The Owners & Builders
Wendy Meder — President and Master Rodsmith
Wendy has been building rods since 1998, when she took over from Dale. She brings an incredible artistry and skill to the craft of rod building. Wendy has fished competitively for 20 years and her experience makes her a great consultant for the clients of Fishstyx.
Over the course of her career, Wendy has created some of the most unique and aesthetically crafted rods seen on the market. She has a gift for delivering almost anything a client can imagine. She is a true master at both design and production. Wendy is FishStyx, from the name of the firm to her personal touch, and she has a hand in almost every rod that has the brand on it.
Dale Meder — Founder
Dale learned the craft of rod building from a custom rod legend. He began building rods for himself in 1985 for specialty applications, and used these rods in competitive angling. His tools soon drew the interest of other anglers, and he began building rods for others on a limited scale. As an engineer, Dale has a full understanding of component design and development. These expertise added to his ability to set up that special rod for an angler. With interest growing in Dale's rods, FishStyx was born.
Dale has more than 40 years of experience in tournament bass fishing. He also spent three decades in-shore saltwater angling and chasing-catching blue-water fish. Dale is always happy to share his knowledge and expertise with customers.