Featured Fly Fishing Guide Mark Swenson

Mark Swenson is from the Danbury/Southbury area and has fished the Farmington, Naugatuck and Housatonic watersheds for over 40 years. Mark has a Bachelor of Science degree in teaching and owns a design studio, working as a commercial artist. He also works as a biological illustrator and photographer, creating art work published by CT and NY DEP. 


The genesis of the Spinoza Rod Company dates to 1973, when, on the advice of friends, Marc Aroner walked into the Thomas & Thomas Rod Company in Greenfield, Massachusetts hoping to find someone who could repair his recently broken fiberglass fly rod. There he met bamboo rodmakers Tom Maxwell and Tom Dorsey and found himself mesmerized by their craft. He returned often in the months that followed, culminating with the signing of an apprentice contract early that fall. He has been making bamboo fly rods professionally ever since.

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