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Custom Built Fly Rods, Centerpin Rods and more by MP

I am a Guild Certified Professional Custom Rod Builder and member of the Custom Rod Builder's Guild. I occasionally have some time to build some rods for folks when I'm not guiding or fishing (most winter!)! More information at the bottom of the page! The gallery below contains every rod I've built, starting at the top with the earliest builds..new builds are always added at the bottom.

       

MP's #1
3wt. 5' 8" Cabela's 2 piece
Fatman's Ultra Trout Rod

MP's #2
2wt. 6' 6" Rainshadow RX7 2 piece
by MP, for MP
       

MP's #3
4wt. 7 '6" HookHack IM6 2 piece
"Chromeseeker's Mean Green"

MP's #4
6wt. 10' Hook Hack IM6 3 piece with 10" removeable extension
MP's DO IT ALL Switch Rod
       

MP's #5
4wt. 7' 9" Cabela's PT 2 piece
Fatman's UBER SWEET rod

MP's #6
4wt. 7' 6" Forecast 2 piece
for Chris Pedersen (the Birthday Rod)
       

MP's #7
4wt. 7' 6" Forecast 2 piece
Phil diGiorgio's 4wt.

MP's #8
3wt. 7' 6" Forecast 2 piece
Jim K's 2004 PFS rod - from one Smokin' Tahoe to another...
       

MP's #9
5wt. 8' 6" Forecast 5 piece
for Dan Wenk

MP's #10
4wt. 7' 6" Forecast 2 piece
A "custom order" for Max Fisher
       

MP's #11
4/5wt. 9' Hook & Hackle IM6 7 piece
by mp, for MP!

MP's #12
4wt. 7' 6" Forecast 2 piece
A "custom order" for Zak Fisher.
       

MP's #13
4wt. 7' 6" Forecast 2 piece
Ken's Custom (and Lucky) 4wt.

MP's #14

8wt. 9' Hook & Hackle IM6 2pc.
Tim "The Enchanter"'s new Steelhead/Salmon/Salt Rod.

       

MP's #15

4wt. 7' 6" Forecast 5 piece
Spin's Surprise!


MP's #16
4wt. 7' 6" Forecast 2 piece
Drew's 4wt.
       

MP's #17
4/5wt. 9' Hook & Hackle IM6 7 piece Combo
(Ken Follensbee's)
Team Ozark Chronicle's 2004 Fly Rod & Reel Trout Bum Tournament Raffle COMBO

MP's #18
5wt. 7' Forecast 3 piece
MP's Prototype
       

MP's #19
4wt. 7' 6" Forecast 5 piece
Gill's "Blue Rod"
2004 Trout Bum - North vs. South - Team Ozark Chronicles - "MP's Eatin' Crow" Rod (Combo!).

MP's #20
5wt. 7' Forecast 3 piece
Chief's "Salmon Hatchet"
       

MP's #21
5wt. 7' Forecast 3 piece
Duke's "Salmon Sword"

MP's #22
7wt. 10' Hook & Hackle IM6 2 piece
MP's #22
       

MP's #23
13' 2pc. Rainshadow Float Rod
MP's Centerpin (Centrepin)

MP's #24

2wt. 6' 6" Rainshadow
Randy's "Stealth Rod"

       

MP's #25

Craig Darrah's 7wt. St. Croix.


MP's #26

4wt. 7' 6" Rainshadow
Pet Fly Smackdown "Champion's Rod" Combo!

       

MP's #27

4wt. 7' Rainshadow
Connor's Trout Rod


MP's #28

4wt. 7' 6" Forecast
Paul Rechterman's 4wt.

       

MP's #29

4wt. 8' Forecast
Ann Rechterman's 4wt.


MP's #30

Gerry Greene's 9' 8wt St. Croix Avid

       

MP's #31

Gerry Greene's 7' 3wt. St. Croix Avid


MP's #32

2wt. 6'6" "Stealth Rod" Rainshadow RX7
AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!

       

MP's #33

2wt. 6'6" Rainshadow RX7 2 piece
Dan Fisher's 6'6" 2wt.


MP's #34

4/5wt. Hook& Hackle IM6 9' 7 piece
Dave Dyer's 9' 4/5 wt.

       

MP's #35

4wt. 7'6" Forecast 5 piece
Matt Jenning's 4wt.


R&M's #1

4wt. 7'6" Pacific Bay Tradition 2pc.
Renee's Trout Rod

 

       

MP's #36

4wt. 7' 6" Forecast 2pc.
Bill Hall's 4wt.

 


MP's #37

4wt 7' Rainshadow RX7
MP's defacto Trout Rod!

 

       

MP's #38

7wt. 9' Rainshadow 2pc.
AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!
View it in person at Creekside Outfitters.


MP's #39

4wt. 7' Rainshadow 2pc.
Adam Eibling's 4wt.

