Jelsma Rod Co. Offshore

When blue water calls we answer. Originally a blue water builder know for our West Coast style Jig and Rail  rods we have never given up the passion. Our blue water Trolling, Jigging and Hard Core Big Game rods have always performed. Built to the highest performance standard, we may not build the prettiest rod in the inlet but we pride ourselves son the knowledge and experience. Three generations of anglers, over 100 years of combined experience on Big water, we build what we fish.

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VJS - Vertical Jigging Series

Designed For HIgh Speed Vertical jigging, also a great bottom rod, paired with a hybrid action these rods can also be used with flat fall and willow leaf jigs. A very light but heavy duty composite construction they can handle all the drag your line class can muster.

Action

Power

Length

Line

Lure

Lure

Line

Length

Power

Action

VJS 7-20

M

L

7'

10 - 20

90g / 1 - 3oz

Lure

Line

Length

Power

Action

VJS 7-30

M

ML

7"

15 - 30

112g / 2 - 4oz

Lure

Line

Length

Power

Action

VJS 7-40

M

M

7'

20 - 40

165g / 3 - 6oz

Lure

Line

Length

Power

Action

VJS 7-50

M

MH

7'

30 - 50

250g / 4 - 9oz

Lure

Line

Length

Power

Action

VJS 7-60

M

H

7'

40 - 60

365g / 6 - 12oz

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SPJ Series - Slow Pitch Jig 

Slow Pitch Jigging, originally developed for very over pressured Japanese waters. its come to the US by very few fisherman, becoming more popular theses rods have the action and power necessary to battle even the biggest fish you can put in front of a jig. 

Action

Power

Length

Line

Lure

SPJ 7-20

S

L

7'

10 - 20

90g / 1 - 3oz

SPJ 66-30

S

ML

6'6"

15 - 30

112g / 2 - 4oz

SPJ 66-40

S

M

6''6"

20 - 40

165g / 3 - 6oz

SPJ 63-50

S

MH

6'3"

30 - 50

250g / 4 - 9oz

SPJ 63-60

S

H

6'3"

40 - 60

365g / 6 - 12oz

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Bottom Fishing and Deep Drop

Built for use in a rod holder. Designed for deep dropping and fishing rigs, these rods have the backbone to haul up sunken ships. Constructed of a unidirectional composite with a fiberglass tip, sensitivity and strength are imparted into these deep dark blue water rods. Excellent rods for use with electric reels. 130 class rods are also great for use on tuna, swords and grouper.

Action

Power

Length

Line

Lure

CB 56-60

F

H

7'

30-60

8 oz

CB 56-80

F

XH

7'

50-80

14 oz

CB 56-130

F

XXH

7'

60-130

20 oz

CB 60-50

F

MH

7'6"

15-50

5 oz

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Big Game

 Where it all began for Jelsma Rod Company; Mickey Jelsma, not able to find a rod suitable to fight big bluefin tuna started to create his own.  With Decades of experience we have the ability, knowledge and know-how to build big fish rods. Please call or send a quote; when building these rods its only high end components. This no place for second best, Half-assed or B-S. 

These fish can top 1000lbs, and that's no joke. So get the best. Fill out a form here

We use American Tackle, Calstar, Seeker, Black Hole, AFTCO, Alps, WInthrop, Stuart and All American to name a few. Its the Top of the food chain so you need top of the line.

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Glass Series Gaffs

 A necessity on any boat. This isn't the place for sub par para-cord, pined in hooks or cheap hardware. we use a 316 stainless hook that is threaded into the gaff blank, mold, rot and UV resistant sealed Tuna Cord and paste epoxy to insure proper fitment that never lets go.