"While I’ve fished with many different cane rods, Marks are among the nicest I’ve sampled. His attention to detail at every step shines through in the finished product but as casting tools, they are second to none. Mark put a 7’ #4 in my hands last spring and although I would not consider myself a cane rod enthusiast, I know a nice stick when I cast it. This rod is a joy to cast and to fight fish with.
If you are looking for a high quality cane rod, I would recommend getting together with Mark".
Co-owner, Grand River Outfitting & Fly Shop
FFF Certified Instructor
"Your 5 weight is a great rod for the Grand River browns. Your attention to detail and workmanship are second to none!"
"I own two of Mark Baker's custom-built split-bamboo fly rods, a 4-weight and a 5-weight. These rods are excellent, with tapers based on classic rod makers designs. Both rods have good power, track straight and cast very smoothly. Their sensitivity is such that you can feel the fish fighting through the rod. The workmanship and attention to detail are excellent: they are made from the finest grade Tonkin cane and crafted using silk thread wraps, nickel silver ferrules/reel seats and hand-turned cork handles. His rods include identical tip sections and are competitively priced. For anyone looking for the grace and elegance of split-bamboo fly rods, Mark Baker's fly rods make excellent choices."
Bill Wong (Member, Trout Unlimited Canada)