About

My name is Andrew Mitchell, owner and operator of J.A.Henry Rod & Reel Company. I am an avid fly fisherman, woodworker and rod-builder. My workshop is located in Cannonsburg, Michigan and I have been selling my hand-crafted products online for years.

My youngest and I floating the Middle Branch of the Manistee River with my hand-crafted drift boat.



J. A. Henry Rod & Reel Co. is my fledgling company started in 2020 and is named after my son’s initials (Jack and Andrew) and Henry, our yellow lab. Rod making and wood-working is a labor of love. I build just a handful of rods and cases each month with no immediate plans to expand. The best thing about operating a one-man business is that the important things like creativity, craftsmanship, and attention to detail is not compromised.

I grew up in Michigan, fishing the smaller rivers and streams of Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. The upper Two-Hearted and East Branch of the Fox are two of my favorites. I went to school in Colorado and quickly discovered the challenge of fishing high-altitude Cutthroats and Goldens in the summertime with my trusty Sage 2wt. And in the fall, the un-named glacial streams would produce some of the most vibrant fall Brookies I’ve ever seen. Once my children were born, I built a drift boat and introduced my boys to the big water of lower Michigan. One of our favorite floats is a 2-day camp down the middle section of the Manistee.

My goal for J.A.Henry is simple; to share what I think is the best 2wt I’ve ever fished with and package it in a unique case that captures the rich history of early Michigan fly fisherman.

I am an audio engineer by trade and opened the Audio Bay Mastering Studio in Rockford, MI in 1999.

Check out the dozens of reviews on my Etsy page.

Please contact me via email with any questions.
jahenryusa@gmail.com