Reel Time Rods, LLC

Custom fishing rods , stock rods , new and used equipment , Lews reels , 13 fishing, rod and reel repair. Reel cleaning and service.

Let us build a custom rod made just for you. We have a number of name brand blanks for you to choose from, or you can choose one of our stock blanks. Choose the color of thread or you can even go with a rattlesnake or cobra skin design. Place your name in the rod so everyone knows it's yours. Choose the grip that's right for you, we use all high quality grips, eyes, and reel seats.

Reel Time Rods will not open tomorrow (Sunday the 19th) till around 9:30 or 10 am. Eddie Garrett and I will be doing a live feed on 99.9 KMOO at the Legends Tournament at Lake Fork Marina from 8 till 9 am. I will open up the shop for a few hours after we are done there.Drop by and say hello! Might get you on the air!

Got a great write-up this month in the “Community Chronicle”! I guess they were pretty hard up to fill half a page of print! Thank you Mr. Chuck Roy for spending time with me and writing such a flattering article. Reel Time Rods is proud to be a part of the Lake Fork community.

Due to our customers requests,we are now offering our Magic Reaction in a larger bottle! Our standard bottle is 1oz. The 1oz bottle will treat 20 bags of soft plastics. The new large bottle is 4oz! That’s enough to treat 80 bags of soft plastics! If you have never used it,your missing out on a lot more fish than you been catching ! Just ask anyone that’s ever used it. Stop by the shop and check it out. I’ll give you a list of all the guides that are using it!

UPDATE...Tanya Avery Scott with another quality fish on her new custom rod built by us here at Reel Time Rods! You go girl !

This makes my day!! New friends and customers Charles and Tanya Scott with a pic of Tanya Avery Scott’s first fish on her new Reel Time custom rod paired with her new Lews reel. Congratulations Tanya! You will catch many more with that set up! Charles, you made some serious brownie points buying her that rod and reel! Thank you both for sharing your catch with us...you guys rock!

Been busy here at Reel Time Rods last couple of weeks! Sorry I haven’t posted much. Been building several custom rods for our great customers along with building replacement stock rods we’ve sold. The repairs ( both the rods and reels)has been super busy. Just wanted to let everyone know that we will be CLOSED Sunday April 28th.i will be guiding that day. I’ve tried to do my guide trips on mondays and tuesdays when we are closed but I’m helping friend and fellow guide Joe Ford out on a group trip. We will reopen wed Mar 1st.

[04/16/19]   Touring FLW pro and part time Lake Fork Guide,James Niggemeyer brought a a rod in the shop this morning to be repaired. We talked about old times, how he’s doing, how I’m doing and so on. The whole time his adorable little girl( I feel so stupid I can’t remember her name), sat quietly while we talked. When James got ready to go we shook hands and before I knew it, this adorable little girl asked me if she could pray for me! I said absolutely! We all 3 bowed our heads as she said a beautiful little prayer for me. I was so touched, I have thought about her all day! I hope she forgives me for not remembering her name, but you made an old mans day sweetheart! James, your daughter is precious !

Just arrived today! New 13 Fishing Inception sport Z ! All the features are listed here along with a pic of it on a custom rod we built for Rob Gaston. Pretty awesome match! Come by Reel Time Rods and check em out!

Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to the great sponsors we had this year for our 3rd annual Reel Time Rods Bass tournament! All these people are local,so please support them when you can. They are ( in no particular order)... Popes Landing and Lake Fork Resort for the use of the pavilion and the V&M baits,Papas Baits,Lake Fork Tackle,Service Marine,Jay Hodge Chevrolet,J&J Marine,BC Custom Knives,Tiffany’s Restaurant,Diamond Sports Marine,Digital Graphics,Weedless Lures, Thank all of you guys and girls! You are the best!

