Custom Rods
Custom /ˈkəs,təm/ a. : Made to fit the needs or requirements of a particular person.
Rods that are made exactly the way you design them from top to bottom.  Carlin Bamboo rods are built for a lifetime of use, so you may as well get something that is exactly what you like.  As many or as few of the rod's details and appointments can be customized, from the tip top to the butt cap and everything in between.  Classic or utterly unorthodox, I'm happy to help make just about anything.
  • Made from a single, select culm of bamboo
  • Mirror matched tips
  • Dozens of time tested tapers to choose from
  • Cane tone from a light blonde to a chocolate brown
  • Top quality 18% hard drawn nickel silver ferrules
  • Hardware can be blued, bronzed or left natural
  • Nickel silver or aluminum reel seat hardware
  • Beautiful hand-picked wood or cane reel seat insert
  • Select colors of the finest silk for guide wraps
  • Choice of color for highlights and optional tipping
  • Standard or titanium alloy snake guides
  • Various stripping guide options
  • Top quality hand turned grip of Portuguese cork
  • High gloss spar varnish finish
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Action and Taper Options
I have well over 1500 tapers available for making rods. Below are a number of the most popular, grouped by rod geometry and then by either Classic or Custom tapers. If you don't have a specific taper in mind, just get in touch and we can figure out the best for your fishing needs.
Rod Options and Appointments
Cane Tone
Hardware Tone
Wrap Colors
Grip Shape
Reel Seat
Stripping Guide
Snake Guides