Services and warranty
Custom Rod Pricing
Custom Rod building is just that, CUSTOM. For that reason, we do not have set pricing. Each customer has different wants and needs. Therefore we offer free, no obligation consultations and quotes. Some anglers want a plain rod to be as light and sensitive as possible. Other's like bling, while other's want just a slight personal touch.
For this reason, it would not be fair to charge a set price.
Our rods include your choice of grip cork,EVA, carbon fiber, winn, paracord or flocked shrink wrap (custom made grips are extra) choice of reel seat, two colors of thread with accents around the split grip ( if your rod has one), hook keeper and up to the first guide, your name or other inscription on the rod.
All rods are static load tested and our guide spacing is done to match the reel to your rod to ensure you get the most distance and performance when casting. This also prevents the line from touching or going under the blank while loaded.
Custom rod services and add on's
Custom Logo design and decals
Butt wraps (fancy thread work), dragon scale, chevrons, tiger wraps saw blades, olive branch
Adding accents with thread or other materials around your custom lettering or logo
More than two colors of thread and extending multiple colors past first guide
Adding gloss to matte blanks
Custom blank painting ( we use only automotive flex paint and 2k clear coat)
Additional rod trim/ fancy winding checks
Any other idea's you can dream up
All of our custom rods come with a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship. If a reel seat comes loose, guides fall off something like that we take care of it no questions asked. Normal wear and tear is not covered. Grips missing chunks, getting dirty, finish getting scratched are the types of things that are normal wear and tear with use and are not warranted. Our Taipan blanks have an exclusive one year no questions asked blank warranty, YES, this includes your dog eating the blank.
After one year it becomes a limited lifetime warranty and will be replaced or not based on Taipan's discretion. All other blanks are replaced at the manufacture's discretion. Some manufactures are better than others, however with the high end blanks we normally use, the manufactures are generally very good at warranties.
If you break a rod and the manufacture replaces the blank, we will re build the rod at no labor charge. We do charge for the price of any parts we can't transfer from the old blank. This includes reel seats, grips or anything else that is lost, damaged, not in good working condition or can't be transferred. In addition, we charge a $15 fee to cover the cost of disposables, epoxy, finish etc.
If you decide to add on an option that was not on the original rod you will also be charged the normal price of that option.