We hosted our 3rd annual Reel Time Rods Bass Tournament today! We had 16 teams show up and fish in some pretty terrible weather. It rained about as hard as I have ever seen for what seemed like hours. I apologize for not having any pictures but everyone was soaked and ready to go home to dry out! It was still raining and we just tried to get everyone gone as quickly as possible. Special thanks to good friend Mark Yates for helping with the whole weigh in. Micheal hung in there long as he could. He was there at 5:30 am to help check everyone in and worked in the shop till weigh in. Special thanks to Becky Moser for cooking the hot dogs for us too! Here are this years winners. 3rd place team was Kenny Moser and Lee Warren with 7.37- 2nd place team was Alan and Casey Swarts with 8.52-( Alan and Casey also won the big Bass pot with a 2.14)- 1st place went to local “stick” Tim Weaver with a weight of 8.56. William and Chase Ey were the next place out of the money with 7.25 and received two Reel Time Rods ! Thank everyone who braved the miserable weather to participate and to all the great businesses around the lake that donated our door prizes! I will post a full list of them tomorrow. I just want to get warm and dry right now!

Just found out our page was off for a while. Don’t know how it happened but my unpublished button was checked in our page settings. We are back on track now! Sorry for any problems this brought to anyone.

Shop will be closed this Sunday the 31st of May. We will reopen under normal hours on wed of next week. Any repairs can be left at Popes Landing store. I will check daily to see if any came in

ITS GETTIN CLOSE!

ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT TO GET IN THE EARLY ENTRY!! If you sign up at Reel Time Rods by Sat the 30th you will go in a random draw for a free rod. 160$ value! Remember, this is a trailer event , but you MUST come by shop morning of the tournament for a livewell check!! The weigh in has been extended till 3 pm. Must be in weigh in line by 3. We’ve got some awesome door prizes. Tackle bags, oil,pies,service work for your outboard,custom hand made knife,rods and lots more! We’ve got one that’s a 900$ value!!! If you have any questions call or come by Reel Time Rods.PLEASE SHARE THIS POST!!!

ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT TO GET IN THE EARLY ENTRY!! If you sign up at Reel Time Rods by Sat the 30th you will go in a random draw for a free rod. 160$ value! Remember, this is a trailer event , but you MUST come by shop morning of the tournament for a livewell check!! The weigh in has been extended till 3 pm. Must be in weigh in line by 3. We’ve got some awesome door prizes. Tackle bags, oil,pies,service work for your outboard,custom hand made knife,rods and lots more! We’ve got one that’s a 900$ value!!! If you have any questions call or come by Reel Time Rods.PLEASE SHARE THIS POST!!!

Selling for a friend. Lists for $454.25..... will take $350.00. Brand new still ln box. Never been opened. This won’t last long!!

ITS OFFICIAL!!!! Here is the entry form for the 3rd annual Reel Time Rods Bass Tournament. We will have the entry forms at most of the sponsors listed on the entry form,but you will have to come by Reel Time Rods shop located at Popes Landing to pay entry fees.You can pay the morning of the tournament if you can’t make it to the shop before tournament day.However,anyone that registers and pays the entry fee by March 30th will go in a drawing for a free rod! It is a team tournament,but if you want to fish solo,that’s fine too.I think the rules are pretty plain but if you have any questions feel free to call the shop or message me on our page. Our business hours are 8 to 3 wed thru sat, 8 till noon on sun. Closed mon and tue. The timing looks perfect for an awesome tournament!

4 custom builds finished up and ready to be picked up! These are for graduating seniors from a high school fishing team. Dell Brown is giving them to these lucky boys! They will make many memories with these babies!

Got one custom order done today! 4 rods for one customer. Every one a different color wrap and trim. No days off this week! Worked mon and today. Starting new week tomorrow with 15 reels to clean and 5 more custom rods to build. WE BE WORKIN!!!

