Custom Rod Bags
When Jacob began building rods he quickly discovered that the mass produced bags on the market were not what he had in mind for housing custom builds. Most are made in a convenient all-around size, shape, and color. While this may be accommodating, it's not optimum for your rod, especially your custom build.
And so, Jillian began making rod bags. These bags are made from six -ounce, 100% cotton twill, flannel or a combination of both, being protective of your rod without being bulky in the tube.
The bags come in various styles and fabrics ranging from tradition, straight hemmed to flannel with a flap and ties.
Completely 100% customization, fabric and thread color as well as number of pockets, to match your personal rod.
*If you're a full-time builder or would like to place a large order, please shoot me an email! Discounts are given for bulk orders. firstname.lastname@example.org
Standard, straight hemmed cotton twill bag
Standard, straight hemmed cotton twill bag with ferrule plug pockets
$25.00 + $5.00 per pocket
Standard, straight hemmed cotton twill bag with flannel lining
Cotton twill bag with flap
Flannel bag with flap and ties
Lined bag with flap and ties
Tapered Rod Bag
Standard Reel Bag
Large Arbor Reel Bag
Rod Tube Bags
Yes, I ship around the world! I've currently got bags in Australia, South Africa, Canada, and New Zealand. For international orders, please e mail email@example.com or fill out the form below.
*shipping costs vary depending on your location
Praise for Jillian's Rod Bags...
If you're interested in ordering your own custom rod bag or have any questions, please e mail Jillian or fill out the form below.
During college, I took a studio class. It was meant to teach us about artificial lighting, present products in an agreeable way and refine our commercial skills. While I enjoyed the nitty-gritty details surrounding light, I was positively uninspired by the cleanliness of it all. At one point I decided that I would try to bring the 'outdoors' in, photographing my trusty backpack, hiking boots, and camp stove against a stark white background with beautifully even light. The photographs were good, but my product was a little too "dingy," or so I was told.
When you're staring at a computer screen for multiple hours straight you begin to get dull ache behind eyes that are strained and on the verge of crossing. I had just reached that point. January 2017, sub-folder, Davidson, sub-folder, 1-23-17; then on to 2016, 2015, and so forth. Some part of me had no idea how many photographs I had acquired over the years, another part was fully aware, which is why I'd been putting this project off for so long.
I was asked by the Carolina Cane Gathering to give a talk on photography and fly fishing, and I needed to pull all my thoughts together in a visually interesting way. Look for triangles. Avoid direct sunlight; remember, all things on the river are reflective. Don't hold a tout with dry hands. Don't hold a trout with gloved hands. "Banking" fish is bad. Etc, etc, etc...
Remember, it's not all about the fish.
No more black blacks. Period.
I realize I sound like a bit of a dictator when I say this, overly controlling, maybe even a little "witchy." But, you have not lived my life these past few months.
The rod bag shop has a new addition, reel bags!
These bags are made with a bull denim outer and a flannel lining, to ensure durability while also being safe for your reel. The bags can be used with the reel on the rod, allowing for use with rod vaults or other car storage systems.
If you're a regular reader of the blog, a friend of ours, or even just follow our journey on social media, you know that we live in a house divided.
Glass vs. Grass.
Thankfully, for the sake of our relationship, we agree on dry flies and reels.
This April is going to be a significant test for both of us, and our relationship, as our home of Pisgah Forest, NC is going to be taken over one weekend by bamboo builders and the next by glass geeks. We will be attending both events, together. Let's hope we both make it out alive!
Recently, I've had a lot of questions about ferrule plug pockets on my rod bags.
1)Where do they go?
2)What's the closure system?
3)Which styles of bags can have a pocket put on them?
So, I figured I'd take a bit of time and answer some of these questions on here, in hopes to clear up some of the confusion.
During the beginnings of this year, the rod shop at the Between Two Banks' household has been busy, partly from the inclement weather, but mostly due to work. A few of the projects include two C. Barclay fiberglass blanks, a few bamboo blanks in the process of being planed out, and most recently a commission build.
A few months ago, when the order for this rod was first placed, it was decided that this would be an original taper. There were many conversations, lot's of math, and a few sleepless nights, but in time a taper was born. Soon, demo blanks were being built and yard casting in 20 degrees began. Eventually, it all came together with a list of Between Two Banks signature tapers and finished 7'9" five weight.
This year has been a year of discovery, cultivating new friendships, and inspiration from those around me. With 2017 coming to an end, I figured that I would make a short list (in no particular order) of those that have impacted me this past year.