Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Scrod

Custom rods

6 posts in this topic

Hey guys a buddy of mine is getting married in a few weeks and I was thinking about getting a rod made for him. Does anyone have any suggestions of places in the area. Also any idea on how expensive they run.

Thanks

Scott

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the place that is in wild goose will build rods,aldult ed has a class available & there was a vendor at the last thursday night 1st Ave thing in downtown Roch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Harvey Lee has some great links to rod builders. I'm thinking about getting a Thorne blank and possibly a JasonMitchell rod myself.

By best experience by far in the Rochester area has been with DLF Custom Rods and working with Dan out there. I've built 4 rods with him and I've been please in every aspect with Dan and DLF. DLF can make you a rod or they can sell you the parts. There are also a few guys that just by parts, blanks, and materials from DLF and sell rods on the side. Crazyice and sidecarPanfisherman (Pike's Taxidermy & Custom Rods) here on FM dabble a little in that.

I've built a Rod and took the class with Mel at Wild Goose and he does nice work. I've also talked to another Mel at that 1st Ave deal on Thursday, and his rods and custom wood handles were neat. I believe his company was Mel's Custom Rods.

Mike Fisher formerly at Hooked on Fishing makes and sells a lot of nice rods as well.

I'm not going push any one company/builder, but the names above should be enough to point you in the right direction.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Edited by Admin - Please read forum policy before posting again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

scott i will send you an e-mail an maybe call you. Custom rods are a topic near and dear to my heart cool.gif ike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • ANYFISH2
      Day two was a bit different than day one for us.  Much slower mid day resulting 50 fish for the day.  A couple of 23" being the biggest.    ESE wind caused a different approach Today that challenged me a bit.  As well as the river was VERY BUSY today!   Water conditions appeared to stay fantastic as far as current and clarity,  should be a nice week ahead for those coming up.  
    • ANYFISH2
        We have fished both days out of Vidas.
    • SPUD BAR
      Buddy of mine just drove past the Big and Littlefork rivers on hwy11, said ice bank to bank on both. Even saw fresh tracks from snowmobiles on them. So for whatever that's worth guys and gals. 
    • Barefoot
      Took the boat out on Cedar Island today.  Water was 39 and crappie were deep.  Large bay at access was iced over but could hug the shore and make it around.  Otherwise it was mostly open.
    • MNfan
      Tipups we are between Springsteel and Warroad right now. Still driving trucks and wheelhouses out about 24" of ice.