Rawson & Perrin

Makers of split cane rods, reels and other traditional fishing tackle


Fly Rods

Cane, Carbon or Glass, Rawson & Perrin’s fly rods are expertly made to both fish, look and handle superbly.


Split Cane Coarse Rods

Our coarse rod tapers have been developed over many years and offer the best for modern times alongside classics such as the MKIV.


Handmade Reels

Individual reels made by hand using high grade metals and more traditional looks ensuring the perfect blend between modern and tradition.



Restore your favourite rod to it’s former glory with our restoration service. Please contact us for more information.



Our handmade accessories are a great addition to your fishing bag. Be it a split cane priest, fly drying products or a simple keyring, you’re sure to get top quality.



Due to time constraints we are unable to offer our float making in small quantities, however from time to time we make special one off commissions and presentation boxes.

a little about..

Rawson & Perrin

Rawson & Perrin are two friends with the same love for fishing, tradition and making things. It was only a matter of time before they brought the three things together.

They started by making floats and restoring their favourite old cane rods but it wasn’t long before they were making the tools they needed to make their first split cane rod. Soon followed a fly reel to go with it and it was then, in 2009, they formed Rawson & Perrin…

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What are people saying?

-- real words from real customers --
  • I purchased my R&P Sir Series 7' #4 fly rod about a year ago. As a flyfishing instructor and author I have not only fished it extensively, but have also used it for casting instruction. I am most impressed with it's balance, it's true tracking and the forgiving action. It has obviously been meticulously built, the aethetics are quite stunning. It is now my regular rod for my personal fishing.
    Lou StevensHardy Flyfishing Hall of Fame
  • It is stunning! It feels unreal to hold it in my hands, I immediately set it up and did a bit of casting on the grass in front of my house, and straight away got some very tight loops and did some close up accurate casts, and even some sweet roll casts on the grass, it is marvellous! I got a Cortland 444 DT 4wt line I want to try later as well, the rod is a bit faster compared to some of the other ones my dad has, I love it as I quite like faster rods, and its casts so accurate. I am going to try it on the river on Monday and pray the weather is better.
    Jean de KlerkSpeaking about his 7' #4 Sir Series
  • • When I placed my order with Rawson & Perrin it was because I had been seduced by the beautiful images on the website - the choice of cane was a purely aesthetic one! But what I have discovered today is that the fishing experience is also greatly enhanced in a physical and practical way too because of the unique properties of cane as a rod building material.
    David West BealeSpeaking about his Chevin coarse rod
  • Your floats are a joy to behold and a true pleasure to use. The cose belies the craftmanship, skill and time employed in making these delightful little gems; my angling hours are enhanced by their use. May the spirit of Izaak live on in your work, thank you.
    Ray Kemp (aka 'Colonel')Golden Scale Club
  • I've purchased some 35-40 Rawson & Perrin floats and have found them to be a quality product both in materials and the price. An exceptional standard of workmanship and finish. I would recommend them to anyone.
    R. PeartHertforshire
  • I have been coarse fishing for nearly sixty years, and these wonderful hand crafted traditional floats from Rawson & Perrin are amongst the very best that I have had the pleasure to own or to use.
  • I purchased a Barbus Barbus from you last year and wanted to let you know how pleased I am with it. It is a beautiful bit of craftsmanship. Quality of the finish is fantastic right down to the slip. I can't quite put in to words why I like fishing with a cane rod. Seems to change the atmosphere of the river? Keep up the good work.
    Richard HughesSpeaking about his 'Barbus Barbus'
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