Paradigm Custom Rod Design

Handcrafted Fly & Freshwater Split-Bamboo Fishing Rods for the Contemporary Angler
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~ ~ ~   Introducing   ~ ~ ~
The Guru II and Meandros III series Fly Rods
 
Exceptional quality, affordability and value
from the highest standards of hand craftsmanship
for the discerning angler and Split Bamboo enthusiast.
Custom designed with Your best interests always in mind.
Fishing rods made for a lifetime of angling adventure
to enjoy throughout the many seasons that await you.
Heirlooms to proudly pass along from generation,
to next generation of anglers. . . and beyond. 
 
 
 
 


100%  ~  Hand-Planed ~  Split Bamboo Fly & Spin Rod Blanks
 
 
 
 
 
* *  A-tten-tion !!!  * *  Military Personnel !!!  * *
20%  Discount on  any  New custom rod for Active duty U.S. Service members!
 
" Proudly saluting men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces for their dedicated and commendable service."
 
 
 
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


Now proudly offering:
 
(click and redirect to fiberglass fly rod page)
 
Custom Classic Glass Fly Rods
 
Interchangeable Spin/Fly dual Split-bamboo conversion sets
-  In packable lengths of 5' to 7' feet  -
For Anglers who enjoy the best in both Fly and Spin casting
scroll to bottom of page for info
 
Custom Reel Seat components by A.P. DiCicco
 
 
- 2014 Promotion -
 
 
PCRD has partnered with the good folks over at Midstream Outdoors and proud to offer our
Customers the innovative Six (6) spool  Tippet Boss™ -pat. pending- leader dispenser complete
with Sharktooth® cutters  * FREEwith purchase of any 2 (two-tip) custom Split bamboo Fly rod.
Made in USA
$50.00
VALUE !!!

 
 
  
New  proprietary Fly reel seat hardware  -  Available 2013
 

 

 
 
 
The Split-Bamboo Process
 
Made with meticulous detail and care - start to finish. 
Custom designed to exact specifications using the rod taper of your selection.
 
Designate a Fly rod taper that's best suited to your freshwater angling style.
Select the Fly rod model, trim package, length and tip configuration of choice.
Please   Contact us   and a personal phone call will be arranged to discuss
 specific needs and details required to expedite your new rod customization.
 
  
 
Bamboo Fly Rod Tapers & Actions

 
 
The Split Bamboo rod taper digest contains several hundred archived patterns available.
Fast-action (tip-flex) to Moderate (mid-flex) and Progressive (full-flex parabolic) fly rod actions.
Reproductions of famous vintage classics and modern design for every type of angling preference.
 
 
  
 
Design
 
Split Bamboo rods in production are of Hexagon (6-sided) geometry.
Handcrafted individually from a single, seasoned Tonkin Bamboo culm of high power fiber density.
Double heat-treated by flame internally/externally to eradicate moisture and increase fiber-strength.
Standard  3 x 3  node-spacing pattern fabricated with mirrored tip sections.
Custom (4) piece Fly rods to nine (9') feet also made - upon special request.
Spinning  and  Casting rods  also constructed in a variety of lengths and two configurations. 
HollowBuilt Construction is an available option for  - all -  Split Bamboo rod models.
 
 
Fly Rod Standard Features
Offered in 2 and 3 section configurations and Three Component Package options to choose from.
Premium quality 18% Nickel Silver machined ferrules are Standard Issue on Fly Rod models.
High-gloss  multi-coat  marine spar-urethane finish for superior luster, lasting durability
and maximum protection from the effects of extreme heat, moisture and harmful UV rays.
Partitioned cloth rod sock and brass-capped satin-finish Aluminum rod tube w/logo.
Choice of  Translucent  or   Opaque  thread wrap windings on any Fly rod model. 
Loop style hook-tender is recommended and supplied free of charge  - (upon request).
 
