Anatomy of A True West Custom Rod

  • Choose your favorite rod blanks from the best manufacturers including Sage, Winston, CF Burkheimer, Epic and more

  • We turn our own natural and stabilized woods for reel seat inserts 

  • Top of the line guide systems with custom guide options

  • Several reel seats styles to choose from including our own custom designs

  • Choose your favorite thread color with custom wrapping options
  • Grip shaped to fit the size of your hand with your input on cork design

We stabilize and turn our own wood reel seat inserts, and have several hardware styles to choose from. We even turn down deer antler for a unique and extremely durable reel seat ($65 upgrade).

 We want to make sure your rod is built exactly how you want it! We believe this can only be done by talking to real humans. Below is an outline of the process of ordering a custom build: 

How It Works

 

Look over the website and get an idea of which blank and custom options you have in mind

1.

When you are ready to order we will send an invoice for the deposit on your build

3.

We finish off the build with a customized label including your rod info and your name, nickname, etc.

5.

Email or call us and we will talk through your build to make sure you get the rod that fits your fishing needs

2.

We begin your build and will send pictures along the way allowing you to make further changes and give feedback

4.

We ship the rod and you pay the remainder of your balance

6.

Reel Seat Options

We stabilize and turn our own wood reel seat inserts, and have several hardware options to choose from. We even lathe deer antler and turn it into a beautiful, unique, and extremely durable reel seat ($65 upgrade). 

Custom Labels

We finish off every rod with a professional label with the rod info and customized text of your choice. Examples of this are your name, a nickname, a favorite quote,  or your phone number in case you lose the rod

Premium Guide Systems

We finish off every rod with a professional label with the rod info and a customization saying whatever you like. Your name, a nickname, a favorite quote,  or just your phone number in case you lose the rod

We finish off every rod with a professional label with the rod info and a customization saying whatever you like. Your name, a nickname, a favorite quote,  or just your phone number in case you lose the rod

We finish off every rod with a professional label with the rod info and a customization saying whatever you like. Your name, a nickname, a favorite quote,  or just your phone number in case you lose the rod

All our builds come standard with the premium Snake Brand guide system. However, stunning and friction reducing agate stripping guides ($30 upgrade) as well as ultra light REC titanium guides ( $40 single hand , $50 2 hand) are available as options 

CustomWraps &Feather Inlays

Add feather inlays on your ferrules to create a gorgeous guide alignment system($40 upgrade), or have us finish off you build with decorative wraps and feather inlays to add a little extra bang

Pricing 

We will build your custom rod on whatever blank you prefer, there are too many to list. Below are our most popular blank brands we build on, and a few examples of the options within those brands. If you are looking for a different brand or model than these don't hesitate to ask

 Sage Blanks

The most popular blank manufacturer with our customers. All blanks are made in America out of their factory on Bainbridge Island. Sage produces a wide variety of blanks to suit  your fly fishing needs starting with their extremely versatile flagship blank the X. Sage has been producing some of the most advanced and innovative blanks on the market for years.

X Single Hand:

$900

ESN Euro Nymph Rod:

Sage X 7100 2 Hander:

  $950

$1150

CF Burheimer Blanks

Craft brand out of Washougal, WA these are some of our favorite blanks on the market. Light and powerful are the best ways to sum up a Burky. The single hand blanks come in the normal fast action blanks and the more moderate action DAL (Deep action Load). The Burky two handers are some of the most sought after rods in the spey cult for a good reason.

Single Hand-Fast or DAL:

$895

!1'4" #4 Trout Spey:

12'7" #7 2 Hander:

 $1100

$1200

 Winston Blanks

Touch, Feel, Presentation;  the words most often used when the Montana based Winston Fly Rods is the topic of discussion. These adjectives are especially true when you are lucky enough to cast the Air or Pure rods. As the rest of the world has clamored to build faster and faster blanks Winston has continued to  design the smoothest casting blanks out there.

 Air II Single Hand:

$995

Super 10 Nymph Rod:

Air TH 2 Hander:

   $850

$1250

Epic Blanks

New Zealand based Swift Fly Fishing made their name by changing the game with the most amazing glass blanks on the planet. Aptly named fast glass, Epic glass casts like a graphite blank but still has the flex and feel of buttery glass. Recently Epic has produced some of the lightest and most responsive graphite out there. Both are a joy to fish!

Single Hand Fast Glass:

$800

Carbon Single Hand:

DH 11 Carbon 2 Hand:

   $900

$1150

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