Welcome to Batson's Find a Rod Builder page. Whether you're looking for a single custom built fishing rod or need to outfit an entire charter fleet, there's a rod builder below that's up to the task. The profiles below feature Batson wholesale customers that build rods professionally, and contain details about the builder's work such as which applications they build rods for, price range, production capacity, and contact info. There is also a Batson Rod Builder Google Map at the bottom of this page with the location of each builder.

If you'd like additional assistance in finding a builder that specializes in your fishing application, or have questions regarding special rod production needs, please reach out to us here. 

 

Rellek Custom Rods

Keller Batson

Sequim, WA

  • Build Applications: I build any type of fishing rod for any application. I can outfit charter boats or individual fisherman, I do not do large scale production.
  • Price Range: As low as $200 for basic bass builds, typical range is $250-800+ depending on the project.
  • Production Capacity: I can build heirloom quality custom builds one at a time, or I can also work outfitting tournament boats. Which are typically 4-12 builds at a time. Larger quantities can be discussed.
  • Lead Time: I typically ship individual custom rods within 3-5 weeks of order confirmation depending on the complexity of the build. 50% deposit due at time of order. You can contact me at the links below for current lead time.
  • Warranty Policy: Most tip sections for multi-piece rods can be replaced starting at $100 depending on the blank cost and complexity of the build. Contact me for complete rod replacement cost, processing details, or to discuss extenuating circumstances. I'll work to get you back out fishing asap.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Email Below
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Italo Busi

IMC Fishing Rods Ostia

Ostia Lido di Roma, Rome, Italy

  • Build Applications: I specialize in Tuna trolling and drifting rods, Swordfish rods, live bait rods, custom thread work, specialized weaves, and marbling. I also specialize in accommodating custom theme or fabrication requests of any kind.
  • Price Range: Typical range is 150,00 - 1.00,00 Euros depending on the project. (Price range excludes cost of rod blank and components.)
  • Production Capacity: I create custom works of art one at a time.
  • Lead Time: I typically ship individual custom rods within 3 weeks of order confirmation. 50% deposit due at time of order. Contact me at the links below for current lead time and project questions.
  • Warranty Policy: Lifetime guarantee on assembly and craftsmanship. Warranty on the rod blank and components are per the manufacturer.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Email or Facebook Direct Message.
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LakeLady Custom Fishing Rods

Breezy Point, MN

  • Build Applications: Custom fishing rods "As Individual As You Are". Spin, Casting, Fly - fresh and saltwater applications. Take your fishing rods to the next level. Catch.More.Fish.
  • Price Range: We use only world-class components. Pricing will vary starting at about $400 depending on the type of rod being built and species targeted. Appropriate taxes, credit card fees, shipping charges are added as extra.
  • Production Capacity: Each rod is built one at a time to your exact specifications. We have no completed rod inventory. Each is ergonomically fitted, with selected blank and thread colors, aesthetics, inscription, protective personalized embroidered rod sock, and more.
  • Lead Time: Typically build time is 4-6 weeks from order confirmation. 50% deposit due at order confirmation.
  • Warranty Policy: LakeLady Custom Rods are unconditionally guaranteed against defects in workmanship for one year to the original owner. Complete warranty details can be found on our website. Click Here
  • Preferred Contact Method: Email or Phone Below
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SD Custom Fishing Rods

Santee, CA

  • Build Applications: I hand build custom fishing rods for customers targeting freshwater bass to trophy bluefin tuna. I will provide blank, components and aesthetics requested to satisfy specific needs of angler.
  • Price Range: Pricing ranges based upon blank, components, labor hours and shipping cost. Below is a rough estimate of where basic builds start. Bass rods from $150, Offshore rods $250-$350, Rail rods from $400
  • Production Capacity: I build rods in batches of up to 4 at a time making quality and attention to detail the priority.
  • Lead Time: I am a full time firefighter and wrap rods as a side business. Although my job gives me generous days off lead times vary based upon my availability. Typical build times varies between 3-6 weeks depending on time of year, demand and shipping delays.
  • Warranty Policy: Warranty on the rod blank and components are per the manufacturer. If defect or failure to any part of the rod I will be happy to assist you with the manufacture warranty process. Damage of rod from normal wear and tear (broken tip top, guides etc.) I will repair at reasonable cost.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Email or Instagram DM below.
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Grant Gisondo

Mocean Grantd Fisheries

Jupiter, FL

  • Build Applications: I build rods for three highly specialized and targeted species. Fly rods for fishing off the beach from Maine to Florida, Yellowfin Tuna rods specifically designed for the Bahamas, and daytime Swordfish rods for slow, medium and fast currents.
  • Price Range: A basic rod starts at around $450 and goes up from that point depending on components, labor and materials.
  • Production Capacity: I build every rod by hand one at a time that is truly customized designed specifically for the fisherman and fishery.
  • Lead Time: The more lead time the better, but depending on the build 1-2 weeks from the time the build is started. (not when the order is made)
  • Warranty Policy: Warranty on the rod blank and components are per the manufacturer. Rebuild labor and material costs are assessed case by case. Please contact me below and we'll be happy to assist.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Email, Phone, or Social Media
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Thomas Schenk

Chippewa River Custom Rod Co.

