Paradigm Custom Rod Design

Handcrafted Fly & Freshwater Split-Bamboo Fishing Rods for the Contemporary Angler
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Welcome to Paradigm Custom Rods
" Fishing is a quest for knowledge and wonder as much as a pursuit of fish."
-Paul Schullery
~ ~ ~ From the days of old to the modern age of angling  ~ ~ ~
No fishing instrument in existence parallels the exquisite, enduring craftsmanship of a fine, Split Bamboo rod.

Here's why:
History and Tradition.
Elements of time progressively forge ahead merging innovation and modernized fabrication methods with the classic and "old-fashioned" to further improvise upon the best standardized rod making principles of yesteryear.
Generations of Life-long Durability.
Uncompromising workmanship in conventional Split bamboo rod construction coupled with the integrity of today's advanced adhesives and rod coatings formulated to withstand the harshest outdoor conditions and the test of time.
Signature, Custom-personalized Design.
Handcrafted and built to exacting customer specifications inclusive of highest quality premium grade rod components, accessories and accoutrements providing exceptional durability and aesthetic brilliance to please to the eye.
Sensory Overload.
Fluid, silky-smooth casting strokes effortlessly transfer a balance of finesse integrated with ample reserve power gracefully enabling the fly caster to deliver the offering to its intended target with precision and accuracy.

In today's complex, fast-paced world. . .
Take yourself back to the origins and essence of fly casting tradition
as it began long ago with the lively, natural tempo of Split Bamboo.


A timeless, classic centerpiece of sporting tradition.
Tonkin bamboo  (Arundinaria amabilis)
A renewable resource possessing remarkable properties of
tensile strength and natural, organic resilience.
  The century's old superlative in freshwater fishing rods - proven to endure the test of time.



Split Bamboo rods carry an aura, mystique and a genuine story all their own . . . for the ages.

" When considering the finer attributes - smooth performance and the inherent value of Split bamboo as a treasured keepsake or family heirloom - nothing quite compares to handcrafted tradition. "