Welcome to Shakedown Custom Rods, my name is Stan McLean. I'm proud to introduce the most sensitive, most comfortable spinning rod handle ever made- the BareBack Hammer Handle, as featured in Rodmaker Magazine. For more information on the Bareback Hammer Handle, please see my newly added BareBack Hammer Handle page.
When I started building custom rods I was looking for a rod that both looked and performed better than a commercially purchased rod. I began by using many features not found in a store bought rod, such as split grip handles, modified reel seats, and spiral wrapped Fuji concept guides, just to name a few. What I found is each of these modifications helps to maximize the rod blanks potential. Each rod is customized for the new owner- both in terms of function as well as design. Whether it is a G.Loomis crankbait rod with a Fuji exposed blank reel seat or a St. Croix dropshot rod with a split Tennessee handle and REC recoil guides, I will work with you to find the best technique-specific blank to match your fishing needs.
Please look through my pictures for samples of my custom work. You will see examples of some of the available designs- such as custom colored guide wraps, reel seat types and handle types, colors and designs. In most cases, I can build a custom rod for just about the same price or less then a factory rod.
Feel free to contact me so we can discuss how to build the best personalized rod for your specific fishing needs.