Saltwater Fishing Rods - Fishing Rods
Use This Handy Product Guide to Find the perfect Casting Rod
Bait casting rods are perfect for top water plug action with comparatively heavy line. Their shorter length and heavier backbone allow wrist action to make a plug walk. The better bait casting rods will have a fast taper and comfortable hand grip.
Top 4 Casting Rods
Casting rods are perfect for top water plug action with comparatively heavy line. Their shorter length and heavier backbone allow wrist action to make a plug walk. The best fishing rods will have a fast taper and comfortable hand grip.
Fishing Rod Buying Basics
Here are some basic fishing rod facts that you need to know before you head out or go online to purchase one.
GLoomis GCR842C GL3 Casting Rod
G Loomis GCR842C GL3 casting rod is as good as they come. It is designed for all light tackle saltwater applications, but it has enough guts to handle bigger fish.
Making Custom Fishing Rods
There are a lot of places to get quality parts for building your own rod. Lots of them are here on the Internet, and I've linked to a number of them for you on the Custom Rod Building Page. Try building one for yourself. Start by rewrapping the guides on an "old but good" rod. Perfect your wrapping skill there and take on a whole rod. Even if you don't want to get that involved, it's really nice to have people look at the butt wrap on your rods and drool!!
A Very Special Spinning Rod
Sam had tinkered with some custom rod building in the past and had watched me repair and re-wrap some guides on my rods. On one trip to Florida he offered to build me a custom spinning rod, which he did and brought with him on his next trip down. It was a Lamiglass blank with an Aftco reel seat and Fuji guides, a nice super-fast taper spinning rod for 15 pound line.
Stand Up Rods - Can You Take Them?
Stand up rods came on the scene many years ago, but only in the last several years have they become immensely popular. These short, fast taper rods offer the angler the opportunity to literally go one-on-one with some awfully hard fighting fish. And the shortness of the rod makes the fight even more personal.
All Star Rods
Each and every rod is designed, engineered, and manufactured by people in America who love to fish.
Allard's Custom Fly Rods
On this page you will find some photos of their work, and some examples of their pricing comparisions against retail pricing utilizing the same or better components - some of the reasons why a custom rod is the best value for the serious angler, dollar for dollar.
Take avid fishermen, give them the opportunity to build a rod their way, and you end up with superior design, the desire to have great components, and truly premium rods.
All of Berkley's rods and combos. Lots to choose from here.
B 'n' M Poles
All of you looking for those Calcutta cane poles need look no further!
Bogey Custom Fishing Rods
Custom rods by Bogey can be found on tournament, charter and recreational sport fishing boats around the world.
All Breakaway rods and blanks are manufactured using high strain graphite, have a five year warranty, and have a "zoned" action to allow for longer casting of baits or lures.
Calstar fishing rods and blanks are for serious saltwater anglers worldwide. Strength, durability, and performance to catch serious fish.
U.S.A. premium graphite blanks and Fuji components. CastAway rivals any rod on the market for lightness and strength.
Good looking custom rods from New Zealand.
Chaos Rods was established in 1991. They started out as a small company, working out of a tiny warehouse, building custom rods for all the local fisherman in Palm Beach County.
Chattahoochee Rods are not production rods, each is built with length, line weight and action being determined by the future owner's fishing preferences.
D & M Rods
D & M Fishing Rods in Canada has rods available for every fishing situation.
Designed, tested, and manufactured by American fishermen.
Fenwick Saltwater Rods
One of the recognized names in rods. Here is their online catalog for saltwater rods.
Custom rods built to your specifications. Interesting graphics for the rods!
Fly Logic Rods
You can test drive Fly Logic fly rods and reels anywhere, anytime with the new Try Logic plan - a 14-day trial program that lets you try the gear at home or on the water!
Gatti Italian Fly Rods
The goal of every Gatti engineer is to provide you with the most responsive fly rods in the world. We accomplish this by selecting the finest materials available anywhere and create a fly rod that is lighter in the hand, more powerful and yet smoother than any fly rod you've ever had the pleasure to cast.
Another of the more recognized rod blank maker.
Hanson's Canadian Fly Rods
For internet customer's they are offering a 30 day trial period -- If you are not satisfied within 30 days, simply return the rod for a full refund.
Harrison Advanced Rods
Fishing rods and blanks made by anglers in Liverpool, England.
H. L. Leonard Rod Company
Since 1869 offering customers traditional excellence of workmanship plus efficient and personalized service. Yes - 1869!
J. C. Zimmy Rods
Seasoned tonkin cane is split, straightened and precision planed into eighteen triangular strips. The strips are glued, bound and left in the lagering room for thirty days.
Ken Preston Rods
For those who like to build their own rods or like to have the kind of quality rod that comes from serious personal attention to detail, this is the site dedicated to the art of rod-making and the exchange of information at all levels regarding the design and construction of truly unique "Tools of the Trade."
Long time maker of custom rods, and blanks, graphite and fiberglass.
Ono Custom Rods
The San Francisco Peninsula's only store dedicated to out-fitting Baja bound anglers.
Rods from this famous tackle maker.
Talon is an American fishing rod and blank manufacturing company, making over 600 different models of fishing rods and blanks.