Tuned Up Staff

 

Staff

Meet the staff who make up Tuned Up Custom Rods.  We take ownership of our customers, and offer service that is professional and knowledgeable from the initial order, up through product delivery.  Please feel free to contact any of our staff with questions – you will find our contact info on the “Order/Contact” tab.

 


Adam Audette

President

Adam is the brainchild of the Tuned Up idea. Adam, with a background in sales, knows to put the customer first. Learning the trade of rod building has been his main focus these past few years. Adam has developed many of the newest rods. Constantly finding new products, and looking for new ideas are his passions. He knows fishing is not just catching, and understands that performance rods are perfect for any situation. He is always willing to share tips and tricks with guides or pros looking for a better rod for the conditions. He is also a total outdoorsman and enjoys anytime on the water or in the field.


 

John Burback

CEO

John is a master at building and creating rods, with over 12 years in rod building experience. He has been fishing up in the Brainerd area since the time he could crawl.  He learned first how to develop rods for fishing on heavily pressured, smaller lakes. The knowledge that he gained from fishing in some unfavorable conditions has brought new ideas.  John fished professionally for a few years, learning many tips and tricks from a variety of pros. Tuning rods and always looking for a better rod has been his passion. He was never satisfied with what you could get from standard rod.  We are now designing new rods to fit the gaps and voids in the market.

WHAT’S IN YOUR OTTER BOX?

32″ Precision Split Grip with a Shimano Sedona 500fd reel. Line is 4lb Sufix.

36″ Precision Split Grip with a Shimano Sedona 500fd reel. Line is Sufix 832 braid 10lb.

32″ Precision Noodle Split Grip with Black REC guides and a Shimano Sienna reel. Line is 3lb Sufix in Tangerine.

32″ Quicktip split grip with a Shimano Sedona 500fd reel. Line is 4lb Sufix.

Other rods that get swapped out 32″ Deadstick EVA handle, 32″ Power Precision, 38″ LTP rod, 19″ Maestro rod with a mini fly reel. The above set is my main rods for panfish.


Todd Henneberg

Western MN Sales

Todd’s father introduced him to fishing. He has been fishing in west central Minnesota, targeting walleye, pike, and panfish. After college he traveled all over the region finding many different opportunities to catch fish. Eventually, he returned home to western Minnesota where he is now a proud father of Gavin and Tate, who are just as excited to get out on the water.

WHAT’S IN YOUR OTTER BOX?

32″ Precision cork handle with a mini baitcaster. Line is 10lb Sufix 832.

32″ Quicktip EVA with a Shimano Sedona 500FD reel . Line is 8lb Sufix 832.

32″ Precision Noodle with a Shimano Sienna 500FD reel. Line is 4lb Sufix Elite clear.

32″ Deadstick EVA Split Grip with a Shimano Sienna 500FD. Line is 8lb Sufix Ice Magic.

Other rods that get swapped out are a 17″ Maestro when sight fishing and a 30″ Power Precision for heavier walleye lures. 


Corey Rhymer

East Metro Sales

Corey has been fishing as long as he can remember. Growing up in Michigan, he and his father would chase bass, walleye, pike and panfish. He took numerous trips to Canada and lived near the famous Lake St. Claire, where many major fishing tournaments are held. His love for the outdoors is limitless. He moved to the Twin Cities over a decade ago and enjoys his new life here in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”.

WHAT’S IN YOUR OTTER BOX?

32″ Precision Split Grip with a Shimano Sienna 500fd reel. Line is 6lb Fluorocarbon.

32″ Precision Split Grip with a Shimano Sienna 500fd reel. Sufix 832 braided line 8lb.

32″ Bullwhip Split Grip with Black REC guides and a Shimano Sedona reel. Line is 4lb Sufix Elite Clear Monofilament.

32″ Quicktip split grip with a Sedona 500fd reel. Line is 4lb Sufix Monofilament.


Nate Ewert

Metro Sales

Nate has been fishing since he was a baby when his parents brought him out on the boat in a hamper. He has a strong passion for fishing and the outdoors in general. He enjoys making custom fishing equipment including painting lures, molding baits and building rods of course! Nate likes to target crappies and walleye in West metro and northern Minnesota lakes. 

 

WHAT’S IN YOUR OTTER BOX?

32″ Precision Split Grip with a Shimano Sienna 500 reel and 6lb Sufix Fluorocarbon.

32″ Bullwhip Split Grip with a Shimano Sienna 500 reel and 4lb Sufix Fluorocarbon.

32″ Quicktip split grip with a Shimano Sienna 500 reel and 4lb Sufix Fluorocarbon.

32″ Noodle split grip with a Shimano Sienna 500 reel and 4lb Sufix Fluorocarbon.