Links

The below list of companies all provide a nice assortment of blanks and components that can be used to construct a unique, custom fishing rod. Please feel free to peruse the sites for ideas and inspiration and please contact me with any questions.

           

Rod Blank Manufacturers

American Tackle (Matrix Series, Viper series, Classic Series)

Batson Enterprises Rainshadow (RX7, RX7+, RX8, RX8+); Forecast (RX6)

CTS (Affinity One, Affinity MX, Vintage, Elite Spinning, Elite Bait Casting)

Dan Craft Enterprises (Five Rivers FT, Signature III, Signature V)

North Fork Composites

Lamiglas (XMG, IM700, G1000)

MHX Blanks

Pacific Bay International (Tradition II Series,Rainforest II Series)

Sage (VT2, TCR Series, TXL Series, Z-Axis Series, ZXL Series)

St Croix (SCII, SCIII, SCIV, SCV)

Line Guide and tip-top Manufacturers

American Tackle

Batson

Fuji

Pacific Bay

REC

Exotic and Domestic Wood

Here are a few sources for wood turning blanks that can be used for reel seats and grips. 

Griffin Exotic Wood

Bell Forest Products

Bob's Exotic Woods

Amazon Exotic Hardwoods 

                 

Classic Fly Reels
           
Complement your custom rod with an elegant classic fly reel. Here are a few to consider:  

Other

          

Great Article on Reducing Rod Breakage

(from Rodmaker magazine, Volume 7 Issue #5) 

                 

BassResource.com - The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide
        

Hunt, Fish, Camp, Wisconsin - Great Resource site for Wisconsin outdoor activities 

       

Flyfishingnetwork.org - Good fly fishing directory site 

                          

WisconsinLakes.com - Detailed fishing information on Thousands of Wisconsin Lakes. 

                     

                 

                   

RedmondRods.gif