Holcombe, WI

  • Build Applications: I build rods for most freshwater applications. My areas of specialty are predator fly rods, walleye spinning rods, and fly rods.
  • Price Range: $200-$500. All pricing based on MSRP of parts plus $70 build fee. Price includes free shipping on all rods under 8 feet.
  • Production Capacity: I typically specialize in one of a kind built to order rods but do offer discounts for batch orders.
  • Lead Time: Build generally take less than two weeks. If there is any possible delay the customer will be notified.
  • Warranty Policy: All rod warrantied for defects in manufacturing and craftsmanship. Sections for multi piece rods replaced for $80 including shipping. All rods must be returned for inspection.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Phone is preferred 8am - 7pm CST
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Ireneusz Matuszewski

Fishing Center

Warsaw, Poland

  • Build Applications: We specialize in volume private label rod assembly for all fishing applications.
  • Price Range: As low as $250 for basic bass builds. $250-600+ depending on the project. Per rod assembly price based on volume. Please contact us for details.
  • Production Capacity: I build heirloom quality custom builds one at a time, and also offer volume building services.
  • Lead Time: I typically ship individual custom rods within 3 weeks of order confirmation. 50% deposit due at time of order. Contact me at the links below for current lead time. Lead times vary based on current capacity and build specifics.
  • Warranty Policy: Warranty on the rod blank and components are per the manufacturer. Rebuild labor and material costs are assessed case by case. Please reach out via our contact page on website and we’ll be happy to assist.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Contact Page on Website
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Wendy & Dale Meder

FishStyx Custom Rods

Florence, SC

  • Build Applications: We build rods for all anglers with experience building everything from 2 weight Flyrods, to Unlimited Class Big Game rods. The majority of our builds are for the Inshore and Bass Fishing enthusiast.
  • Price Range: Our Series Offerings run from $150 to $250. Custom Builds typically start at $250 and up, depending on the clients requirements.
  • Production Capacity: We build each rod, one at a time, by hand. We are a production shop and our annual output averages 400 to 800.
  • Lead Time: Our series rods are normally in stock and can be shipped immediately. Custom builds typically are shipped within 3 weeks of order confirmation, a 50% deposit is required on all custom orders.
  • Warranty Policy: We offer a Limited Lifetime Warranty on our Clearwater and Bluewater Series rods, a 10 Year Warranty on our WickedStyx Series. Our Custom Rods warranty varies on the build and application. Please see full warranty details on website.
  • Preferred Contact Method: We can be reached by phone, email or through the contact feature on our website.
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Choke Custom Rods

Kihei, HI

  • Build Applications: We specialize in rod assembly for all fishing applications.
  • Price Range: Per rod assembly price based on volume. Please contact us for details.
  • Production Capacity: I build quality custom builds one at a time.
  • Lead Time: Contact me at the links below for current lead time. Lead times vary based on current capacity and build specifics.
  • Warranty Policy: Warranty on the rod blank and components are per the manufacturer. Rebuild labor and material costs are assessed case by case. Please contact me below via email and we’ll be happy to assist.Click Here
  • Preferred Contact Method: Email or Phone Below
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Foolish Angler

Moyock, NC

  • Build Applications: We offer a wide variety of rod building capabilities from Fly Rods and Ultra-Light to Offshore. Our builds are bespoke builds for all clients according to your requirements.
  • Price Range: We will build low cost youth gift rods from family members on a case by case basis, however our primary focus is premium rods using premium components with prices starting at $300 and above.
  • Production Capacity: Our builds are bespoke builds personalized for each client and built one by one.
  • Lead Time: Lead times vary widely depending upon available in-house stock and supplier inventory. Additionally, our current workload varies so on average we quote 4-8 weeks delivery however we suggest you inquire as exceptions to the average for earlier or longer delivery is determined on a case by case basis for firm orders.
  • Warranty Policy: We stand behind our products and offer the same warranty our suppliers offer on any component warrantied by our suppliers. We conduct a thorough failure analysis of all rod failures as well as refer any given rod failure back to the manufactures. Additional charges may apply if any failure is determined not to be a defect in any component.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Email listed below.
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Smokey River Custom Rods

Hythe, Alberta Canada

  • Build Applications: I specialize in custom rods of all types, from ice rods and ultra light spinnng, fly rods, spey rods to heavy halibut rods with a focus on ensuring the customer gets exactly what they want from the best components available and any custom thread work requested.
  • Price Range: Basic price range starts at $450CAD and goes up based on the project thread work and components required.
  • Production Capacity: I build heirloom quality rods one at a time.
  • Lead Time: Lead time is anywhere from 3-4 weeks depending on the workload in my shop.
  • Warranty Policy: Warranty on the rod blank and components are per the manufacturer. Rebuild labor and material costs are assessed case by case. Any workmanship defects (loose reel seat, guides etc) are covered for life of the rod. Please contact me below via email or Facebook message and we’ll be happy to assist.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Any of the methods listed below.
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JLS Rods

Fairfield, PA

  • Build Applications: A few years ago I really started noticing how poor of quality commercial rods were starting to get. Manufactures have moved to using cheaper components and guides and practically none of the. Even think about building a rod on the spine of the blank. The rods are also often build in another country and shipped here for re sale. I also noticed many serious anglers didn’t need a full blown custom rod but would come to me to build the same over and over just in a plain version. I took this and came up with he idea to creat a new business model that would allow us to build rods with the attributes and quality of components a custom rod has but available in a production line of rods that customers could purchase at will in their local tackle shops. As well we still do quite a bit of customized rods based on our rod line. Any rod in our line up can be customized.l for those who wish something a little more flashy or simply built to their specifications. We specialize in light tackle inshore saltwater rods as well as Bass, Snakehead and Panfish rods.
  • Price Range: Our prices start in the low $200 range for our production rods and go up from there. Custom rods cost a bit more but are priced on a case by case basis.
  • Production Capacity: Being a small batch production rod company we build many more rods than the average rod builder. We’ve also designed a lot of our own equipment to increase production but still keep the quality of a custom rod. We currently build about 1000 rods per year.
  • Lead Time: Our average lead time is 1-6 weeks depending on how busy we are at the current moment.
  • Warranty Policy: We offer a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship. As well we offer lifetime guide and tip replacement. Simply send back the rod along with a check for $30 and we’ll fix it up and send it back. Our rod blank warranty is from the date of purchase to 90 days if the blank breaks for any reason we will replace the rod for free. Simply ship or bring us the pieces of the rod. If the new rod needs shipped back please include a check for $30. From the 91st- 365th day of purchase if your rod breaks we will replace the rod for %50 of the cost of a new rod in the same model.
  • Preferred Contact Method: We prefer to speak with customers wanting a custom rod and ask they call us directly at 717-446-4218.
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WestWind Rods

