The Rod Guy
The Rod Guy is located in Indian Trail, NC at 815 Brief Road West. We are open by appointment only, so please call and schedule a time for pick-up or drop-off. We provide custom rod building for both fresh and saltwater fishing rods as well as rod repair, reel repair, and vintage rod and reel restorations.
We consider ourselves "craftsmen", and take whatever time is necessary to do the job right. We pay very close attention to detail and make sure your project is completed according to all listed specifications. On custom rods, guides, reel seats and handles are placed exactly where they should be. Extensive load testing is completed to make sure guide placement is correct and will cast the longest possible distance.
In reel repair, we follow the best practices according to each manufacturer. The reel is completely disassembled and the old grease and oil are removed from all parts, no matter how small. As a general rule, for freshwater bait cast reels we apply grease only to "metal-on-metal" parts and a small drop of oil to bearings and moving parts, in order not to hinder casting distance. We run all metal parts through our ultrasonic cleaner, and clean and/or replace all bearings. You can rest assured that your fishing reel cleaning and repair will be done right, as your complete satisfaction is guaranteed.
If for any reason you don't like what we've done to your fishing rod or reel, return it and we'll make it right at no additional cost to you.
If you are in the Indian Trail, Monroe, Matthews, Mint Hill areas, drop off your rod and/or reel to us for a complete and fair estimate.