Welcome to Delaware Valley Tackle's custom rod shop. Our philosophy is that a custom rod is first and foremost a tool that should perform at the highest level. This accomplished through a painstaking process that simply cannot take place in a mass production atmosphere.
First, the correct blank must be chosen. It must be of the optimum composition, length, power and action to perform the task for which it is intended. We search among many top manufacturers such as St. Croix, Batson, North Fork Composits and Sage just to name a few, for the perfect blank to recommend for each build.
The grip must be of the material, length, shape, size and style to suit the application and preference of the angler. We hand shape grips from AAA grade cork, EVA or hypalon. Grips can be classic shapes such as cigar, full wells, half wells or new split-grip design. Grips are individually sized to fit the anglers hand. Inlays of colored cork, wood or foam can be used to create custom decorative designs. The grip is then matched to the reel seat type and style of choice.
Guides are selected considering ring and frame material, size and color. They are placed through the painstaking process of "Static Deflection" in which the rod is placed under load and the guides are placed along the curve. This maximizes casting as well as fish fighting ability of the rod.
Once the components have been selected, customization options are decided. These can include themes, thread wrap colors, inscriptions, marbling, decorative wraps, decals, trim and much more. We are limited only by our imaginations
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