Paradigm Custom Rod Design

Benchcrafted Fly & Freshwater Split Bamboo Fishing Rods for the Contemporary Angler
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100%  Hand-Planed  ~  Bench Crafted  Fly & Spinning Rod Blanks
 
 
 
 
 
 * *  Attention !!!  * * 
* * *  Military Personnel  * * *
20%  Discount to Active duty U.S. Service members on any NEW custom rod!
 
" We proudly salute and support men and women of the United States Armed Forces."
 
 
 
 
    

 
  
take, chiku
A bamboo and bamboos are “take.” Splitting a bamboo is “take wo waru.” If somebody is straightforward or frank, you can describe the person as
take wo watta yō,” whose literal meaning is “like splitting a bamboo.”
 
 
 
 
The Split-Bamboo Process
 
Made with meticulous detail and care - start to finish. 
Designed to exacting customer specifications with the rod taper of your selection.
 
Customization steps:
  Designate the 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 phone call will be arranged to discuss specific needs
     along with the necessary details to expedite your personalized custom rod.
 
 
  
 
Bamboo Fly Rod Tapers & Actions


 
The Split Bamboo rod taper digest contains hundreds of archived patterns to replicate.
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 six-sided Hexagon geometry.
Individually crafted from a single, seasoned culm of high power fiber density Tonkin Bamboo.
Double flame-tempered to eradicate moisture and increase power fiber strength from within.
Standard  3 x 3  node-spacing pattern with book-matched / mirrored tips.
Custom four (4) section Fly rods to nine (9') feet in length -- upon request.
HollowBuilt Construction is an available option on all Split Bamboo rod models.
 
 
 
 
Fly Rod Standard Features
 
Two or three section configurations with Three Component Package options (see below) to choose from.
Premium quality machined  18% Nickel Silver ferrules are standard issue on all Fly Rod models.
High-gloss, multi-coat  marine spar-urethane finish for superior luster, lasting durability
& 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 winding's on any Fly rod model. 
Optional loop style hook-tender is a recommendation and supplied - free of charge.
 
 
 
Only the finest components are installed on a custom Split Bamboo fly rod. We rely on well known, reputable
name brand suppliers like Struble Mfg®, Rush River, Lemke Concepts, CSE/Bailey Woods, SnakeBrand™, REC®,
Genuine Bellinger® and Golden Witch among a variety of independent machinists and woodworkers who
set the industry standard for superior quality, high-end fly rod parts and accessories. 
 

 
 
 
 

 
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  ~  Spartan Grade (SP) "
Standard components package generously outfitted with 18% nickel silver ferrules, High grade cork cigar grip,
 Quality snake & tip-top guides, Mildrum® SRMG model stripping guide with durable tungsten carbide ring
inset within high-arched nickel silver frame, and fine Lemke Concepts® brand locking reel seat components.
Feature-packed functionality entry-level/base model fly rod.
 2/1  (single tip hex)                            895.00
2/2  (Traditional  extra-tip hex)         1095.00
 
 
" The Guru II  ~  Titan Grade (Ti) "
Next-tier package offers blued 18% nickel silver ferrules, Super-durable light wire Titanium Carbide (TiCH) plated
snake & tip-top guides accented with a select (crimson or green) Agate stripping guide set within matching TiCH frame,
Dark nickel Lemke Concepts® or blued NS reel seat components, Signature flame-mottled Rattan-wound cigar grip.
Corrosion-resistant TiCH components offer excellent contrast on darker flame-tempered rods.
  2/1  (single tip hex)                           1025.00
 2/2  (Traditional   extra-tip hex)         1225.00
 
 
" The Guru II  ~  Deluxe Grade (DLX) "
Well-appointed package features 18% nickel silver ferrules, choice of Lemke Concepts® or NS reel seat components,
Premium SnakeBrand® guides & tip-tops, Genuine Brazilian Agate stripping guide inset within a nickel silver frame
 and Signature flame-mottled custom Rattan-wound cigar style hand grasp for a distinctive look and exceptional tactility.
Top quality premium grade fly rod accoutrements for superior aesthetics. 
   2/1  (single tip hex)                           1150.00  
2/2  (Traditional  extra-tip hex)          1350.00
 
 
 Add the performance-enhancing benefits of  HollowBuilt  Construction  complete - (all sections) . . .   150.00

 
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 Rattan-wound grip  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        70.00
               Blued/Oxidized Nickel Silver parts     (Spartan or Deluxe models) . . . . . . . .           60.00            
Trim wrap tipping service    (Spartan or Titan models only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          40.00
  Natural basket-weave rattan grip   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              95.00 

    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 ~  Spartan Grade (SP) "
Standard components package generously outfitted with 18% nickel silver ferrules, High grade cork cigar grip,
 Quality snake & tip-top guides, Mildrum® SRMG model stripping guide with durable tungsten carbide ring
inset within high-arched nickel silver frame, and fine Lemke Concepts® brand locking reel seat components.
Feature-packed functionality entry-level/base model fly rod.
 3/1  (single tip hex)                                  995.00
3/2  (Traditional  extra-tip hex)             1195.00
 