 
 
 
 

 
Custom Fly Rod Models
 
 
 
 
*  The Guru II  Series  *
Signature Craftsmanship  ~  Superior Quality Components
Two (2) Piece Configuration Fly Rod
             5' to 8'  foot lengths            
Rod lengths:    5',  5'6",  6',  6'3",  6'6",  6'9",  7',  7'2",  7'6",  7'9",  8' 
Popular rod lengths:    6',  6'3",  6'6",  7',  7'2",  7'6",  7'9",  8'
 
" The Guru II ~ Field Grade "
Basic components package generously outfitted with 18% Nickel Silver ferrules, High grade cigar grip,
 Quality snake and tip-top guides, Mildrum® SRMG model standard stripping guide with tungsten carbide ring
inset within a high-arched Nickel Silver frame and fine Lemke Concepts® brand reel seat components.
Lightweight, clear (mill anodized) or plated aluminum locking reel seat hardware.
 2/1  (single tip hex)                            850.00
2/2  (Traditional  extra-tip hex)         1050.00
 
 
" The Guru II ~ Titan Grade "
Next tier package with blued 18% NS ferrules and tough, super-durable light wire Titanium Carbide (TiCH) plated
snake guides and tip-tops accented with a Select crimson or green Agate stone stripping guide set within a TiCH frame.
Lemke Concepts® dark nickel reel seat components and a signature, flame-mottled custom Rattan-wound cigar grip.
Corrosion-resistant TiCH package provides superb contrast on darker flame-tempered Bamboo rods.
  2/1  (single tip hex)                            975.00
 2/2  (Traditional   extra-tip hex)         1175.00
 
 
" The Guru II ~ Deluxe Grade " 
Well-appointed fly rod package features 18% NS ferrules, fine Lemke Concepts® brand reel seat components,
Premium light wire SnakeBrand® guides & tip-tops, Genuine Brazilian Agate stone stripping guide within a NS frame
 and a signature, flamed custom Rattan-wound cigar-shaped grip for a superb tactile feel and distinctive look.
Premium grade quality rod accessories for superior aesthetics. 
   2/1  (single tip hex)                           1125.00  
2/2  (Traditional  extra-tip hex)          1325.00
 
 Add the benefits of  HollowBuilt Construction   for only . . .   150.00

Or   designate a specific rod section   75.00 - rear/butt  /  37.50 per tip section
 
Please allow an eight to ten (8-10) week lead time for custom Fly rod fabrications.
* N0te that prices listed  do not  include variable shipping, handling and insurance cost.
 
 

Options/Specialty Features
HollowBuilt Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  150.00
Custom cigar shaped Rattan grip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   65.00
Blued/Oxidized Nickel Silver parts (Standard or Deluxe models) . . . . . . . .   50.00
Trim wrap tipping service (Standard or Titan models only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    35.00
Special request Mottle-toned Bamboo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    75.00
    Other specialized custom embellishments will be up-charged, respectively.
 
 
 
 
*  The Meandros III  Series  *
Signature Craftsmanship  ~  Superior Quality Components
Portable / Packable - Three (3) Piece Configuration Fly Rod
             6' to 9' foot lengths             
Rod lengths:   6',  6'6",  7',  7'2",  7'6",  7'9",  8',  8'3",  8'6",  8'9",  9' 
Popular rod lengths:   6'6",  7',  7'2",  7'6",  7'9",  8',  8'6"
 
" The Meandros III ~ Field Grade "
Basic components package generously outfitted with 18% Nickel Silver ferrules, High grade cork grip,
 Quality snake and tip-top guides, Mildrum® SRMG model standard stripping guide with tungsten carbide ring
inset within a high-arched Nickel Silver frame and fine Lemke Concepts® brand reel seat components.
Lightweight, clear (mill anodized) or plated aluminum locking reel seat hardware.
 3/1  (single tip hex)                                  900.00
3/2  (Traditional  extra-tip hex)             1100.00
 
 
" The Meandros III ~ Titan Grade "
Next tier package with blued 18% NS ferrules and tough, super-durable light wire Titanium Carbide (TiCH) plated
snake guides and tip-tops accented with a Select crimson or green Agate stone stripping guide set within a TiCH frame.
Lemke Concepts® dark nickel reel seat components and a signature, flame-mottled custom Rattan wound cigar grip.
Corrosion-resistant TiCH package provides superb contrast on darker flame-tempered Bamboo rods.
  3/1  (single tip hex)                                  1025.00
 3/2  (Traditional  extra-tip hex)              1225.00
 
 
" The Meandros III ~ Deluxe Grade "
Well-appointed Fly rod package features 18% NS ferrules, fine Lemke Concepts® brand reel seat components,
Premium light wire SnakeBrand® guides & tip-tops, Genuine Brazilian Agate stone stripping guide within a NS frame
 and a signature flamed custom Rattan wound cigar-shaped grip for a superb tactile feel and distinctive look.
Premium grade quality rod accessories for superior aesthetics.
  3/1  (single tip hex)                                  1175.00
 3/2  (Traditional  extra-tip hex)              1375.00
 
Add the benefits of  HollowBuilt Construction   for only . . .   150.00

Or  designate a specific rod section     50.00 - rear/butt / 50.00 - mid / 25.00 per tip section

    
Please allow an eight to ten  (8-10)  week lead time for custom Fly rod fabrications.
* Note that price(s) shown  do not  include variable shipping, handling and insurance fees.