Frazee, MN

  • Build Applications: I offer standard WestWind series freshwater ice/open water rods for most species but prefer to build rods built to individual client specifications. I specialize in custom walleye, bass, panfish and pike/musky rods. Clients can select components from a wide variety of respected vendors. We are happy to provide guidance along the way to ensure each rod exceeds the client's expectations and is budget friendly.
  • Price Range: As low as $150 for basic open water builds. $250- $400+ depending on the materials selected and optional labor components such as extensive thread work. Ice rods begin at $89.00. Please contact us for details.
  • Production Capacity: WestWind Rods prides itself in building heirloom quality custom builds - one at a time. With proper care these rods will perform well for years to come.
  • Lead Time: Contact me at the links below for current lead time. Lead times vary based on current capacity, build specifics and material availability, but normally run 3 weeks.
  • Warranty Policy: Warranty on the rod blank and components are per the manufacturer. Rebuild costs are assessed case by case. Please contact us via methods below and we’ll be happy to assist.
  • Preferred Contact Method: The best way to reach us is via phone.
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Peter & Mary Balderas

Balderas Custom Rods

Rocky Point, NC

  • Build Applications: Our primary focus is on surf rods, inshore fishing targeting Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Trout; and live bait rods for King Mackerel. We also offer custom threadwork, custom EVA grips, and custom cork grips.
  • Price Range: Inshore Rods - Starting at $175, Surf Rods - Starting at $280, Live Bait Rods - Starting at $250. All prices reflect standard components and thread work. All custom design, higher end guides, and upgraded blank choices will incur additional charge.
  • Production Capacity: We mainly focus on the "Average Joe" looking for quality builds on a budget. We want the best rods in each customer's hands and them knowing it's going to last. We build rods from December-May. We love to fish, and the summer/fall months are the time for us to spend quality time with our customers.
  • Lead Time: 3-6 weeks lead time depending on specifics and components availability. 50% of price is due upfront. No more orders for the year after May 1st.
  • Warranty Policy: Warranty on the rod blank and components are per the manufacturer. Rebuild labor and material costs are assessed case by case. Please contact me below via email or Facebook message and we’ll be happy to assist.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Phone or Facebook DM.
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Michael Kelley

Believers Custom Rods

Gainesville, FL

  • Build Applications: I specialize in building offshore and inshore saltwater fishing rods. My clients primarily consist of Charter Captains and saltwater enthusiasts. Although I specialize in saltwater application builds, I do build freshwater and fly rods as well. I use all Rainshadow, Alps, and Forecast components unless otherwise specified.
  • Price Range: $200-800+ depending on the project.
  • Production Capacity: Rods are built custom to order. Call to discuss larger projects such as charter boat outfitting, etc.
  • Lead Time: I typically ship individual custom rods within 3 to 4 weeks of order confirmation. Builds greater than six, shipping will be discussed upon order placement. 50% deposit due at time of order.
  • Warranty Policy: Warranty on the rod blank and components are per the manufacturer. Rebuild labor and material costs are assessed case by case. Please contact me below via email or Facebook message and we’ll be happy to assist you.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Email, text, or phone.
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Ryan Deen

RD Fishing Tackle

Eustis, FL

  • Build Applications: I specialize inshore for snook, trout, and fly rods. For offshore, trolling/bottom and slow-pitch rods... but will always review any build application requested!
  • Price Range: Minimum $285 - 900+ depending on the project. 50% deposit required at time of finalized, approved proof for part order. I offer active and retired military discount.
  • Production Capacity: I build hand-crafted, high-quality custom rods one at a time. Current capacity limit of 12 maximum unless okay with extended time.
  • Lead Time: Contact directly for current lead times as it varies based on current stock and build specifics. 50% deposit due at time of order for components.
  • Warranty Policy: Warranty on the rod blank and components are per the manufacturer. Rebuild labor and material costs are assessed case by case. Please contact me directly via email or phone and I’ll be happy to assist further on the warranty process.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Phone or email. Email response within 48 hrs.
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Richard Wasdin

Reel Blessed Custom Rods

Newport News, VA

  • Build Applications: I specialize in inshore builds and a large amount of offshore trolling and bottom fishing builds (sorry no fly rods.) Proficient in many different building techniques.
  • Price Range: As low as $250 for inshore builds. $250-800+ depending on the project. Production/assembly pricing available based on volume. Please contact us for details.
  • Production Capacity: Anything from one of a kind customs to complete boat sets. We are versatile and open to tackle most projects including production rod assembly lots up to 50 rod with ability to expand.
  • Lead Time: I typically ship individual custom rods within 6-8 weeks of order confirmation. 50% deposit due at time of order. Contact me at the links below for current lead time. Lead times vary based on current capacity and build specifics.
  • Warranty Policy: Warranty on the rod blank and components are per the manufacturer. Rebuild labor and material costs are assessed case by case. Please contact me below via email or Facebook message and we’ll be happy to assist. Warranty for volume rod production/assembly is the sole responsibility of the rod brand. We’re happy to go over the basics of creating a good fishing rod warranty policy with our customers.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Any of the methods linked below.
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Foxtail Custom Rods

