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.

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A special note about our photos:

We have taken HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of photos over the years of our students, instructors, and staff — during classes, after classes, and at various gatherings. Throughout this brochure and on our website, you will see many photos that were taken prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Images of people without masks or not practicing social distancing were taken before the pandemic and before the safety practices were implemented. Please rest assured, we follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines mandated by our local and state health officials. Community means everything to us —we aim to provide a safe environment for all who teach and learn at MASW. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our practices, or would like more detailed information about the school’s health and safety guidelines, please do not hesitate to call or email us!