Custom fishing rods are primarily thought to be extremely expensive, even though you get exactly what you need for your specific style of fishing versus shopping for the mass quantities. John Wayne tells us about his custom rods from Mr. Snookman Custom Rods.
I wanted a custom fishing rod, but didn’t want to take out a second mortgage on actually getting one. I reached out to Richard Gray of Mr. Snookman Custom Rods in hopes of getting the perfect custom rod for my style of fishing. The Mr. Snookman custom rods would be the first set of custom rods that I would have the pleasure of using. Initially I was unsure of the process and what needed to be done with ordering custom fishing rods. Richard happily walked me through each rod component and also recommended components that he felt would best suit my needs. These wrapped custom rods by Richard Gray of West Palm Beach, Florida definitely come made to order. Each rod is carefully wrapped and layered to Richard’s high standards for Mr. Snookman Custom Rods.
I asked for two (2) custom rods for two exact purposes. The result is two of the best rods that I have ever used. The first custom rod was to purely throw soft plastic lures and the second to throw top water lures and heavy swim baits. With my soft plastic rod, I swear I can feel the fish swim by my lure during the retrieve. Upon the hook set, the backbone of the MHX blank shows true every time. I have caught everything from a 38″ snook to a 5″ bass with this custom fishing rod. My top water rod is a bit stiffer with a fast action tip and also a MHX blank. I pair it with an Okuma Fishing Trio 4000 series reel and I couldn’t be happier. I can cast a mile and the tip allows me to “walk the dog” perfectly. I also use this rod a lot when frog fishing for bass in heavy cover. It allows me to rip them out of the lily pads and into my kayak before they have a chance to get wrapped up. If I had to rate these custom rods from Mr. Snookman, I would give them a 5-star rating hands down! Richard Gray stands behind his work and works with his customers to provide an outstanding custom rod and amazing customer service at a price that won’t break the bank.
If you’re looking for a custom rod, give Mr. Snookman Custom Rods a try. You’ll receive a great experience and get the rod that best suits your fishing needs.
About the Author
John Wayne is a kayak fishing charter guide with Moon Light Charters on the Treasure Coast of Florida. John kayak fishes for everything from Bass to Tarpon and is also a pro staffer for Hook1, Feelfree Kayaks, DOA Lures, FINS Braid, and Tailin Toads.