Hixton, WI

  • Build Applications: Rods are built specifically for midwestern fishing. Whether you’re pitching jigs for walleye, frogging for bass, sneaking down to your favorite trout stream, trolling the great lakes, or chasing the fish of 10,000 casts; I have you covered. I have tailored options listed on my website but most of my work is fully custom rods. I really enjoy exceeding customer expectations with function and fashion.
  • Price Range: $200+ depending on the project. The only exception is ice rods. I can typically give accurate estimates after a phone conversation.
  • Production Capacity: My production scale has been anything from individual, one-off legacy builds up to small production lines for television shows.
  • Lead Time: Contact me at the links below for current lead time. Lead times vary based on current capacity and build specifics.
  • Warranty Policy: Warranty on the rod blank and components are per the manufacturer. Rebuild labor and material costs are assessed case by case. Every rod is meticulously inspected before it’s built and again before delivery. Rod failure due to defects is less than 5%. I treat my customers as I want to be treated. If it’s determined to be a defect, it’s taken care of.
  • Preferred Contact Method: The best way to reach me is via the contact us page at my website (link below) or a phone call.
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Arturo Garcia

Arts Custom Rods

Spring, Texas

  • Build Applications: I specialize in building land base shark fishing rods as well as surf rods. I also build a large amount of offshore and inshore rods. I outfit several shark fishing teams from Texas to Florida with custom rods built to their specific needs and styles of fishing. I exclusively do marbling work on all the rods I build, giving them a unique look while delivering a highly functional rod built to withstand some of the roughest fishing conditions.
  • Price Range: Inshore rod start at $225 for a basic bass. Speckled trout or redfish build. Land base shark, surf rod and offshore builds start at $525 - $1,000 depending on the project and components being used.
  • Production Capacity: I build high quality made to order job specific rods one at a time . I can do rod sets with advanced notice.
  • Lead Time: I typically ship individual custom rods within 4 weeks of order confirmation. Please contact me at the links below for current lead times. Lead times vary based on current capacity and build specifics.
  • Warranty Policy: Warranty on rod blank and components are per the manufacturer. Rebuild labor and material cost are assed by case. Please contact me via email ([email protected]) or Facebook messenger with any additional warranty questions.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Email preferred.
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Eddie Liebel

Blacksmith Custom Rods

San Diego, CA

  • Build Applications: California-based inshore, offshore, fly rods, and specialty rods.
  • Price Range: Please contact me to discuss pricing.
  • Production Capacity: All builds are custom "one offs", never duplicated, built one at a time. Attention to detail is second to none.
  • Lead Time: Lead times vary, please call to discuss project specifics.
  • Warranty Policy: Rod blanks and components carry manufacturers warranty. Warranty repair or replacement are assessed on a case by case basis.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Email listed below.
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Shawn Gill

FishGillz Custom Rods

Plant City, FL

  • Build Applications: I build casting and spinning rods for freshwater, inshore and offshore fishing.
  • Price Range: Prices start at $180, with finial cost dependent on the type of rod blank, components, and "bling" selected by the client.
  • Production Capacity: I build one-of-a-kind rods one at a time. Each rod is a one design and done.
  • Lead Time: I utilize a FIFO format. Lead times are based on current orders. I spend approximately two weeks to complete a build and is fully dependent on the specifics of the order.
  • Warranty Policy: It is FishGillz priority to ensure our customers’ satisfaction by building top quality rods. In the unlikely event there is an issue with one of our rods, FishGillz’ warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of the rod blank and original installed components against defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of purchase to the original purchaser only. This warranty does not cover any shipping costs, normal wear and tear or failures caused by accidents, abuse, tampering, misuse, improper care, fire, theft, loss, intentional breakage. Any modifications, repairs or other customizations of the finished rod not performed by FishGillz will void this warranty. These warranty Terms and Conditions are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Any of the methods below.
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Mike Ward

Back Creek Custom Rods

Mebane, NC

  • Build Applications: We design and build for a wide variety of applications and techniques - from technique-specific bass rods, light-tackle freshwater, heavy duty freshwater catfish/striper/musky rods, inshore and offshore rods. We also specialize in custom bait nets which make a unique gift for the angler that has everything. Our builds range from no-frills to highly ornate & decorative - true one of a kind pieces of "functional art".
  • Price Range: Starting in the low $200's for basic bass or light-tackle rod and upwards based on decorative work, high-end components or blank materials.
  • Production Capacity: We build unique one of a kind rods to full sets of matching rods, gaffs, & bait nets.
  • Lead Time: Lead time depends on the season, though we typically maintain a six week or less availability.
  • Warranty Policy: We warranty our rods for the lifetime of the original owner against craftsmanship defects. Most rods also come with a lifetime blank warranty against defects in the blank, per the blank manufacturer's terms. Rebuild labor and material costs for broken or damaged rods will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Email or phone is best, but social media is OK too.
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Todd Dobberowsky

TNT Custom Rods

Port Huron, MI

  • Build Applications: I build just about everything, but specialize in great lakes applications, bass, walleye, and ice rods.
  • Price Range: $155 to $1400+
  • Production Capacity: One of a kind custom builds. Call to discuss small batch production if needed.
  • Lead Time: 3-5 weeks. 50% deposit due at time of order.
  • Warranty Policy: Rod blanks and components carry manufacturers warranty. Warranty repair or replacement are assessed on a case by case basis.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Phone or Facebook DM
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The Reel Alibi

Olympia, WA

  • Build Applications: I build rods catered to a variety of applications ranging from freshwater fly and bass to steelhead, salmon troll and heavy offshore rods. I can do individual builds and guide/charter rod sets. I am not set up for large-scale production but can-do orders of up to 30-40 builds on a case-by-case basis.
  • Price Range: Builds Range from $200-800+ depending on the project material costs and quantity of rods ordered.
  • Production Capacity: I can make unique intricate one of a kind custom builds or outfit boats with full Rod sets typically 6-12 builds at a time.
  • Lead Time: I typically ship individual custom rods within 3-5 weeks of order confirmation. 50% deposit is due at time of order. Contact me for current lead times and for turn around on larger quantities. Lead times vary based on current capacity, build specifics and material availability.
  • Warranty Policy: Warranty on the rod blank and components are per the manufacturer. Rebuild labor and material costs are assessed case by case and cause of rod failure. Most tip sections for multi-piece rods can be replaced for $100, contact me for complete rod replacement cost, processing details, or to discuss extenuating circumstances. I'll work to get you back out fishing asap.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Any of the methods listed below.
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Voodoo Custom Rods

