ReelSpeed-South is proud to endorse some of our best rod builders in the country, please check the links below for these custom builders with all the great experience and reputation you’d expect if your looking for a Custom Rod build…..
Salty Dawg Custom Rods
Spring Valley, CA.
How the seed was planted: My Step grandfather first taught me how to hand wrap rods in the late 60′s, mostly bamboo rods on a notched cardboard box and a phone book for a thread tensioner. I would do my own repairs and build an occasional rod over the years. Went to work as a sign painter working for 2 different uncles who were master sign crafters. When the computer industry started taking over the sign business I went to work as a cabinet finisher until the doctors told me after 25 years of breathing lacquer and other exotic finishing fumes I should quit or die young. I started a painting contracting business in the 90s, But really missed doing something creative. In 2004 I saw some pictures posted on bloodydecks.com of a few guys that were wrapping some really nice rods and decided to pick up where I had left off. The materials had all changed since the last rod I had done, But with my background in exotic finishes it didn’t take long to get up to speed. I’ve found I can take a little bit from all my sign painting and cabinet finishing knowledge and incorporate it into design and building custom fishing rods and restoring and repairing old rods. So there ya have it. Give me a call and order your custom rod today! Hope to see ya on the water sometime.
Salty Dawg, Bill.
Bass Pro – Inshore Salt Water
John Ballard – Custom Rod Builder
Phone: 910-897-6119 Fax: 910-897-3308
Migizi Fishing Rods
144 EMS B40 Lane
Leesburg, Indiana 46538
Custom Artistry, Custom Wrap, Repairs, Restoration….
Durango Custom Rods are all 100% hand made right here in Durango Colorado. These rods are made for the angler who is looking for more than just a duplicate model off of some assembly line.
I combine the finest components with my original artwork to create rods that look attractive and will stand up to generations of faithful service on the water.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions that you might have, or just to talk fishing.
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