We are Wayne & Diana Anderson. We have a passion for fishing, and just like you we found that we needed a few more rods for our various fishing habits. We did not always find the rod that we liked in the stores, so we decided to take our hobby of rod building and repair to another level.
Wayne has been doing repairs and building his own custom poles for a number of years. Eventually he started making them for friends and relatives. One day when he was down at the Barrier Dam fishing he noticed that everyone’s pole looked the same! Boring! So he decided to start his own business making custom rods for just about anybody. So North Fork Custom Rods was started. Eventually I started helping him out. I now do the thread wraps.
He has designed some very unique custom cork handles, featuring checkers, different designs (you will have to check out the pictures). We specialize in building one quality rod at a time. We carry both number one blanks from Angles Workshop, Lamiglas, St Croix, G. Loomis & Batson. We specialize in Sage & Winston fly rods. We can order any blank that is available on today’s market.
The thread wraps are very unique. Diana has the ability of utilizing up to 5 colors at one time making very beautiful wraps. Diamond weaves are also another option for decorating your rod.
We sometimes utilize feathers in our wraps. Currently we use rattle snake, cobra and diamond back water snake skins. We also use Abalone. We are constantly adding new designs and products.
We also have many very nice blemished blanks form the Lamiglas seconds bin. These are only used at your request and with your own inspection. These are typically used when you want to keep your costs down.
We use Fuji guides and reel seats, unless you request differently on your order. We also have available American Tackle & Pacific Bay. For our fly rods we use Hopkins & Holloway Guides and Struble reel seats.
We have yet to come across a rod that we could not build. We have built many Salmon, Steelhead, Bass, Trout, and Sturgeon, as well as Fly rods for both men and women alike.
We also do rod repairs. If you have a favorite rod lying around that needs some T.L.C we will gladly look at it. If it can be repaired we will do it for you.
We like to invite customers to our shop, so that they can see first hand many of the rods we have built over the years. Also while you are here you can sit down and design your own cork handle and pet our 2 boxers at the same time.
Unfortunately not all our customers have been able to come to our shop. We will work with you via the phone, fax and the internet.