I currently offer three styles of custom rod builds. Choose from classic, presentation or heirloom grade.
Classic grade consists of high quality nickel silver, anodized aluminum or nickel plated aluminum componentry, a classic all metal stripping guide or a vintage Midrum style guide and classic snake guides wrapped in high quality japanese silk. Finished rod comes in hand sewn rod bag and high quality aluminum tube, personalized with my logo and rod specs on the cap.
Presentation grade, consists of the same componentry as above, a classy agate stripping guide, special wraps, etc. Finished rod comes in hand sewn rod bag and high quality aluminum tube, personalized with my logo and rod specs on the cap.
Heirloom grade, same as presentation grade only rod comes in a handcrafted leather case.
Custom rods built on Sage, Winston or Orvis blanks prices are usually more or less than factory rods. This gives you the opportunity to customize your favorite rod from the big names.
Steffen Brothers, Kabuto fiberglass rod builds start at $700. Swift Epic fiberglass rod builds starting at $800.
These prices are mainly informative. It's best to contact me when looking for a very specific custom build in order to find out the exact cost.
Steffen Brothers, Kabuto, Swift Epic blanks are usually available on special orders. Delivery of a finished rod can take from three and up to six months (sometimes longer) due to the fact that all parts (excluding some blanks) are custom made and sourced from the USA. From time to time I offer some "stock" build rods.
To place an order, a deposit is usually required. The rest of the payment is to be made when the rod is finished and ready to ship.
I ship rods as fast as I can, once a rod is finished and paid in full.
Shipping is not included in the prices above. International shipping costs for three and four pieces rods are aproximately $30 (Priority Mail, aproximately 6-8 business days) and $50 (Express Mail, aprox. 3-5 business days) and delivery time also can depend on the destination.
I guarantee my workmanship and against defects in materials. I carefully inspect all blanks prior to building them. If you encounter any problem with your rod during use, don't hesitate to contact me for repair.
If you need a custom built rod please contact me to discuss about it. I can build you a rod on just about any blank you have in mind.