Kelly Neuman builds custom rods for flyfishing, spinfishing, casting and steelhead drifting. The rods can be completely customized to suit your tastes and fit your fishing needs.

 

Two of our most popular custom handles for top of the line trout rods.  Reel seats are made by REC and are the finest on the market.

Custom handles made from the finest cork rings with REC reel seats.  Great design for steelhead and saltwater rods

   

Custom steelhead handle that has become very popular on the new 10' and 11' 6" Sage ONE rods.  The 7 and 8wt. seem just perfect for steelhead fishing.  We can also build this handle with a removeable fighting butt and two differnet lengths can come with the same rod.  

        

Our classic three color wrap on a Sage Z-Axis blank.  REC recoil snake guide made from a Nickel Titanium alloy.  The finest snake guide on the market!

Our classic three color wrap on a Sage TCR blank.  Fuji gold cermet titanium stripper guide.  The finest stripper guide on the market!

When building a custom rod, you need to make some decisions...

  • Rod blank: I build primarily on Sage & Winston blanks, but also use G. Loomis, Scott, Thomas & Thomas and St. Croix. The choice of blank must be made based on desired action and length first...then brand loyalty and aesthetics can be used to make the final decision.
  • Reel seat: I use primarily REC and Struble reel seats. They should be chosen based on the weight and use of the rod (salt, fresh or both).
  • Handle: Cork, cork & burl cork, synthetic
  • Stripping guides: How many, and their spacing: Choose the material (titanium, steel), the color (silver, gold, black) and the ring insert.
  • Snake guides: How many, and their spacing: Single- or double-foot. Steel, titanium or REC Recoil guides.
  • Color of thread for the wraps: Color to compliment rod blank.
  • Any decorative thread wrapping: Accent color to compliment rod blanks and main wraps

My favorite rods:

  • Dry fly rod – Sage ONE or Winston BIIIx 9’ 5wt. - Great for dry fly fishing for trout.  ONE if you like a faster action rod.
  • Streamer rod – Sage 9’ 6wt thru 8wt.  TCX, ONE, Xi3 or Winston BIII-SX - Great for casting streamers on floating or sinking lines. Also, can be used for saltwater flats on very calm days. 
  • Steelhead rod – Sage 10’ 7wt. ONE, TCX or Winston BIIIx - Perfect for drag-free drifting nymphs and fighting big fish.  Looking for more power for swinging large flies the 9' 6" 8wt ONE is the perfect rod.  Another great rod for those looking for more length is the new 11'6" ONE and come it comes in full range of weight 5,6,7,8wt.
  • Salmon rod – Sage 9’ 9wt. Xi3 & Winston BIII-SX - The right rod for subduing huge fish. Great saltwater rod, too.
  • Saltwater flats rod - Sage 9' 8wt. thru 10wt TCX, Xi3 or Winston BIII-SX - Great casting rods in high winds. Also perfect for Great Lakes Salmon.

 

Pictured above is a 690-4 Z-Axis and one of your most popular design for streamer rods for 6 and 7wts.  Same design could be used for any of the popular streamer blanks TCX, BII-MX, Xi3.

 

Pictured above is a custom Sage 9' 5wt. Z-Axis travel rod (590-4 Z-Axis).  The rod was built with the finest components - REC nickel silver reel seat with a spalted burl maple wood insert, REC recoil snake guides, and a Fuji titanium stripper guide.  A three color wrap of dark green, metallic green, and metallic gold trim was used.  Could use same components and workmanship on any blank of your choice.

 

 

 

 

Pictured above is a custom Sage 9' 5wt. TCX with Abel Super 5N with a brown trout graphic finish.  The rod was built with the finest components - REC nickel silver reel seat with a spalted burl maple wood insert, REC recoil snake guides, and a Fuji titanium stripper guide.  A three color wrap of dark green, metallic green, and metallic gold trim was used.  Could use same components and workmanship on any blank of your choice.    

 

 

Pictured above is a custom Sage 10' 7wt. Z-Axis travel rod (7100-4 Z-Axis).  This is one of my favorite steelheads. The rod was built with the finest components - REC double nut locking reel seat with a spalted burl maple wood insert, REC recoil snake guides, and a Fuji titanium stripper guide.  A three color wrap of dark green, metallic green, and metallic gold trim was used.  Could use same components and workmanship on any blank of your choice.    

 

 

Custom Sage two handed spey fly rod

Pictured above is a custom Sage 12' 6" 8wt. two handed spey rod (8126-3).  The rod was built with a custom cork handle made from the finest cork rings.  A Struble titanium reel seat was used - perfect for a salt water fly rod.  Could use same components and workmanship on any two handed blank of your choice.

 

Pictured above is a custom Sage 9' 9wt. Xi3 with a Abel Super 9/10 QC with matching finish.  The Sage Xi3 blank is the premium saltwater rod blank and we can build them just like photos above.  Rod was built with a REC salt water reel seat, Fuji titanium gold cermet stripper guides, REC recoil snake guides.  A three color wrap of dark blue, metallic dark blue, and metallic gold trim was used.  We could use same components and workmanship on any salt water blank of your choice.

For more information, pricing, or to order a rod just email or call Contact Streamside

 

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