Custom Rods

Northkill Tackle can build virtually any custom fishing rod you can imagine.  From the smallest ultra-light travel rod to a mighty surf rod, we got you covered.

Why buy a custom built fishing rod? Because it puts you, the rod owner, in control.  You’ll be able to select a blank designed for your specific needs and then decide which components are best for you.  While some people prefer high-end cork, reel seats and guides, others want more basic components.  Either approach is fine, but every fishing rod that comes out of Northkill Tackle’s workshop will be built with the same care and attention to detail.  Simply put, if we wouldn’t be proud to use the rod, we wouldn’t release it.

For a fully custom fishing rod, contact Chris for more information and pricing details.

For those of you who are interested in a basic rod that is made with a high degree of attention and care, Northkill Tackle offers two flagship rods – one a fly rod, the other a spin fishing rod.

Our flagship fly rods are 4-piece 5-weights that are 9’ in length.  This is a rod that can catch trout, panfish and bass all in the same day.  These rods are built on Proof carbon fiber blanks and feature Pac Bay guides and tip tops.  The reel seat and grip are from American Tackle.

For those of you who prefer spin fishing, our flagship spin rod is built on a 6’8” medium power Bushido blank (1-piece) with fast action.  The line rating is 10-17 pounds and lure rating of 1/4 – 3/4 oz.  These rods use American Tackle components.