Big Sky Custom Rods
Formerly Jeff's Custom Rods

Custom Fishing Rods for Over 35 Years

quality You Can See And Feel • Where Performance Meets Art

Mission Statement

 Mission StatementWelcome to Big Sky Custom Rods. (Formerly JCR / Jeff’s Custom Rods) Professional Rod Builder and Artisan of custom crafted fishing rods of all types and models, from sea to stream, for over thirty-five years. Located in Bozeman Montana.

My name is Jeff Pipkin, owner of Big Sky Custom Rods. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to look into a custom rod and invite you to ask me questions about the perfect fishing tool for your specific needs to insure the best fishing experience possible. In this day and age of “not enough time”, it is critical to to make the most of your sacred fishing time and maximize your fishing pleasure.

Why should you choose a Custom Rod?

Your own custom designed fishing rod gives you a sense of pride, a feeling of pleasure and a level of performance that cannot be attained from a off the shelf, store bought rod. Nothing is like a finely crafted custom rod, that is built just for you, the way YOU want it.

At Big Sky Custom Rods we are committed to the highest quality and performance in every custom rod and guarantee all our workmanship 100%. We builds rods of all price levels and every rod whether its simple or complex, every rod has a classic or truly unique look. From mild to wild, there is no limit to the possibilities. Our specialization in exotic thread art, that takes tens of years to master, along with multi-color guide wraps, inlays, superb finish and custom handles to your specs, ensures you we’ve got the look and feel you’re after.

Are you looking for a stealthy fly rod with light high-end components, made to cast all day in the wind?  Having the right rod weight and length can make all the difference in casting & catching.

Maybe a matching set of spinning, casting or trolling rods, for Trout, Walleye, Bass or Pike?

Are you planning a trip to a place you haven’t fished and will be using old inferior lodge gear, this can ruin any fishing trip.

Big Sky Custom Rods is an ARB – Approved Rod Builder of North Fork Composites by Gary Loomis. We are now featuring the complete line of high performance custom blanks by North Fork.

Depending on you price level, we can build your rod on any make of blank. We have over a hundred blanks in stock. Names like, North Fork, Rainshadow by Batson Ent. &  Rainforest II, by Pacific Bay.