Complete custom fishing rods for all your needs


Gary’s Rod Building Classes
Learn to build your own custom fishing rods from the ground up

All rods are constructed using only the highest quality components:     

  • High-end graphite blanks — extremely light-weight and sensitive.
    I personally designed these blanks. They are manufactured exclusively for my company.
  • Titanium oxide cushionless guides — can be used with any fusion line and will not wear.
  • Handle and fore grip constructed using only the highest quality cork.
  • Reel seats are cushioned graphite with self-aligning hoods.

For example, learn to build a 24″ ice fishing rod, a fly rod, a 6’6″ light spinning rod, a 6’6″ medium light casting rod, or several models of musky rods rated for extra heavy action. We can also customize a class especially for you.

In each class you will find the spine on the rod blank, fit the handle, reel seat and fore grip to the rod blank and glue them on. You will then properly space the guides on the rod blank and hand wrap each with thread.

After the class, rods will be taken to my shop in Anoka for gluing. (Note: Class participants are welcome to visit the shop and glue their own rods.) When finished, you can pick up your rod at the school or business where you took your class. Your new custom rod will be customized with the your name, the length of the rod, and the action rating — at no additional cost!

Custom Built for John Smith   7’0″   MH

Classes are available at my shop. Examples of classes are:
  • 7′ 6″ Musky Rod Kit
  • 8′ 6″ Kit
  • Spinning Rod or Casting Rod Kit
  • Ice Fishing Rod Kit
Contact  Gary’s Custom Rod & Reel  to get our current class schedule or inquire about a class for a specific rod.





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