Welcome to Jelsma Rod Co.
At Jelsma Rod Co we believe everyone should be outfitted to fish like a pro. The best way to optimize your next fishing trip is by using the right gear for the job and we specialize in creating custom fishing rods and tackle to suit any job and budget. Be it for the old pro or the new angler, a custom fishing rod is the best way to get the most of your time at the water.
Custom fishing rods also make great gifts for all ages! From the first rod for kids to specialized rods for experienced anglers let us help you design the perfect fishing rod gift for your family or friends to help them excel on their next fishing trip.
Jelsma Rod Co is a small veteran owned and family operated custom rod building business. Utilizing skills passed down through three generations. It all started in a small garage in SoCal in the 1990's. John "Mickey" Jelsma started building his first rods using basic techniques and home made equipment, turning CalStar blanks into fishing machines.
Fast forward to 2018, the torch has been passed on to his grandson Shane Jelsma using the same techniques and skills. Specializing in truly unique custom built fishing tackle to suit every fishing venue, grandpa always said "use the right tool for the job."