Meet Our Angling Techs

This is what is most often referred to as pro staff. These everyday anglers are guides and weekend warriors of great experience.  They work our fishing rods to the ends to test and ensure that all the innovation put into these rods are met. They advise, test and bring their years of expertise to what they want to see in a fishing rod.  As forward thinkers they embody our company culture.

Mike Vogt

Mike is an experienced angler who spends more than 240 days on the water. It is this experience as a multi-species angler that we count on to bring the best advice in helping make our rods better for you. His innovative mind brings the true test of a rod and helps make future product offerings as good as they can be.

Jesse Williams

My life of fishing began when I was very young. I was fortunate enough to grow up on Upper Mission Lake north of Brainerd, Minnesota in a family that lived to be in the outdoors. My parents would take me out regularly while they fished and my first fish came over the side of our old Lund tri-hull on a jiggle stick rigged with a worm; the rest as they say, is history. 

Gene Pearcy

Gene has been fishing since he was 6 years old starting on Grand Lake, Oklahoma at his Dad’s crappie dock. He started guiding on that same lake in 1988 til the present.
He fished 11 years on the Bassmaster tour along with numerous tournaments throughout his career from Florida to Lake Meade.
Gene qualified 2 years for the Top 150 Anglers on the Bassmaster tour. Gene posted numerous wins in tournaments like Red Man Trail, Okie Bass trail, Skeeter tournament trail on several lakes including Grand Lake, Stockton Lake and Tablerock.

He has over 30 years of experience guiding on Grand Lake in Oklahoma for numerous species, Largemouth, Crappie, walleye, White bass and catfish.

Gene Pearcy’s Fishing Guide Service
1701 Pathways Road
Grove, Ok. 74344


Rudy Rudinsill

Tommy (Rudy) Rudinsill is 60 years old and has lived in the beautiful Southeastern Oklahoma foothills of Kiamichi Mts his whole life.

Rudy is married to his wife Diana for 40 years and has 3 Children and 7 Grandchildren.

He started fishing Mt. Fork River at a very young age with his grandfather Howard Bunch. Once the river was damned, he started fishing Broken Bow Lake when they opened it up to the public in 1970.

The lake is 14,000 acres, 22 miles long and has a shore line of 180 miles. One of the deepest clearest lakes in Oklahoma with depths up to 165 ft.

Rudy started his career fishing tournaments in 1986.
He was Angler of the year in 1999, 2004, 2007 and 2016 with local clubs and has since retired from tournaments preferring instead to devote more time to RUDYS GUIDE SERVICE which has been going strong since 1990.

He is a full time guide with a lot of great repeat clients and takes particular joy in meeting new clients from all over the world.

A multi-species angler and guide, Rudy concentrates on crappie, largemouth bass and sand bass. His two boats are Skeeter I Class Bass Boat and 20 ft. center conole G3 Crappie Boat.

If you’re interested in having a good time fishing with your friends, family, spouse or children or even group trips give RUDYS GUIDE SERVICE a call.

PS. Don’t forget to take a kid fishing. (580) 306-2838.



Rob Carlson

My name is Rob Carlson and I am an angling tech at Ascension Rods.
I started out fishing at a very young age of 4–Started doing what every young boy or girl does at that age and that’s fishing panfish; crappies and sunfish mostly. I had some big influences that got me into fishing so young. My Dad, my Grandpa and my Uncle played a big role into molding me into the angler that I am today.

The most sought after species that I chase is the channel catfish in the area I live. I enjoy the intense strikes and long tiring battles that they put up.
I also like fishing largemouth or smallmouth bass as I contend against other anglers in club tournaments on Thursday nights in the summer; completely enjoying the competitive aspect of it.

I feel like everytime I get on the water to fish any species, even on a lake I have fished what feels like a thousand times, I always learn something new. Factors from bottom composition, how fish relate to cover, water temp, current, weed and rock cover, thermocline, color, profile or presentation – that’s the beauty of fishing. Everytime you are on the water there’s something new and that’s what keeps me coming back.

Rob Carlson




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