Admittedly it’s not for everyone, but I’m guessing most of you have dreamt up your dream rod. You know, the one you’ve sketched out on a napkin waiting for your buddies at the bar… The one with high tech corrosion free components, nickel silver options, burled hardwoods, and agate stripping guides.
Or perhaps you like a certain model but would rather remove the hook keeper, or just switch the size of your grip. Scott Rods new custom shop offers you choices on tons of their blanks and gives you options on grips, reel seat, spacers, fighting butt, winding check, hook keepers, stripping guide, snake guides, wrap, trim, inscription, measuring wraps, cases, etc… You can even view your rod as you’re building it.
I recently had them build me a fiberglass one weight for my wife to my specifications. It was our first anniversary in September and I thought a glass 1 – wt. with a personalized inscription would be perfect for the occasion. She loved it. Now I just have to hope she isn’t expecting a rod size up every year…
What’s even cooler…
…is that Scott has decided that the retailer not need be taken out of the equation. If you purchase a custom rod, your order is routed though one of Scott’s specialty retailers (fly shops) and they get part of the sale too.
Even if you can’t find what you’re looking for at the Scott Custom Shop website, you can drop them a line and they’ll try accommodate your whacky request and provide an individual quote and time estimate.