Lafayette, LA

  • Build Applications: I specialize in light saltwater/inshore & all freshwater bass applications.
  • Price Range: As low as $175 for basic bass or inshore builds but most of my preferred rods are in the $250-$300 range.
  • Production Capacity: Contact us for details on volume orders.
  • Lead Time: Typical lead times are 3-4 weeks. 50% deposit due at time of order.
  • Warranty Policy: Lifetime warranty on all workmanship. Will replace tips & guides no charge as needed when not damaged by abuse or damage. Warranty on the rod blank and components are per the manufacturer. Blanks are thoroughly tested for defects before delivery. If breakage occurs, return the broken rod & I will rebuild the rod at 1/2 cost of the original, no matter how it broke.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Email is preferred.
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Pat's Custom Rods

Patrick Pauley

Pat's Custom Rods & Tackle

Winston-Salem, NC

  • Build Applications: My primary areas of specialty are heirloom quality custom builds, as well as outfitting entire big game saltwater charter, and tournament boats. I also build freshwater setups when requested.
  • Price Range: Build prices start around $250 and range up to $1500+ depending on complexity.
  • Production Capacity: I can outfit entire offshore boats (6-15 rods at a time.) Reach out to discuss larger batches of rods.
  • Lead Time: Lead times vary, please call to discuss project specifics.
  • Warranty Policy: Rod blanks and components carry manufacturers warranty. Lifetime warranty on guide wraps.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Facebook Direct Message
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Prolite Rod Technology

Tumwater, WA

  • Build Applications: We specialize in technique specific rods for all fisheries of the Pacific Northwest. To us a fishing rod is a tool, we build rods with a clean look and optimum performance.
  • Price Range: $200-$500
  • Production Capacity: We are a production rod building operation that can build a single rod to as many as you need.
  • Lead Time: 4-6 weeks
  • Warranty Policy: Our warranty policy is awesome! See complete policy on our website here: https://www.proliterods.com/warranty
  • Preferred Contact Method: Email or Phone
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Bryan Connley

Connley Fishing

Royal Palm Beach, FL

  • Build Applications: We started making rods right from the house garage back in 1990. We now have 16 employees and specialize in mass producing top quality custom rods. We are well known for our large Full Boat custom rod-reel-line complete packages and often design large full sets for many center console boats and larger Sportfish boats. Rods, Gaffs, baitwell nets along with all the matching reels and line spooled so everything comes ready to fish!
  • Price Range: We like to have what I call GOOD-BETTER-BEST when it comes to rod pricing. I have 3 full rod series from the Stock Series starting at $250….. up to the Platinum Series that start at $550. I try to make rods for most budgets and educate the customer on the better quality parts that can drive the end cost up. I see that most buyers do want the quality components and will spend the extra money on the best!
  • Production Capacity: I feel that is what makes us somewhat different than other companies. We can easily handle the larger 30-40 piece rod sets and we usually will have 5-10 large sets like this moving through our production line at any given time along with 200 other orders. It is pretty common and what we do daily here at the rod shop.
  • Lead Time: I have learned over the many years making custom rods….. I tell the customers 2-3 months on average for anything custom. If things run extra smoothly, and we get the order ready a few weeks faster we are HEROS! We currently carry over 8000 rods in stock, ready to ship so if the customer is in a hurry they can easily select rods from our stock and it can ship that same day!
  • Warranty Policy: I do not have a stated warranty. I deal with broken rods 1 case at a time. I like to hear the story on how the rod broke, get all the details I can, and then make a decision on how to proceed. I try my best to educate my customers even before they walk out of the rod shop on how to use the rod, and how NOT to bend the rod. I find most of my customers are honest and understanding when they high stick or misuse a rod. Even then I will offer to sell them a new rod at my cost which they appreciate. Most customers are good people and do appreciate it when you are willing to work with them and they will buy more rods before they leave if you treat them right!
  • Preferred Contact Method: Any of the methods below.
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Abby Lorencz & Taylor Spraungel

Cabbage Creek Customs

Anoka, MN

  • Build Applications: We are excited to offer a mini centerpin for stream trout as well as headwaters steelhead fishing. Specializing in custom float rod builds be it centerpin, spinning or casting for targeting steelhead and salmon. We also have a full line of freshwater bass rods under the C3 fishing line. We do everything from bass fly rods to sturgeon builds.
  • Price Range: Prices vary based on the quality of components requested and intricacy of work required, bass rods start as low as $150 and Mini Pins start at $320. Contact us for a custom quote.
  • Production Capacity: I build high quality bespoke rods, however quantities of rods can be ordered upon request.
  • Lead Time: Turn around is dependent on supplier stock levels and shipping times, Typical turnaround is 3 weeks from order date. 50% deposit required to start custom orders.
  • Warranty Policy: Warranty on the rod blank and components are per the manufacturer. Rebuild labor and material costs are assessed case by case. We offer a one year manufacturer's warranty on workmanship, damage to rod from normal wear and tear will be repaired at buyers expense. Please contact me below via email or Facebook message and I'll be happy to assess.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Facebook or Instagram DM, or Text
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Check'n Bottom Outfitters