 
" The Meandros III ~  Titan Grade (Ti) "
Next-tier package offers blued 18% nickel silver ferrules, Super-durable light wire Titanium Carbide (TiCH) plated
snake & tip-top guides accented with a select (crimson or green) Agate stripping guide set within matching TiCH frame,
Dark nickel Lemke Concepts® or blued NS reel seat components, Signature flame-mottled Rattan-wound cigar grip.
Corrosion-resistant TiCH components offer excellent contrast on darker flame-tempered rods.
  3/1  (single tip hex)                                  1125.00
 3/2  (Traditional  extra-tip hex)               1325.00
 
 
" The Meandros III ~  Deluxe Grade (DLX) "
Well-appointed package features 18% nickel silver ferrules, choice of Lemke Concepts® or NS reel seat components,
Premium SnakeBrand® guides & tip-tops, Genuine Brazilian Agate stripping guide set within a nickel silver frame,
 and Signature flame-mottled custom Rattan-wound cigar style hand grasp for a distinctive look and exceptional tactility.
Top quality premium grade fly rod accoutrements for superior aesthetics.
  3/1  (single tip hex)                                  1250.00
 3/2  (Traditional  extra-tip hex)              1450.00
 
 
Add the performance-enhancing benefits of  HollowBuilt  Construction  complete - (all sections) . . .   150.00

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


 
 

 

 

 
Fly Rod Component -Trim- Packages
Accessories options to outfit the 2pc. Guru or 3pc. Meandros Fly rod models
 
 
 
 
          " Spartan Grade "  (Sp) - Standard pkg.    
          ~  High-Quality Components Value Package
  • Natural to rich, darker-tones of flame-tempered bamboo
  • Bright, hand-polished 18% nickel silver Super-Z machined ferrules
  • Select grade 6.5" inch cigar-shaped cork grip
  • High quality snake guides & tip-tops w/optional loop style hook tender
  • Fancy wood reel seat insert
  • Lightweight anodized locking reel seat components by Lemke Concepts®
  • Partitioned cloth rod sleeve & Landmark brass-capped aluminum tube w/logo
          " Titan Grade "  (Ti)
          ~  Aesthetic, Super-durable non-corrosive Components Package
  • Rich, flame-tempered bamboo (darker tones)
  • 18% nickel silver Super-Z machined ferrules - blued/oxidized
  • Signature cigar shaped custom rattan wound grip
  • Titanium Carbide (TiCH) plated snake guides & tip-tops w/optional loop style hook tender
  • Select crimson or green agate natural stone stripping guide in matching TiCH frame
  • Fancy wood reel seat insert
  • Dark nickel-plated locking reel seat components by Lemke Concepts®
  • or - optional blued/oxidized nickel silver components - upon request - minor up-charge-
  • Partitioned cloth rod sleeve & Landmark brass-capped aluminum tube w/logo
  • Blued/oxidized nickel silver ferrules and components included.
          " Deluxe Grade "  (DLX)
          ~  Premium Components Package
  • Natural to rich, darker-toned flame-tempered bamboo
  • Bright, hand-polished 18% nickel silver Super-Z machined ferrules
  • Signature cigar shaped custom rattan wound grip
  • Select genuine Brazilian agate natural stone stripping guide in nickel silver frame - variety of colors
  • Premium SnakeBrand® bright chrome snake guides & tip-tops w/optional loop style hook tender
  • Fancy wood reel seat insert
  • Choice of fine, anodize-plated Duronze locking reel seat components by Lemke Concepts® -
  • or - optional bright, hand-polished nickel silver reel seat components
  • Partitioned cloth rod sleeve & Landmark brass-capped aluminum tube w/logo
  • Trim wrap tipping service included.
 



 
~ A note on locking fly reel seats: 
The 100% machined in USA Lemke Concepts® up-locking LC-1 sports a clean-cut, contemporary design coupled with strength and versatility of lightweight machined metal alloys. Unlike nickel silver components, the LC-1 will never corrode, oxidize or tarnish due to an exceptionally durable anodized plating process that is then personally inspected and hand polished to bright sheen by (Joel) Lemke himself. Screw-locking hardware also ensures a tight and secure fit of your valuable fly reel without the wobble and/or slippage that may occur from traditional slide-band or cap and ring style seats. The LC-1 pairs well with fly rods in lengths from 6' to 9' feet - and installing the LC-1 on a HollowBuilt split bamboo blank will result in a lighter in weight custom fly rod for your angling enjoyment. ~

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

 
 
 
Rattan-wound Fly Handles
 
Handmade fly grips using select hanks of rattan cane soaked in water, flame-mottled in a random pattern, soaked again, then wound
and laminated over standard cigar-shaped cork grips turned in our shop. When dry, a thread winding is placed between the segments
followed by sealing with (4-5) brushed applications of marine polyurethane spar varnish to ensure maximum moisture and UV protection.
  Custom rattan hand grasps provide a unique look and superior traction - wet or dry - for an improved tactile experience.
 
