View From The Ear Hole: A Rookie’s Tale

Posted by admin on March 24, 2014

photo - Don Barone

By Don Barone - MAR 22, 2014

“Any minute now my ship is coming in…”

Dateline: After weigh-in Three Rivers Stadium. 1993.

49’ers vs Steelers.

Steelers win the toss, kick off, ball sails into the 49’ers end zone.

I’m standing on the sidelines, right close to the Steelers bench, about as close as you can get, at the time I’m working at WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh, a couple of weeks away from taking the job offer from ESPN. >>> read more

photo - Steve Bowman

Elite Series Event #2, St. John's River, Florida

Rapsody Rods: Tell us how your practice went?
Joe Sancho: To be honest it was slower than I expected. Day One of practice was an absolute torrential downpour all day long. Torrential!! Although under the overcast skies I was able to catch some decent spinnerbait fish on the outside edges of eel grass. Day Two started out overcast; but then became bright in the afternoon. Once that happened I started looking for beds. I found hundreds of bass in Lake George moving up or spawning. The last day of practice, I wanted to search for something nearby to fall back on. Unfortunately I never got on anything else productive.

photo James Overstreet

2014 Bassmaster Elite Series
Event 1: Lake Seminole, GA

Rapsody Rods: So Joe Sancho, what did you think about your first elite series event?
Joe Sancho: It was absolutely awesome experience. Obviously I wanted to have done better, but I knew going into this that there was going to be a learning curve.

Elite Series Rookie Hoping to Wrestle Some Big Bass

Posted by admin on March 6, 2014


When you first meet Bassmaster Elite Series Rookie Joe Sancho, you can’t help but think this guy belongs in professional wrestling.  Get to know him and you realize Joe is too nice a guy to ever smash an unsuspecting competitor over the back with a nearby and conveniently placed folding chair. 


The New York BASS Chapter Federation held their second points tournament of the season on Sunday, July 28, on Lake Champlain, and two competitors won awards in Rapsody Fishing's Fish Red and Win Green program.

Rapsody Pro Ken Golub Wins on Lake Champlain

Posted by admin on August 1, 2013

We were pleased when FLW Tour pro Ken Golub accepted our sponsorship offer. Less than 3 weeks later, we are very happy to announce that Ken won the New York BASS Chapter Federation event on Lake Champlain with a full complement of Rapsody rods on his deck.

The New Hot Rods Are Here!

Posted by admin on July 25, 2013

The new Hot Rods are here! With the help of our Pro Staff and dozens of other tournament fishermen, we have created some great new rods that are sure to help you put more fish in the boat. These rods feature unique actions that have been dialed in to deliver great performance. These really are Hot Rods.


Team Rapsody had a good weekend

Posted by admin on July 17, 2013


Team Rapsody Kicks Butt In #‎FLW Walmart #‎BFL Tourney On Oneida! Congrats to Ken Golub for finishing 2nd and Mike Cusano for finishing 6th in this 114 angler event. Both fishermen used their Rapsody rods to win nice checks – Fishing Red and Winning Green.
Team Rapsody pro Louie Bernardo scores a victory this weekend in the American Bass Anglers Northeast tournament held this past weekend on Long Pond. More at > ABA


Mike Cusano, of Clay, holds up two impressive smallmouth bass he caught on opening day while fishing with buddy, Burnie Haney, on Chaumont Bay on Lake Ontario.

Describing the day, Cusano wrote:

"Lots of fun as always being on the water with the Big Dog. I got to enjoy some time on the back deck and just sit back and focus on the fishing (You guys who don't like being non-boaters are nutty!!) >>> read more


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p.s. Stay tuned for exicting new Hot Rod models hitting the quality lineup and website soon.