Why Are Custom Rods Better?
The majority of people who fish use factory made fishing
rods and have very successful outings with friends
Production rods are typically designed
and made for the average person with average skills
using quality components and provide reasonable performance
for most of us. Those who want a little more from
their fishing rods turn to custom rod builders to
acquire the tool they require for the style of fishing
Reasons to choose a custom crafted fishing
"I want to be different than
This may not be the best reason for investing in a
custom built rod, but it most certainly is a reason
that motivates some people. Often this involves personalizing
the rod with your name, school colors, favorite fish,
or maybe a unique handle, reel seat or special guides.
Sometimes it's just being a little different than
your fishing buddies or being a trend setter on your
home waters. Of course, you could just paint your
rod florescent orange and be done with it, but that's
not really as satisfying in the end.
"I want better performance
from my fishing rod."
This is where a custom
rod builder can really help you out. A fishing rod
is tuned for performance in much the same way an automobile
is tuned for driving comfort and performance or a
golf club is tuned to suit your personal style and
physical size. Rod blank selection, rod length, guide
selection, guide spacing, guide location, handle construction
and reel seat choice are only a few of the factors
that must be considered when designing and crafting
a fishing rod made just for you, your quarry and your
"I want a rod that I can use
(insert name of fish) on (insert name of
river, stream, lake, ocean) in the (insert length
and weight) class. Another great area in which a custom
rod builder can really be your friend.
rod requests are in this form, for example
long, limber light weight spinning rod with almost
no handle used for drifting crickets along the bottom
of trout streams" might turn into a 9'0"
spinning rod with a 7" handle and reel seat combined
length, flush with the butt, and built on a 3wt fly
Not every request is a specialty rod, most
are simply rods designed and built to help you catch
that fish, in that water with better control and greater
I have special requirements.
Perhaps you travel extensively, backpack into the
wilderness, ride a motorcycle, ATV or horse; maybe
you chase a very special fish or have some physical
limitation that is not readily accommodated by the
average fishing rod. Multi-section rods solve most
travel related problems. Unique rods are built every
day to chase huge fish, ply tiny streams, handle longer
casts and function within your physical limitations.
Custom design and crafting means custom fit to your
needs and abilities.
I want all of the above.
No problem. As professional rod builders, we can
incorporate your favorite colors, handle material,
casting style, specialty items and physical needs
into a well tuned, high performance, fishing rod built
just for you.
Submit our Customer Information Form and we will contact you to discuss your requirements and specifications.