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07976 591 717 simon@simbarods.com

SimonWorkingSmallTo help create your fly rod, we first have a conversation to discuss your requirements.

We can decide on rod length and line weight, depending on the type of fishing you pursue. The reel seat, handles and guides are all options to help make your rod individual. Thread colours/combinations can be chosen at this stage too. Should you wish initials hand-engraved on the stoppers (though the very smallest ones are tricky if not impossible!), this too is part of the ordering process.

To secure your order, a 50% deposit will be required with the balance paid on delivery. Delivery time would normally be between 2 and 4 weeks from the date of receipt of deposit. BACS transfers are preferred and bank details will be provided.

Alternatively you can pay using PayPal – use the account simon@simbarods.com

As a guide, trout rod prices start around £300 and salmon rods from £420. Rods will be sent by insured courier at cost.

Before you talk with Simon

There are many aspects of your rod that you’ll be able to customise. Here’s a handy list of rod features to think about, before your conversation with Simon.

  • Length
  • Lineweight
  • Handle (Reversed half wells, full wells, cigar etc – see examples below)
  • Reel seat (see examples below)
  • Rings
  • Thread colours/trim – see example thread colours below
  • Butt extension
    • Fixed or screw-in?
    • 40mm or 50mm?
  • Inscription

You can also download this checklist as a downloadable PDF document, to print out and write your notes on if you wish.

Example reel seats and handles



Example thread colours



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