The Classic Rod - Custom

By: The Classic Rod  05/12/2011

Would you love a taper we don't currently list?

We can produce any taper you want and it only takes one week extra on average. Please feel free to request any taper, there is no extra cost for making a custom rod, actually we look at it as the old saying goes

'a change is as good as a rest


We require the name of the taper and a comprehensive table of the taper such as the example shown below.

with the details and we will contact you. If it is a relatively popular old rod we don't list just send us the name, size and weight because we probably have the taper on file already.

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