In 1972 Lew Childre & Sons introduced a radically new fishing rod called the Lew’s Speed Stick. The rod employed a unique pistol grip design and a brand new ceramic ring guide with a cushion insert from Japanese manufacturer Fuji. Fuji’s new technology was available strictly on Lew Childre rods and together with the grip and new blank technology, Speed Sticks became the number one selling rod for a growing legion of bass fanatics.
In 1977 Lew Childre was killed in a plane crash and by 1988, without the vision and enthusiasm of the founder, Lew Childre & Sons closed it’s doors. Carl Haber, then the National Sales Manager of Childre, opened communications with Fuji to consider offering their products to rod manufacturers across the nation. In 1989 Haber was awarded an exclusive partnership with Fuji and high quality, high tech rod components became widely available to rod manufacturers across the nation.
Today, Anglers Resource operates the single largest Fuji distributorship outside of Japan and provides rod makers and custom rod builders the widest selection of rod building components in the industry.
Together, President/Owner Carl Haber and Sales Manager, Donnie Paul bring over 60 years of knowledge and guidance to customers wanting to build the most technologically advanced rods in the world.