The Rapsody Story

Rapsody, Inc. was established in 2006 when Bob Penicka, a chemical engineer with over 20 years of experience in manufacturing and management, decided to merge his career with his life-long passion for fishing. In the two years that followed, Bob obsessively studied fishing rod design and manufacturing, and in 2008 he led the team that started the factory where Rapsody rods are made.

In partnership with Pat Poleto, Rapsody Fishing, LLC was chartered in 2009 and the Maestro® and Overture Series rods were introduced to the market.

The company operates from its base in upstate New York where Bob and Pat continue the pursuit of their mission: design and build high performance fishing rods and offer extreme value by selling them factory direct to fishermen.