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.
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
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.
You may or may not have noticed that I've added a "shop" for selling my rod bags. My hope is that it will make the ordering process a little more streamlined. I've got the six different styles I offer available with an option box to fill in your specifications (i.e rod size, fabric and thread color preferences, and if you're working with a fighting butt or oversized guides.)
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.