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Highliner Custom Saltwater Rods

Saltwater is where my roots as a rod builder run the deepest. Back in the 70's when I was young most of the top fishermen (also known as Highliners) fished beautiful custom rods. This is where I gained an appreciation for true craftsmanship and the classic, traditional beauty of threadwork. It is what has driven me to do what I do today. You do not see much of this work anymore because of the amount of time necessary to build each rod. At Highliner Custom Rods, we have an extensive background in building state of the art, high-performance saltwater rods.

Never before have rod blanks and rod building components been as strong, lightweight, and technologically advanced as they are today. Matched up with today's smaller, more compact, state of the art reels, your Highliner rod will be aesthetically beautiful as well as a tool that will break the will of the largest saltwater fish that swim. From light to heavy tackle, we have the experience to do it all.

Each Highliner Custom Rod is individually numbered with each client's name. These rods on average will be lighter and stronger than anything you have ever fished.


Rod Blanks: CalStar, Seeker, Phenix to name a few...
Rod Guides: Fuji, American Tackle, Aftco, Alps, Winthrop.
Rod Seats: American Tackle, Aftco, Alps, Perfection
Rod Grips: Mainly Hypalon, EVA


See Saltwater Rods in the Picture Gallery