiate that from the finicky bite of a fish. But the rod still has backbone to land an over-slot Redfish. The range of Cajun Rods® on the market allows me to target the variety of fish I have come to love in Jacksonville. I can fish inshore or offshore and still have confidence that I’m fishing with the highest quality piece of equipment on the market – a Cajun Rods®.
The rods speak for themselves in their performance, durability and competitive price point, but the company behind them is equally impressive. Cajun Custom Rods®, Inc. is a “Made in the USA” company that rolls their own blanks from scratch to engineer the best rods possible. Jaesen and the company put quality first, paying attention to detail and using only high caliber components, in order to ensure that all of their products have the same exceptional quality and amazing performance for every day on the water. It is my honor and privilege to be part of the Cajun Rods® family, and to represent a company that has great products, strong values and high expectations. Don’t take my word for it. Try one. You’ll be hooked too.