Becky Loyd first learned to make fishing rods to repair one broken by her husband. Since then, she has turned her skills into making one-of-a-kind creations. Her work has been featured in RodCrafters Journal where she has also contributed many articles. She is a regular speaker at the Tri-State Custom Rod Builders workshops, numerous North Central Regional Events, the Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Events, and the Southeast Regional Events. She has served as a past board member on the national Custom Rod Builders Guild. She owns and operates Buffalo Creek Rods, with a workshop located in Iowa City, Iowa.