Kris builds award-winning custom fishing rods. He uses only premium blanks and components, creating unique fishing rods for the discriminating fisherperson at LakeLady Custom Fishing Rods. A Certified Professional Rod Builder by the Custom Rod Builders Guild, Inc., he is one of only two such Certified Pros in Minnesota and one of 36 in the U.S. He has built over 2,300 custom fishing rods. Kristufek is becoming known as the "Rod Professor" as he shares his skills, teaching others this interesting craft of Custom Rod Building. When not building rods he is a medical courier and travels the world.