All 10 turners going ! Haven’t made a post in a while. It’s been pretty crazy last couple weeks. The rod rack out front needs to be restocked(sold 8 this week),built 6 custom rods, cleaned about 30 reels and squeezed several rod repairs in ! Got 5 custom rod orders to build ASAP. We are normally closed on mon and tue but I will be in the shop most of the day tomorrow trying to make a dent in the custom builds. If you need anything,come on in!!

We are announcing our date for the 3rd annual Reel Time Rods Bass Tournament! As of now it will be April 6th. I am still working on sponsors,rules and other things but we would like any input you would like to offer. I’m thinking about making it a team format instead of an individual . You can still fish solo if you like. Entry fee is $100 with optional $20 big bass pot.(100%payback) Tournament will be held at Popes Landing. Trailering will be allowed but every boat must go through a boat check at Popes before tournament begins. NO GUIDES are allowed to fish. You will be allowed to prefish with a guide up until the day before tournament.All state laws apply. Like I said,nothing in stone yet so let’s hear some feedback!

Sorry for being a day late with Jan promotion drawing.i am at home with the flu! Started feeling rough Thursday morning. Full blown flu by Friday morning. Hope to have shop open for regular hours starting Wednesday. The winner of the $50 gift certificate is Mr Steve Wells. More promos coming so keep up with us!

Just wanted to remind everyone , only a few days left to get in the Jan $50 drawing! One chance for every stock rod purchased , and two chances for every custom rod. Promotion ends Jan 31st. We will draw the winner Feb 1st. If you order a custom build by the 31st of Jan, you will be eligible to win. You can also order rods off our website if you’re out of town . Good luck everyone!!

These just came in the shop a couple days ago on consignment Two of the highly sought after pearlescent Shimano Chronarchs. They are getting hard to find! Nobody wants to get rid of em ! They are in excellent shape.Asking $100 ea or if you take em both,$90 a piece. I don’t expect these to last long. Come in and check em out! Might even be able to get em a few dollars cheaper if you take em both!

Just got our latest order in from Lews. We’ve got all the models from 29.99 to 349.99! This new Pro TI is the smoothest,lightest reel I’ve ever had in my hands. Bar none!! We carry all the major brands. Lews,Shimano,Abu Garcia,Diawa,13 Fishing and Quantum! We have over 40 used reels of all makes and models for sale at awesome prices.Come by the shop and check us out!

Busy day today here at Reel Time Rods ! All these rods on the turners were shipped to us yesterday for repair. Two rods were completely stripped of micro guides and replaced with our Microwave guides. The rest had 2 to 4 guides replaced. Only had one turner left open! They will be shipped out tomorrow. Fastest turnaround... GUARANTEED!!

A sweet custom build finished up just now for Mark Yates. It’s a SJ72-8/15 with lime green wraps and green trim wraps. It will be dry and ready for action as soon as I get finished cleaning his Lews reels and putting air bearings in em! Gettin it done here at Reel Time Rods!,

Good friend and good customer Jason Smith with his “little sweetheart” daughter Brier Smith with her first big girl rod! We took an MB73-8/15,cut down to 5’6”. Pink wraps with pink flake and her name on it. Might be a future pro staffer!

Another custom build ready to be picked up at Reel Time Rods! The last silver flake was so good he ordered another one for a late Christmas present for his fishin buddy! It’s a full cork drop shot bait caster.

Another “Big Boy” spinning reel cleaned,oiled and greased for Erick Maybury. These giants are kinda fun to work on. Parts are huge for a change! Ready for some serious “carping”!

Another custom build going out at Reel Time Rods! Drop Shot rod with full cork handle and butt. Gotta work on my lighting in wrapping room. These videos just do not do these rods justice. The silver flake on this rod “POPS”! Come by and let’s design you a rod that’s makes us both proud! We build everything from crappie to swim bait rods. I’ll put our rods up against any rod made. ANY ROD !

Another custom build goin out at Reel Time Rods! MB 73-8/15 with Winn grips.Thank you Mr. Gaston for letting us build you this beauty!