                
 
 
 
  Handwoven Natural Rattan Basket-weave
7" reverse half Wells for your custom fly rod - or made to order - with or without recessed inlet for the custom rod builder alike
 
         
 
 
 
 
 


 
HollowBuilding   A performance feature we offer at about  - half the cost -  found elsewhere.

" Find it for less & we'll match or beat the price! "

Click  here  to learn about the benefits


 
 

 
Deposit
 
 Non-refundable  deposit is required to initiate the Split Bamboo customization :
(covers cost for major parts orders & incidentals)
  $300.00  -  Guru / Meandros fly & Conversion 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 Spin/Fly Rod Conversion Sets  



How many times have you been out enjoying a productive day of spin casting on your favorite lake or stream
when suddenly and unpredictably you find yourself smack dab in the midst of a prolific insect hatch?
  No matter how many more casts you attempt at this juncture it seems the fish are content to ignore the offerings
shifting all focus to the sub-surface top-water natural food sources. And dang-it... the fly rod's back at the house!
 
 Don't cut your day short... a "Dual-purpose" spin/fly rod combo will extend your time on the water !!! 


                     

Converts within minutes....
   -  Simply swap (fly or spin) tip sections - - Remove, replace and re-position 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, dual-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 and unique, yet highly effective reel seat innovation set the standard back in the 1950's and carries on that tradition of reliability still today.
 
Available colors:   Bronze, Black and polished Mill (clear) anodized finishes
 
TWO rods - Fly/Spin - at an affordable price.
 
2/2 - Two (2) section - w/ interchangeable tips  (1ea.) Fly & Spin  -    1100.00
3/2 - Three (3) section - w/ interchangeable tips  (1ea.) Fly & Spin  -    1200.00
 
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
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
Seven (7) thread winding color options
 
 
Basic options:
HollowBuilt  Construction (rear/mid only)                       -  50.00
Custom signature full length Rattan-wound grip       -   85.00
Extra tip - Fly or Spin                                                  -  200.00
ABS Denier rod tube                                                     -   40.00
Brass-capped aluminum Landmark tube                     -   55.00
Other specialized / personalized custom embellishments will be up-charged *
 
Please call or  e-mail  for more details
Allow  8-10 week  lead time for custom Spin/Fly rod fabrications
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
       Split-Bamboo Rod Blanks       

***  Sorry, we are not offering custom blanks at this time ***
100%  Hand-planed blanks for the custom rod builder to finish out.
 -  Made to order  - - per type/taper/config. specified by customer.
Blanks are "raw" - - (no varnish) - - unless otherwise requested.
 
2  piece Fly
Any  2/1  blank up to 8' feet in length. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          375.00
Any  2/1 with NS ferrules  up to 8' feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     425.00
Any  2/2  blank up to 8' feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                          475.00
Any  2/2  with NS ferrules to 8' feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         525.00
 
3  piece Fly
Any  3/1  blank up to 9' feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                    395.00
Any  3/1 with NS ferrules  to 9' feet  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         475.00
Any 3/2  blank to 9' feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                             495.00
Any  3/2  with NS ferrules to 9' feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           575.00
 
Spin & Casting
2 pc.  Spin or Casting  blanks to 7' feet . . . . . . . . . . .               350.00
3 pc.  Spin or Casting  blanks to 7' feet . . . . . . . . . . . .                 375.00
Chrome-plated brass ferrules installed  . . . . . . . . . . . . .          25.00
Nickel Silver ferrules installed . . . . . . . .    2/1 - 50.00   3/1 - 75.00

" Extras "
 
HollowBuilt Construction . . .                                    50.00 per section
Spar urethane - Gloss finish (3 coats) . . . .                             25.00
Brass-capped satin aluminum rod tube w/logo . .                      50.00
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 are $-USD-$  and subject to change at any time     
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
Rod construction / fabrication methods and processes, to include the select Tonkin bamboo used in every custom build
are  - always -  the same in each of the variable  (Spartan, Titan and Deluxe)  fly rod packages that are offered.
Select Tonkin bamboo is fully seasoned consisting of high power fiber density for use in all custom rod packages.
Choice of Components & Accessories  listed within each rod package denote individual upgrades.
 
  " We 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, 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, Colo. Springs CO
 
 
 
e-mail
 
personal e-mail
 
tel
(303) 946-3451
 
 
 
 
$ Renumeration / Incentive Program $
Know someone who may be interested in a new custom Split Bamboo rod?
Earn cash rewards for customer referrals. - Contact us for details.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Latest update: November 13, 2017