Friendswood, TX

  • Build Applications: We are a father and son owned business specializing mostly in outfitting large blue water offshore boats with ultra custom rod sets to match their boats and particular styles of fishing. Our most popular rod is our highly acclaimed light daytime sword fishing rod. We are a Texas based rod builder, but we ship rods all across the US daily. We also ship worldwide and our rods are being used from the Maldives to France to Australia. In addition of our offshore rods we have a very popular lines of saltwater inshore and surf rods. We have a highly experienced team of rod builders capable of building the smallest freshwater rods up to the largest of offshore rods. Due to the size of our staff we can produce several hundred private label rods per year too.
  • Price Range: Our price range varies from inshore rods starting at $250 to offshore big game rods that can exceed $1000.
  • Production Capacity: We have a full time staff of 8 rod builders at our shop and have the ability to scale up quickly when needed. We build a mix of custom tournament boat sets, single custom rods and private label rods. We regularly build custom boat sets of 25 or more and produce several hundred single custom rods per month.
  • Lead Time: Our average lead times on custom sets and single rods is 5-6 weeks. We do keep some of our most popular rods in stock ready to ship. Build times for private label vary. We ship worldwide.
  • Warranty Policy: We have a one year warranty against manufacturer’s defects. After one year we handle warranty on a case by case basis.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Phone or Email
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3 Rivers Fly & Tackle

Wasilla, AK

  • Build Applications: Fly-Fishing Rods - Spin/Baitcast Rods - Halibut/Rockfish Rods - Surf Fishing Rods - Ice Fishing Rods - Non-traditional builds and special requests
  • Price Range: Basic Solid Glass Lake Trout Ice Rod Build Starting @ $99 - Basic Fly/Spin/Baitcasting Rod Build starting @ $249 - Basic Halibut Rod Build Starting @ $349
  • Production Capacity: We can typically do 1-3 builds at a time depending on the complexity of the project and our current capacity.
  • Lead Time: We can build local and also ship most places. We will take a deposit at time of order. Most builds can be done 7-10 working days, often times less - especially with ice rods and during the months October - April.
  • Warranty Policy: Warranty on the rod blank and components are per the manufacturer. Rebuild labor and material costs are assessed case by case.
  • Preferred Contact Method: By phone is best.
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Brian Liebelt

Bandit Custom Rods

Brunswick, GA

  • Build Applications: I have a wide variety of experience building various technique specific rods from freshwater to saltwater. I first started building rods for fishing Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Steelhead and Muskies. Currently, I build a lot of inshore, near shore and offshore rods for customers in the Golden Isles of Georgia. I also specialize in custom painted blanks.
  • Price Range: My prices generally start around $200 and can reach over $1000 depending on complexity/component costs. I have discounts available for Military and Law Enforcement.
  • Production Capacity: I am a one-man show, with the exception of times when I enlist my wife to help out in the shop. I have taken on single artistic builds all the way to full charter operation builds (12+ rods).
  • Lead Time: This is highly dependent on what I am working on in the shop. Feel free to give me a call to see my current lead times.
  • Warranty Policy: My warranty policy is posted on my website at www.banditcustomrods.com
  • Preferred Contact Method: Text or phone call are best.
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Steve Salisbury

Great North Custom Rods

Hayward, WI

  • Build Applications: The majority of rods I build are spinning, trolling, casting and fly rods (including centerpin) designed for catching freshwater fish from bluegills to crappies, bass to walleye, trout to salmon, catfish to sturgeon, and pike to muskies.
  • Price Range: Rods start at approximately $200. Musky rods start at $325. Price of each rod is determined by the blank and component costs along with the complexity of the wraps and décor.
  • Production Capacity: Typically I build rods one at a time. I have also built 'series' of rods to outfit guide boats and charter captains. I also build rods for businesses and corporations that are used as gifts, mementos for employees and customers.
  • Lead Time: Typically every order is completed within a 3-4 week period depending on blank/component availability.
  • Warranty Policy: All blanks and components are backed by the warranty offered through Batson Enterprises. Workmanship is guaranteed for the life of the rod. Any tip top replacement or guide repair/replacement will be covered. Shipping will be the responsibility of the customer.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Text/Call or Facebook DM
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Eric's Tackle Shop Ventura

Eric's Tackle Shop

Ventura, CA

  • Build Applications: Eric's has 4 custom rod builders that can build just about anything. From trout rods to 130#-Unlimited class bluefin and sword rods, we do it all. Eric's has turned out over 10,000 custom rod builds for the West Coast's elite anglers.
  • Price Range: Anywhere from $200-$1200+
  • Production Capacity: We can build customs one at a time up to batches of 100 pieces.
  • Lead Time: Typically 2-4 months. Call us to discuss your specific needs and get the most current lead times.
  • Warranty Policy: Please call us directly for all warranty inquiries.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Phone is best.
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Captain Tiffany Vague

Vague Rods

Santa Barbara, CA

  • Build Applications: I specialize in all types of fishing. Ran charter boats for over 20 years. I am also a seminar speaker at the Bart Hall shows, clubs and various different fishing events. I specialize in Building rods for a wide range of different types of fishing. Charter boats, private boats, kayak fishing, surf fishing, freshwater lakes, streams, rivers etc. building rods across USA and international. Let me know what your fishing for and I’ll be asking a series of questions to design the best rod for you. I specialize in a wide range of different types of designs. From Basic designs, cross wraps, tiger wraps etc. then onto more intricate designs like weaving. Got a picture of something you want on your rod? Send me the pic and I can weave it on your rod. I also specialize in making my own grips called The Tiffany’s special. I created a very comfortable, l grip that you can use as a strong rail rod or stand up rod, surf rod. Made for both Fresh Water and Saltwater. Hand made woven Grips. I also specialize in refurbishing rods and making them look new again.
  • Price Range: A price of the rod can significantly range in price. It boils down what blank, components, grips and design you want. Your looking at price range between $250 to $2,000 and up, plus shipping. It just depends on the projects is and the components you need.
  • Production Capacity: I hand build quality custom builds one at a time. The perfect rod that can be passed down from generation to generation.
  • Lead Time: I typically ship individual custom rods within 3 weeks of order confirmation. More intricate designs may take longer. Time can very if the blanks and components are not available. 50% deposit due at time of order.
  • Warranty Policy: Warranty on the rod blank and components are per the manufacturer. Rebuild labor and material costs are assessed case by case. Please contact me below via email or text and we’ll be happy to assist you.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Website or Text
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Stubborn Custom Rods

