The Rescue Rods Story
by Jimmy the Fox

In 2009 my late wife Mimi was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer and subsequently spent 17 days in the hospital recovering from a collapsed lung due to a lung biopsy. At the same time our old (14 1/2 years old) dog Cody began to really age quickly. The week after Mimi got out of the hospital and began chemo/radiation therapies we had to put Cody down, not a good time with all that was going on. Eight months later Mimi had no cancer and we decided it was time for another furry kid. We rescued Murphy whom I still have, he's 8 now.

I began my craft by restoring (rescuing) old classic fishing rods. While Mimi was going through her ordeal I was looking for a name by which I could market my craft. We came up with a few ideas but nothing really popped. While spending a First Friday night in Gulfport Florida my friend and nature/kayak guide, Kurt Zuelsdorf, said Jimmy didn't you just "rescue" a dog, why don't you call your rods Rescue Rods, and the name has stuck.

"JimmytheFox Rescue Rods" gives back to the community.Throughout the year, there will be a Rescue Rod at a charity event somewhere. JimmytheFox Rescue Rods supports Gulfport Get Rescued, (I now have 2 rescued dogs and 2 rescued cats), Relay for Life, the Volunteer Way, Quantum Leap Farms Equestrian Therapy, and more.


JimmytheFox Rescue Rods specializes in the building and sales of first class custom fishing rods using the latest high quality products from IM7 and IM8 high modulus graphite and the latest in modern "E Glass" blanks to the highest quality in reel seats, guides, tip tops, and grips. I can personalize your rod in any fashion you desire. If you need a quality fishing rod personalized to your unique specifications please contact me at any time. 

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Julio Hinesley 
Chief Executive Officer

Liza Ciesielski
Chief Financial Officer

Darren Markow
R&D Specialist