K. Rowland Reels


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About K. Rowland reels


´ve always been a do-it-yourself type of man. Making things myself is the way to get things exactly the way I want them. I had designed and made bamboo rods for some time when I bought a lathe to make customized reel seats. One day it occurred to me that I could start using my lathe for making reels also. I worked on the first reel for days – it wasn´t a masterpiece, but I didn´t give up and they started to get better and better. Now years later, it is very important to me that every reel leaving the workshop is a handmade masterpiece. I take pride in my designs and craftsmanship.

Feet on the ground and head in the clouds.

- Unknown -

Reels and Rods

Raven reels

I build two different fly reel models namely Raven 3/0 and Raven 4/0. I recommend shorter spey rods in line weights #7-9 for Raven 3/0 whereas Raven 4/0 is best accompanied by longer spey rods in line weights #9-11.


  • Outer diameter 98mm (3.86″)
  • Spool width 3/0: 30mm (1.18″) and 4/0: 40mm (1.57″)
  • Backing capacity 3/0: +200m (220yd) and 4/0: +250m (275yd)
  • 2x stainless steel thrust bearings in the drag system
  • 3x stainless steel ball bearings
  • S-handle made of stainless steel
  • Smooth and powerful cork drag with a pleasant click sound
  • Completely handmade in Finland
  • Made of high grade aluminum, stainless steel and titanium

Woodoo rods

The Woodoo fly rod selection comprises three two handed models from 11′ to 13’6″ in length. Rods come with two tip sections, one longer, one shorter making each one a versatile tool for variety of fishing conditions.


  • Two tip sections, one being 4″-5″ shorter and stiffer
  • Excellent lifting power
  • All models are 4-pc plus extra tip
  • Hand made stainless steel reel seat
  • Unlike many others, we use truly superb cork with no filling
  • Hard chrome snake rings
  • Matte blank and thread finish
  • Comes with aluminium rod tube
  • Rods can be customised per customer needs (handle shape, threading, signature)


  • Woodoo 11´/ 10´8″ #8-10 / Skagit 400 – 600gr Rod weight 220g, 2/4 action & fast
  • Woodoo 13´/ 12´7″ #7-9 / Skagit 400 – 600gr Rod weight 250g, 4/4 action & med fast/fast
  • Woodoo 13´6″/ 13`1″ #8-11 / Skagit 450 – 700gr Rod weight 265g, 3/4 action & med fast/fast

Product photos

Making of…

K. Rowland Raven 4/0 – handmade quality reel from Juuso Syrjä on Vimeo.

  • Write us at


  • Our workshop address

    37100 Nokia, FINLAND

  • Facebook page


  • Kevin Rowland




For more information regarding the reels, feel free to contact me at the information above or fill out the form and I’ll get back to you!