Rio Linda, CA

  • Build Applications: We specialize in builds for the commercial sportfishing community as well as private vessels.
  • Price Range: $199.00 and up
  • Production Capacity: Anything from customs one at a time to complete vessel outfitting. Contact us to discuss larger batches of rods.
  • Lead Time: Please reach out to us for current production lead times.
  • Warranty Policy: Please contact us directly with all warranty inquiries.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Phone is best.
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Alaska Rod Co.

Soldotna, AK

  • Build Applications: We specialize in everything from ice rods to salt water. We also offer rod assembly/builds for charters, guides, lodges and fly/tackle shops. Customs available upon request. We also carry a full production lineup of Fly, Spey/Switch, Spinning, Casting/Troll and Sockeye rods all built in Soldotna, AK.
  • Price Range: Price based on build type, volume, and build specifics. Please contact us for details.
  • Production Capacity: Production capacity depends on volume and lead time. Being a small Alaskan business, we prefer to keep rod batches 50 rods or less at a time of placing bulk orders.
  • Lead Time: Contact at the links below for current lead times. Lead times vary based on current capacity and build specifics.
  • Warranty Policy: See our complete warranty policy and procedure at alaskarodco.com
  • Preferred Contact Method: Email or Phone
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M&M Custom Fishing Rods

San Diego, CA

  • Build Applications: We construct of all types of rods, but specialize in CA saltwater applications.
  • Price Range: $250-800+ depending on the project. Per rod assembly price based on volume. Please contact us for details.
  • Production Capacity: We build heirloom custom builds one at a time.
  • Lead Time: Contact me at the links below for current lead time. Lead times vary based on current capacity and build specifics.
  • Warranty Policy: Warranty on the rod blank and components are per the manufacturer. Rebuild labor and material costs are assessed case by case. Please contact me below via email, Facebook DM, or phone and we’ll be happy to assist.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Email or Phone
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Gulfstream Custom Rods

Palm Beach County, FL

  • Build Applications: Gulfstream Customs is best known for our specialized “WMD” swordfish tip rods, “DDR” deep drop rods, and “Mutton Manager” jigging/bottom rods, but we build rods for the full range of southeastern U.S. and Bahamas saltwater applications including standup, high-speed trolling, slow-pitch jigging, live bait, Snook and inshore rods.
  • Price Range: From $250 for the Tournament series to $1,000 for hand-painted swordfish rods. Bottom, trolling and standup rods typically range from $500 to $800.
  • Production Capacity: Gulfstream Customs individually hand-builds every rod, completing roughly 10 units per week. Single-rod orders are welcome, as are orders of 20 or more rods to outfit a tournament boat.
  • Lead Time: Rods are typically ready for shipping or pickup 6 to 10 weeks from the order date.
  • Warranty Policy: Gulfstream Customs is committed to service and provides a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Email or phone below. We are also active on Instagram. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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Jim's Custom Rods

Jim's Custom Rods

Palmdale, CA

  • Build Applications: Specializing in offshore big game rods , inshore, as well as fresh water casting and spinning builds. 40 years experience.
  • Price Range: Saltwater rods from $300 to $700. Freshwater builds from $ 150 to $400.
  • Production Capacity: All rods are built and handcrafted by Jim. Volume orders dependent on components and complexity. Contact me for details.
  • Lead Time: Rods are generally completed in 2 to 6 weeks. 50% deposit to start build. Shipping added when rod is completed.
  • Warranty Policy: Warranty on the rod blank and components are per the manufacturer. Rebuild labor and material costs are assessed case by case. Please contact me via methods below for more details.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Text, Call, or Email
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Bill Havens

Saltydawg Custom Rods

Spring Valley, CA

  • Build Applications: Just about anything. Custom fabrication, threadwork, Rail Dawg Grips, you name it..
  • Price Range: Dependent on the project. Contact me to discuss details.
  • Production Capacity: Custom builds, one at a time. Contact to discuss volume production work, complete outfits for charters, etc.
  • Lead Time: Varies by capacity and project.
  • Warranty Policy: Warranties evaluated case by case. Call in or email warranty inquiries.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Phone or Email
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Mudfish Adventures

Hemphill, TX

  • Rod Building Education: Mudfish Adventures offers Rod Building 101 & 102 classes (1-8 people class) upon request. Starting at $400, includes completed rod to take home. Contact us below or click here for more information.
  • Build Applications: We specialize in fly fishing and fly rods, but also build rods for all types conventional applications as well.
  • Price Range: As low as $300 for basic bass builds.
  • Production Capacity: We typically build in batches of 1 to 25 rods.
  • Lead Time: Lead times vary by project.
  • Warranty Policy: Warranty claims handled case by case. Please contact us for details.
  • Preferred Contact Method: The best way to reach us is via phone, email or Facebook DM.
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Gary's Custom Rod and Reel

Gary's Custom Rod & Reel

Anoka, MN

  • Rod Building Education: Want to learn how to build custom fishing rods? I offer rod building classes for almost any group size and can work around your schedule. Classes start at $150. Pick from several rod types to build. Click here for more info.
  • Build Applications: I build pan fish, walleye, trout, lake trout, bass, northern, musky, sturgeon and catfish rods. I also build ice rods. Rods are built to angler specifications. Complete rod repair/rebuild services available.
  • Price Range: Prices start at $150.00 for a basic custom fishing rod up to $600.00 depending on the type of artwork requested.
  • Production Capacity: I build individual fishing rods to spec, and heirloom custom rods. I also build private label rods (contact me to discuss volume orders.)
  • Lead Time: I typically ship individual custom rods within 3 weeks of order confirmation..50% deposit due at time of order.
  • Warranty Policy: All rods come with manufactures warranty on rod blanks and components. I will warranty all fishing rods for one year. Warranty repairs or replacements are subject to my inspection. Crushed or abused rods are not covered under warranty, contact me to discuss specifics.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Phone or Email
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Bill Mansel

Bill "Bo" Mansel

BoRodz Customz Inc.

