JB Custom Rods - Often imitated, but NEVER duplicated!!


JB Custom Rods CEO/President John Ballard announces the 2016 National Pro Staff Team of Jamey Caldwell, Monica Altman and Josh Wagy. I am pleased and very excited to announce the selection of the first ever National Pro Staff Team for JB Custom Rods. Their diversity, experience and rapport within the fishing industry is a welcome addition to the company. John is also pleased to announce the new Director of Pro Staff, Jim Sutton, to the management team. Jim’s management and leadership contributions will be refreshing!



With Our Rods You Will NOT Believe Your Fingers!

Our rods have been used to win 5 National Championships!

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Become one with the rod...listen...feel what the rod is telling you and then...and only then, will you become a better fisherman!


Tournament bass fishing is an ultra competitive, technique specific sport. Competitors who want to achieve consistent success have got to be prepared for countless different fishing situations, and have got to use a wide arsenal of fishing techniques. JB Custom rods are technique specific bass rods, each design having it’s own unique purpose. Every individual rod is painstakingly handcrafted in North Carolina, one rod at a time, using the highest quality components that money can buy. Through years of development with our pro staff, John Ballard has expertly designed several different rod models to suit your needs. We have between 200-400 rods built and in inventory that we can ship within 24 hours. It is not the aim of this site to sell custom rods over the internet. Instead, we hope to introduce the serious fisherman to a small sample of our product line and encourage communication, by way of phone or email, concerning the exact details you desire for your very own custom built and designed fishing rod.



JB has the rod for you!

Sensitivity is Power!!


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