 

 
Fly Rod Component Package - Options
Select a component package to outfit the 2pc. Guru or 3pc. Meandros Fly rod model.
 
 
          " Field Grade  (Standard) "      
          ~  High-Quality Components Value Package
  • Choice of Natural to rich, darker-tones of flame-tempered Bamboo
  • Bright, hand-polished 18% Nickel Silver Super-Z machined ferrules
  • High grade 6.5" inch cigar-shaped cork grip
  • Quality double foot snake guides & matching tip-tops w/loop style hook tender
  • Fancy wood insert or lightweight Cork reel seat spacer
  • Lightweight anodized locking reel seat components by Lemke Concepts®
  • Partitioned cloth rod sleeve and Landmark brass-capped aluminum tube w/logo included
          " Titan Grade "
          ~  Aesthetic Super-Durability Components Package
  • Rich, flame-tempered Bamboo in darker tones
  • 18% Nickel Silver Super-Z type machined ferrules - blued
  • Signature 6.5" inch cigar shaped custom Rattan-wrapped grip
  • Choice of TiCH-framed  Select crimson or green natural Agate stone stripping guide
  • Fancy wood insert or lightweight Cork reel seat spacer
  • Dark nickel-plated locking reel seat components by Lemke Concepts®
  • or - blued/oxidized Nickel Silver components - upon request - (up-charge)
  • Partitioned cloth rod sleeve and Landmark brass-capped aluminum tube w/logo included
  • Blued/oxidized ferrules and NS components included free of charge.
          " Deluxe Grade "
          ~  Premium Quality Components Package
  • Choice of natural (blonde) to rich, darker-tones of flame-tempered Bamboo
  • Bright, hand-polished 18% Nickel Silver Super-Z machined ferrules
  • Signature 6.5" inch cigar shaped custom Rattan-wrapped grip
  • Genuine Brazilian Agate  natural stone stripping guide in N/S frame - variety of colors
  • Premium SnakeBrand® bright chrome snake guides & matching tip-tops w/loop style hook tender
  • Fancy wood insert or lightweight Cork reel seat spacer
  • Choice of fine, anodize-plated Duronze locking reel seat components by Lemke Concepts®
  • or - bright, hand-polished Nickel Silver reel seat components - (upon request)
  • Partitioned cloth rod sleeve and Landmark brass-capped aluminum tube w/logo included
  • Trim wrap tipping service included free of charge in this package.
  
 ~  A note on locking Fly reel seats:
The contemporary features of the Lemke Concepts® model LC-1 up-locking hardware ensures a tight, secure fit of your valuable/expensive fly reel without the wobble and slippage that may occur with traditional slide-band or cap and ring style reel seats. Superb functionality aside, the clean-cut LC-1 sports a classy, elegant design coupled with the strength and versatility of lightweight metal alloys finished with an exceptionally durable anodized plating process which is hand-polished to a bright sheen. The exterior finish will never corrode, tarnish or oxidize the way nickel silver components are prone to.The lighter-weight LC-1 pairs well with fly rods from 6' to 9' feet in length and, installing LC-1 components on a HollowBuilt Split Bamboo blank will result in a lighter in weight custom fly rod for your angling enjoyment. Made in USA.
 

 
Gold - (raw duronze)   ~   Mill (clear)   ~   Nickel plate   ~   Dark Nickel plate
Available in lightweight anodized aluminum  &  plated Duronze (aluminum/bronze) alloys      - click photo to see more
 

 
 
Rattan-wound Fly Grips
 
Fly grips are custom made by hand using select hanks of rattan, soaked in water, flame-mottled in a random pattern, soaked again,
then carefully laminated and wound over turned Standard Cigar-shaped cork grips. A thread winding is placed between the segments
and then finished by sealing/coating the exterior with five to seven (5-7) applications of marine spar urethane varnish.
When wet -- these grips actually provide a better traction and tactile experience than one would initially think possible.
 
