Custom Rod Socks
When Jacob began building rods he quickly discovered that the mass produced socks 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 socks. These socks are made from six -ounce, 100% cotton twill, being protective of your rod without being bulky in the tube. There are no flaps or strings, as they can be damaging to both guides and tip-tops, but rather made with a traditional, straight hemmed opening.
These socks are now available for individual sale due to their popularity among many local builders and anglers that have come in contact with them. Completely 100% customization, fabric and thread color as well as number of pockets, to match your personal rod.
Standard, straight hemmed cotton twill sock
Standard, straight hemmed cotton twill sock with ferrule plug pockets
$25.00 + $5.00 per pocket
Standard, straight hemmed cotton twill sock with flannel lining
Straight hemmed solid color flannel sock
Cotton twill sock with flap
If you're interested in ordering your own custom rod sock or have any questions, please e mail Jillian or fill out the form below.
According to Jacob, this rod is equally suitable for both small stream fishing and larger bodies of water, able to handle the wind, as well as the larger fish; a classicly smooth and progressive taper, just as, I'm sure, Mr. Garrison intended it to be.
That being said, we will be gone for the entire month of September.
If you are need of a sock (or more) or anticipate needing any next month, please place your order before August 18th. Any order placed after that date I cannot guarantee to be finished and shipped before I leave.
In exactly one month, Jacob and I will be in our 12th hour of driving, probably somewhere in Arkansas, on our way to Durango.
Through all the late night conversations about reel seats, shimmers, different varnishing techniques, not being allowed to take the laundry down to the basement for days, and thread wrap choices, I'm always in awe when I see it all come together.
Y'all there's still a few days left in July, so get those sock orders in!
For quite some time now I've been surrounded and, by association, completely immersed in the world of bamboo rods.
Many, if not most, of Jacob's friends, are also builders or at least bamboo collectors and aficionados. Thus, I hear about this craft a lot. A LOT!
Over the past month, I've had the privilege of working with some amazing rod builders and creating some incredibly unique rods socks! This has really been a phenomenal experience and I'm looking forward to more builders and more socks.
Some of you may have noticed the new "sock" page under Glass & Grass that was added recently.
Ah, the rod socks...
When I say that this started out of necessity and grew, it's the honest truth. But, I'm so thankful for all of you out there that have ordered my socks. Seriously, thank you!
Jacob completed one restoration and began the second build. The workshop smells of varnish, warm bamboo, and pipe tobacco. It's a good smell.