Category Archives: Custom Fishing Rods

Custom fishing rods by The Reel Tech for all types of fishing from trout and bass to steelhead and salmon!

Custom Rod Build for my wife

Finished a custom build for my darling wife Jennifer in her favorite colors. Built on a 7’2″ 6-12# blank, I chose a split grip design with the American Tackle AERO comfort reel seat. This seat is so comfortable, it has become my favorite spinning seat. My experimentation and design for the decorative wrap on the blank below the rear grip came out AWESOME. Many smallmouth will fall victim to her magic with this custom wand in her hand!!

Custom Steelhead Float Rods

Completed my first Reel Tech custom fishing rods. What better choice for a custom jig maker than a pair of custom Float Rods. These rods built on Rogue 1063 10’6″ 4-8# blanks. I have fished with this model before and they make an AWESOME float rod for fishing jigs for steelhead. The beauty of building a custom rod is that you can put the handle right where you want it, choose the guides you want, and the colors you want. These rods will be married to a pair of Shimano Stradic Ci4 2500’s. Together, they make a wonderful, pleasure to fish combo.
I chose REC titanium guides for these two rods. The guides are virtually indestructible and very light.

The seat is an American Tackle AERO comfort grip seat with carbon fiber foregrip and rear grip. I love the raised palm swell on the top of these seats. Very ergonomic and fits the hand like a glove.

Rather than make a full rear grip, I decided to use the split grip design. I personally like the way this grip design looks and feels.

These rods came out just as I invisioned, and I anticipate that they are gonna bring alot of fish to the net!!

Tight Lines, bent rods, and screaming drags to all!!