 
 
 
 
 
A performance feature we offer at about  - half the cost -  found elsewhere.
" Find it for less & we'll match or beat the price! " 
 
 
 

 
Deposit
 
 Non-refundable  deposit is required to initiate the Split Bamboo customization :
(covers cost for most major parts orders & incidentals)
  $300.00  -  Guru or  Meandros  model Fly Rods.
  $200.00  -   Spinning and Casting  Rod models
   25%   of the total cost for custom Split Bamboo blanks
 
-  Balance is due and payable upon completion  -
 
Please visit the  How to Order  page  -  for Ordering Policies and Info
 
 

 
 
 
             Custom Spinning and Casting Rods
 
 
The Osprey Series                       "RiverGuide  &  LakeMaster"  Models 
If your niche is still water angling with bait-casting rods or stream fishing with spinning gear - we can design the appropriate Bamboo rod to suit your freshwater needs. The 'RiverGuide' model is a custom Spinning rod, while the 'LakeMaster' model is a Casting rod. Several tapers of both models are available in light to heavy action lengths and configurations.  As with custom Fly rods we offer - each spinning and casting rod is always made from the same flame-tempered culm of Tonkin Bamboo.
 
Standard Features  include :
 
Freshwater custom rod lengths from 5' to 7' feet
100% Hand-planed bamboo blanks
18% Nickel Silver machined ferrules
Top quality reel seat hoods and hardware 
Premium line guides - traditional or  micro type
High grade select Cork grips
Flame-tempered Tonkin Bamboo in rich tones
Choice of Four (4) Tri-Jasper winding colors:
~ Click color palette to view thread options -      
Optional Loop style hook tender - (upon request)
Multi-coat spar-urethane finish - hand-rubbed or  dip-varnished
Partitioned cloth rod sleeve and denier ABS tube for protection
HollowBuilt construction available
 
    2/1  Two-piece/Single tip Hex . . .       650.00
 
Optional/Specialty Items :

3/1  (3 pc.) model                                                    750.00
Extra tip option                                                       275.00
Custom Rattan grip                                                                   75.00
HollowBuilt Construction                                                100.00
Personal Thread wrap/color preference                25.00
Brass-capped Landmark aluminum tube                     50.00


 
Specialized / personalized custom embellishments will be up-charged, respectively.
Pricing  above -- does not --  include variable shipping, handling and insurance fees.
*  Please allow six to eight (6-8) week lead time on custom Spinning & Casting rod fabrications *
 
 
 
Solid Titanium frame spin-casting guides

 
 
Rattan-wound Grips
 
Spin/casting grips are custom made by hand using select hanks of rattan, soaked in water, flame-mottled in a random pattern,
soaked again, then carefully laminated and wound over turned cork grips. A thread winding is placed between the segments
and then finished by sealing/coating the exterior with five to seven (5-7) applications of marine spar urethane varnish.
  When wet -- these grips actually provide a better traction and tactile experience than one would initially think possible.
 
 
 
 

 
 
    
RiverGuide model Spinning rod  -  w/rattan-wrapped grip                                         LakeMaster model  -  HollowBuilt Casting rod
 
 
 

 

 


 
  Custom Spin/Fly Rod Conversion Sets  


Have you ever experienced this scenario...?
You're out enjoying a productive day of spin fishing with lures and plastics, etc. on your favorite
trout stream or lake when suddenly and unpredictably - you find yourself in the midst of a prolific insect hatch.
  At this point it seems no matter how many more casts you attempt the fish are content to ignore the offering
by shifting focus to the top-water insect activity at or sub-surface. Dang it... the fly rod's back at the house.
 
 Don't cut your day short... this multi-purpose rod combo will extend your time on the water! 

Convert within minutes....
   - Swap (fly or spin) tip sections - - Remove, replace & reposition reel - - - Resume fishing!
 
We are pleased to announce the 2013 introduction of custom Spin/Fly-casting rod conversions in portable lengths of  5' to 7' feet  - for Anglers who enjoy the best of both in freshwater fishing. These quality made, multi-purpose custom split-bamboo Trout rods consist of:  Two (2) interchangeable tips - (one Fly - one Spinning) - with a *new old stock*
vintage manufactured, lightweight anodized aluminum  Phillipson® Rod Co. "Real- Lock" adjustable slide-positioning reel seat designed to securely attach both Fly and Spin reels.
 