First custom build of 2019 going out! Bushido MB 78-12/20. You oughta see this baby in the sunlight!

Reel Time Rods LLC would like to wish everyone a happy and safe New Years! We hope everyone has a prosperous,healthy and fun 2019! Reel Time Rods is starting 2019 off with another great promotion. Everyone that buys a new stock rod will be put in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate good for anything we build or sell! Anyone that buys a custom rod will will get 2 chances for the same $50 credit! This promotion will begin Jan 1st and end Jan 31st. If you buy multiple rods,you get multiple chances! I’ve already got one custom rod ordered,so you can’t be the first one in but you got a month to get your name in the hat! Good luck everyone!

Reel Time Rods would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! We hope everyone enjoys the day with family and friends. A special Christmas cheer to all our armed forces who can’t be home for the holidays. We appreciate all your sacrifices for our freedom. We will be open the 26 th thru the 30th with our normal hours. Closed Dec 31 st and Jan 1st. Reopen Jan 2nd.Big things are coming in 2019 here at Reel Time Rods so keep up with us!

Worked on 3 reels this week for mr Erick Maybury. He is the current state record holder for carp on a rod and reel! I think it was 48lbs.These reels were huge! I can’t believe I didn’t take some pics of em. When he came to pick em up he brought a book in that he was featured in( he even wrote a chapter or two! ) It was fascinating to talk to him and learn some things about these fish that most of us know nothing about. The book is titled American Carper vol 2. Check it out,it’s fascinating. He’s gonna send me an autographed pick of his state record fish to hang in the shop. Too cool !

I don’t know who the guy is on the Texas Fishing Forum that’s been badmouthing us but if you have a problem,come to the shop and let’s get it straightened out. We did have some issues with sloppy repair work, but that person is no longer here. We take a lot of pride in our work and want ALL our customers to be satisfied. Like I said, if you have a problem, call us or come by the shop and we will get the issue resolved.

Our field test in Venice La. was a total success! We were supposed to fish 2 days, but due to boat problems,we only got to fish one day. That one day was incredible though! We caught a 3 man limit of keeper reds , with many “rats” we didn’t keep and probably 10 or more that were too big to keep. Then we went after the “bulls”! In about 4 hours we boated 16 to 18 of these giants! Couldn’t get a lot of pics because wind and current was pushing us right in on the rocks. Actually got up on rocks but no damage done. Every fish on this trip was caught on a SJ 72/8-15! I wasn’t sure if this rod was gonna be enough to handle the bulls( I usually use the LS7/10-20) but it did an awesome job! Very impressed! Our “Saints” Rods we delivered(alsoSJ72-8-15) were a home run. They loved em! Can’t wait for another business trip!

Change of plans! WE WILL BE OPEN WED ...normal hours . Boat problems in La. coming home a day early. Will post pics and have results of our field testing . It was a monster success ! Pictures tomorrow evening.

Just want to let everyone know that we will be closed this Sunday the 16th thru Wednesday the19th. We will reopen Thursday the 20th and be open normal hours thru Sunday the 23rd. Closed Monday and Tuesday (24 th and 25th).Reopen 26th for normal hours and days. We are closing this Sunday thru Wednesday to do some Research & Development,Field Testing, Public Relations and rod deliveries in Venice La. Its just a part of the business that has to be done!

We are normally closed on mondays but I took in 12 reels and got a custom rod order in Sunday, so I’ll be at the shop most of the day today. If you need any repairs on your rods or reels,bring em in! Shop is fully stocked so it’s a great time to buy that Christmas rod or reel for the anglers on your Christmas list!

Saints rods are done! Got the logos in yesterday. All flexed and ready for action! Not delivering them till next week. Hoping for better weather so we can watch these guys break em in on some trout and reds!

I hope the power doesn’t go out tonight.... I’ve got 4 rods on the turners !! Busy day today... 2 rods built ,two rod repairs and 2 reels cleaned.

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