Custom Rods

We do offer pre-built rods and each of our rods is handcrafted to be absolutely unique, but if you want to come along for the ride and be involved in the design process then a custom rod is for you. With a custom rod you will get direct access to our rod builder and you will be involved in the design process. With your input we will design and create a one of a kind fly rod specific to your fishing needs and aesthetic desires…a rod fit for a show case, but you really should fish it.

We encourage customers who are interested in commissioning a rod to contact us directly
through the Contact form or call us on the number from the contact page.

The Process

11ft 8wt custom spey rod
  1. First we need to discuss your fishing/casting style and ability to help us determine a rod (length, weight, blank action) that is best suited for your needs and expectations.

  2. We will then discuss the “nuts and bolts” of the desired rod including an overall color scheme, cork grip style/specifications, thread colors, reel seat, and line guides.

  3. Once we have solidified the design of your Bighorn rodworks custom rod, we ask that you provide your shipping address, email address, and telephone number which we will use to track your order and warranty.

  4. Build cost and delivery date will be determined based on the rod specifications.

  5. An invoice/contract will be sent to you via email with the build specifications and build cost. This will act as a contractual agreement between you and Bighorn Rodworks. We request you provide authorization to proceed with the build in a response back to this email.

  6. If you have not already put a deposit down for your custom rod we will ask that you now put a deposit down before we proceed via the custom rod deposit product or other agreed upon terms.

  7. We will get busy building your custom spey rod or fly rod.

  8. Weekly updates will be provided on the build as it progresses.

  9. Upon completion of your Custom Bighorn fly rod a final invoice will be sent to you.

  10. Once payment is received for the final balance we will ship out your new custom rod.

  11. You get out and fish!