This simple, unique reel seat innovation set the standard back in the 1950's and still does today.
 
Available colors:   Bronze, Black and polished Mill (clear) anodized finishes
 
TWO Rods - Fly and Spin - ONE affordable price.
 
2/2 - Two (2) section - w/2 interchangeable tips (Fly & Spin)  -    950.00
3/2 - Three (3) section - w/2 interchangeable tips (Fly & Spin)  -    995.00
 
Standard features include:
 
Flame-tempered Tonkin bamboo in rich tones
100% Hand-planed rod blanks 
Packable 5' to 7' foot lengths
3 x 3 node spacing pattern
18% Nickel Silver machined ferrules
Four (4) thread winding colors
High grade select cork grips
Premium line guides - snake & single foot
Multi-coat spar urethane finish
Optional Loop style hook-tender
Partitioned cloth rod sleeve and denier ABS tube
 
 
Basic options:
HollowBuilt  Construction (rear/mid only)  -   100.00
Custom signature Rattan-wrapped grip   -   75.00
Customer spec thread (color) windings   -   25.00
Brass-capped Aluminum Landmark tube  -  50.00
Specialized / personalized custom embellishments will be up-charged *
 
Please call or  e-mail  for details
Allow  8-10 week  lead time for custom Spin/Fly rod fabrications
 
 
 
 
 
       Split-Bamboo Rod Blanks       
 100%  Hand-planed blanks for the custom rod builder to finish out.
 -  Made to order  -  per tapers specified by the customer.
Blanks are "raw" (no varnish) - unless otherwise requested.
 
2  piece Fly
Any  2/1  blank up to 8' feet in length. . . . . . . . .            350.00
Any  2/1 with NS ferrules  up to 8' feet . . . . . . . . .       400.00
Any  2/2  blank up to 8' feet . . . . . . .                           450.00
Any  2/2  with NS ferrules to 8' feet . . . . . . . . .           525.00
 
3  piece Fly
Any  3/1  blank up to 9' feet . . . . . . . . .                       375.00
Any  3/1 with NS ferrules  to 9' feet  . . . . . . . .             450.00
Any 3/2  blank to 9' feet . . . . . . .                                475.00
Any  3/2  with NS ferrules to 9' feet . . . . . . .              550.00
 
Spin & Casting
2 pc.  Spin or Casting  blanks to 7' feet . . . . . .               300.00
3 pc.  Spin or Casting  blanks to 7' feet . . . . . .                  350.00
Chrome-plated brass ferrules installed . . . . . . . .           25.00
Nickel Silver ferrules installed . . .     2/1 - 50.00  3/1 - 75.00

" Extras "
 
HollowBuilt Construction . . .         75.00 per butt  25.00 per mid/ tip
 Spar urethane - Gloss finish (3 coats) . . . .                            50.00
Brass-capped satin aluminum rod tube w/logo . .                      35.00
Partitioned cloth rod sock . . . . .                                                15.00
4 pc. Bamboo blanks . . . . . .                                       call for pricing
 
Purchase a HollowBuilt blank - receive 10% off your order.
 
25%  non-refundable  Deposit required.
Note that prices listed - do not - include variable shipping, handling and insurance fees.
*  Please allow four (4) week minimum lead time to complete custom blank fabrications *
 
  
 
 
      Prices  $-USD-$  are subject to change at any time     
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
Rod construction / fabrication methods and processes, which include the select Tonkin bamboo used in each custom build
are  - always -  the same in each of the variable  (Standard, Titan and Deluxe)  fly rod packages offered.
Select Tonkin bamboo is fully seasoned consisting of high power fiber density for use in all custom rod packages.
$75.00  price differential found in the Meandros III - 3 piece fly rods represents offset cost for additional ferrule(s).
Choice of  Components & Accessories listed within each rod package denote individual upgrades.
 
  " I look forward to influencing your quest for a positively-enhanced angling experience via a fine, Split Bamboo fishing rod.
Let's discuss the intrinsic details to design that unique and one-of-a-kind custom fishing rod for a lifetime of enjoyment! "
Please contact us using the info provided below.       Thank You.  -  P.L. Kosmas ~Rodmaker, Arvada CO
 
 
e-mail
 
personal e-mail
 
phone
(303) 946-3451
 
 
 
 
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Earn cash rewards for customer referrals. Contact me for details.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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