       

MP's #40

4wt. 7' 6" Forecast 2pc.
Gumbo's Trout Stick!

 


MP's #41

4wt. 7' 6" Forecast 2pc.

       

MP's #42

3wt. 7' 6" Forecast 2pc.
Dean's 3wt.


MP's #43

13' 2pc. Rainshadow Float Rod
Josh Lenda's Centerpin

       

MP's #44
4wt. 7'6" Rainshadow RX7
Jim Howard's 4wt.

MP's #45

13' 2pc. Rainshadow Float Rod
Greg Posdal's Centerpin

       

MP's #46

4wt. 7'6" Forecast 5pc.
The Rambling Travler Spin/Fly
AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!


MP's #47

Ken's 9' 7wt. Avid

       

MP's #48

Bob Janik's 7'6" 4wt. Rainshadow RX7


MP's #49

Forecast 7'6" 4wt. 2pc.
Andreanna's Fly Rod

       

MP's #50

9' 7wt. St. Croix Avid
Pat Smith's Carp Rod


MP's #51

13' 2pc. Rainshadow Centerpin Rod
Karl Kaufman's Centerpin

       

MP's #52

9' 5wt St. Croix Avid
Jacek's Trout Rod


MP's #53

9' 7wt. Lamiglass IM700
AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!

       

MP's #54

8' 9" 8wt. Trout Camp Bamboo / Cane Rod
Salmon/Steelhead Bamboo Guiding Rod #1


MP's #55

Ken's 10' 7wt. Rainshadow

       

MP's #56

7' 6" 4wt. Forecast
Casting Lesson Rod

 


MP's #57

7' 6" 4wt. Forecast
Casting Lesson Rod

       

MP's #58

8' 4wt. Forecast
Tim Harbrick's Trout rod


MP's #59

13' Centerpin Rod
Josh Lenda's #43 Clone

       

MP's #60

8' 6" Trolling Rod
Capt. Mike Richow's 8'6" Rainshadow Trolling Rod.


MP's #61

9' 8wt. Rainshadow RX7 Fly Rod

Mike Otte's Tributary Rod.

       

MP's #62

6' 6" 2wt. Forecast Fly Rod

Coming Soon


MP's #63

7' 6" 4wt.Rainshadow Fly Rod

Just getting that second coat of finish!

       

MP's #?

11' Centerpin Rod

In Progress


MP's #?

8' 9" 8wt. Trout Camp Bamboo

In Progress

       

MP's #?

9'6" Harbor Spinning Rod

In Progress


MP's #?

15' Rainshadow Spey Rod

In Progress

     

At this time (Dec. '05) I am pretty backed up with repairs and new rods. I will still consider special/interesting projects, but otherwise consider me "booked solid" until summer, or winter, of '06!.

Here's the deal, I'm not making ANY money on the components side, only charging for my labor to build your rod. I'm happy to build with any components you like!

Guide Wrapping Rates for Single Foot Fly / Spinning (SF) and Traditional Snake Guides / Casting (DF):

One Color Wraps (machine wrapped):
SF - $10 per rod foot
DF - $15 per rod foot

Two Color Wraps (hand wrapped):
SF - $12.50 per rod foot
DF - $17.50 per rod foot

Three Color Wraps (hand wrapped):
SF - $15.00
DF - $20.00


Decorative Wrapping Rate - $20/hr labor. Average Rates for the following:
Open Diamond Wraps - $40-60
Full Cheveron Wraps - $80
Inscription Blocks - $10

Custom Turned Cork Rates - $3 per inch + cost of materials. A typical 7" handle runs around $25.

Component Fees - retail cost of components; if items are currently on-sale the savings will be passed along to you! You are welcome to purchase your own components and have them shipped to me (please review the components with me first to ensure you're getting the right materials). Alternately, I am happy to handle the ordering for you.

Repair Work & Warranty - same rates as above for whatever section(s) need to be rebuilt- all components are covered by manufacturer's warranties. Replacement components not covered under warranty will need to be replaced at cost. Email with details for a quote. Really the only problem I've EVER had with a rod I built is the extended butt models where the reel seat comes unglued. Worksmanship defects such as this are not charged.

What you need to do:

First, pick all of your components. I will be happy to assist you in this; i.e. I have many reel seats and grips on-hand, ready to go. You'll need to pick the following:

Rod Blank
Reel Seat
Grip
Winding Check
Hook Keeper
Guides / Tip Top
Guide Wraps (color(s) and style)
Decorative Wraps (if desired)
Inscription

Once we've picked everything we'll gather everything up. The cost of all components must be covered before I get started. I may ask you to order directly through a vendor such as Hook & Hackle, or I may simply ask for payment on the component portion, whichever is easier for both of us. Payment for labor etc. is due at the time of completion.

Please feel free to email me with your ideas and questions!

 

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