Custom Fly Rods

Custom Rod Components

RFT Gear focuses on custom fly rods. We provide a unique selection of premium blanks and components. This means you can choose unusual items not found elsewhere when building your own rod. We also offer a custom professional rod building service. Use your imagination and you may order your dream rod al a carte to your own specifications.

Custom Fly Rods

RFT Gear’s Jussi Sojakka builds classic glass and graphite fly rods to order. Jussi has the entire RFT Gear assortment of blanks and components to choose from for his custom fly rods.  He is also the first custom rod builder to build on the new Red Truck fly rod blanks introduced in 2018.  He worked closely with the Red Truck folks on the designs for the new 5710 glass and 790 graphite.

Jussi has built many custom fly rods on Swift Fly Fishing’s Epic blanks over the last several years. He has followed the material development which has led to the current models of Fast Glass and manyCarbon Graphite. He uses his familiarity with the unique characteristics of these blanks to advantage. This allows him to craft the best custom fly rod possible from these components.

Beyond his role as craftsman and rodsmith, Jussi works as designer. He is also an accomplished fly caster and angler. He has tested fly rods built from each of the blanks offered in the RFT Gear assortment. This insight allows him to give the customer a unique summary of blank properties during the consultation process. This is helpful before ordering the rod. We think this is fairly rare, if not unique and the end result is simply a better custom rod and complete customer satisfaction.

We’ve included a few photos of his work below and we’ll be posting more soon. Please direct custom rod inquiries to