K. Rowland Reels

K. Rowland Reels

Handmade quality fly reels

Proudly made in Finland

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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.
Ville has been my fishing buddy for years. He and his family run a metal workshop close to where I live. They welcomed me to use their machinery to create sound prototypes. Ville got inspired by them and soon we started to work as a team. Ville is our company’s sense and that leaves me the man of sentiment. Making numerous salmon fly reels together we have found our combination works and we are dedicated to make quality reels. Our customers have given us excellent feedback. Our near future goal is to design trout reel models also.

We take pride in our designs and craftsmanship. It is very important to us that every reel leaving our workshop is a handmade masterpiece.

We have our feet on the ground and heads in the clouds.

- Either one of us -


At present we produce two different reel models called Raven 3/0 and Raven 4/0. We 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.

Specifications of Raven 3/0 and 4/0

  • 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

Photo gallery

Making of…

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

Our team

We're a small team of two enthusiastic salmon flyfishermen. We craft beautiful and functional fly reels and love what we do.

  • Our workshop address

    Vesalantie 8, 33960 Pirkkala, FINLAND

  • Write us at


  • Ville Korpi


  • Kevin Rowland


Contact us

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