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Custom Saltwater Rods

At Highliner Custom Rods, we have an extensive background in building state of the art, high-performance custom saltwater fishing 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 custom saltwater 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, from surf rods to offshore rods, we have the experience to do it all.

Saltwater is where the roots of our rod builder run the deepest. Back in the 70’s most of the top fishermen (also known as Highliners) fished beautiful custom rods. This is where we gained an appreciation for true craftsmanship and the classic, traditional beauty of threadwork. You do not see much of this custom work anymore because of the amount of time necessary to build each rod.

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

Rod Blanks:

Cousins, Phenix, Calstar, Seeker, United Composites, Black Hole

Rod Grips:

Mainly Hypalon, EVA

Rod Guides:

American Tackle, Aftco, Alps, Fuji, Winthrop

Reel Seats:

American Tackle, Aftco, Alps, Perfection, Winthrop

Custom Rod Wraps:

Threadwork design and color

Matching rod sets available.

At Highliner Custom Rods we meticulously create world class custom surf rods and custom offshore rods in limited numbers. Our custom fishing rods are fished all over the world. We have a very established international clientele located in such countries as Japan, Canada, Germany, England, Italy, and Belgium. We have even shipped rods to the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Only the highest quality rod blanks and components are used to create our beautiful high end custom fishing rods. No two of our rods are exactly alike, and our clients take pride in owning a rod that is truly one of a kind. The level of craftsmanship of our Salmon Rods and Steelhead Rods, Fly Rods and Spey Rods, Saltwater Fishing Rods, and Travel Rods is unmatched.

Call (541) 280-7550


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