Pasadena, TX

  • Build Applications: We specialize in a few categories as listed below: INSHORE (custom and production levels) | OFFSHORE (boat sets, swordfish, trollers, deep drop, tuna popping, tourney sets, grouper/AJ, slow pitch, bottom) both custom and production. | PIER (7ft to 9ft cast-outs) | SURF (cast-outs and yak / drone out) both custom and production. We cater to the custom fishing rod world by offering an amenity of upgrades to the base rod prices. Upgrades include: blank and reel seat painting, custom powder coating on reel seats and guides, custom wood and hybrid grips, custom EVA grips, titanium anodizing, and more.
  • Price Range: Prices range based on length and lb. class, f.e.: INSHORE base rate starts at $200.00 | OFFSHORE base rates vary on materials and the listed above specs: (SWORD rods start at $550.00, BOTTOM production rods start at $150.00, SLOW PITCH rod production rods start at $300.00, LIVE BAIT rods start at $300.00, GROUPER/AJ rods start at $800.00, TROLLING rods start at $500.00, TUNA POPPER rods start at $450.00.)
  • Production Capacity: I build a variety of rods from freshwater to saltwater, from light to Texas record-holding amberjack rods, even some fly rods. I specialize in special design use, theme, g. Urishi, one -0f-a-kind rods for any purpose sought after. I have built sets from 4 for the prince of Kuwait to a 50 set of production for store listing.
  • Lead Time: Lead times vary depending on the rod specs: Most builds run 21 to 30 day lead time. | Deco-wrapped rods usually 30 to 40 day lead time. | G. Urishi is one of the most laborous method of building, but usually 40 to 50 days lead time. | Any 3rd party involvement usually extends lead times as well.
  • Warranty Policy: Our rod warranty covers any defective item, and if a guide insert becomes removed then we will help you with a replacement. If the blank breaks due to the manufacturer’s defect Batson provides a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty on the blank and will be determined if the blank was defective for replacement. | Production rods will have a limited warranty due to the selection of the manufacturer pending availability.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Any of the methods listed below.
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H & H Fishing Rods

H & H Fishing Rods

Houston, TX

  • Build Applications: We build rods for multiple applications. Inshore saltwater, Surf Rods, LB Shark Rods, Fresh Water, Fly Rods, Offshore. We are located in Texas but ship all over the US. We also specialize in high volume private label rod assembly for all fishing applications.
  • Price Range: Our inshore rods range from $125-$350. Surf Rods and LB Shark Rods range start at $500 and go up from there depending on components used. Fresh Water/Fly Rod builds start at $300. Offshore Rods start at $400. For our private label assembly price is based on volume. Please contact us for details.
  • Production Capacity: We build all our custom rods one at a time but we also specialize in mass production of 50-500 at a time.
  • Lead Time: We typically fulfill custom orders 3-4 weeks after 50 % deposit is made. We do carry our inshore and fresh water rods in stock. Contact us on high volume orders at the links below for current lead time.
  • Warranty Policy: Our rods come with lifetime warranty for the original purchaser with proof purchase. We have a replacement warranty fee depending on series of rod. Contact us on the links below. Warranty for volume rod production/assembly is the sole responsibility of the rod brand. We’re happy to go over the basics of creating a good fishing rod warranty policy with our customers.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Phone, Email, Facebook or Instagram DM.
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Alex Sammons - Saltwtr Customs

Alex Sammons

Saltwatr Customs

Oahu, HI

  • Build Applications: I specialize in crafting custom fishing rods for a variety of species and anglers based in Hawaii or Southern California.
  • Price Range: Starting at $300, Prices can vary depending on the components and desired thread art. 50% deposit due at time of order. Please contact me for more information.
  • Production Capacity: I collaborate with you to craft heirloom-quality, one-of-a-kind custom builds, transforming your vision into reality, one rod at a time.
  • Lead Time: Contact me at the links below for current lead time.
  • Warranty Policy: Warranties on the components and shipping are as per the manufacturer. I understand life happens, and I will do my best to get you fishing again quickly. Please contact me below with any questions.
  • Preferred Contact Method: Email
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THE FINE PRINT

Batson wholesale customers listed on this page are independent businesses from Batson. Nothing herein implies or warrants any partnership or other legal affiliation with the customers described on this page. Any and all transactions for custom fishing rods or volume fishing rod production are between the customer and rod building business. Batson Enterprises Inc. assumes no liability for or facilitation of payment for product or service, refunds, rod builder's warranty, or any other claims or disputes arising from said transactions. Batson Warranty vs. Rod Builders Warranty: Batson warranty policy covers rod blanks and rod components only, as defined in the Batson Terms & Conditions, and does not cover rebuild costs or removal or replacement of components from broken blanks. Batson warranty inquiries can be made online here. Rod builder warranties may include coverage options or replacement costs for repair or rebuilding of assembled fishing rods. Please contact the original rod building company regarding rod or component repair, rebuilding, or replacement costs for assembled rods.