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This is my Fly Rod, there are many like it, but this one is MINE!
— Semper Fly Rods - Always on the Fly


about us


Our Mission:


Semper Fly Rods is a USMC veteran-owned custom rod builder out of Columbus, Ohio specializing in Fly Rods.  Each and every one of our rods is built to our client’s unique specifications, utilizing the highest quality components and adhesives. While we prefer to build on Temple Fork Outfitter blanks, due to the amazing lifetime warranty, we can and will build on any blank available.  Semper Fly rods guarantees their work and will correct, replace or repair any issue you encounter with the use of our rods.- Semper Fly! Always on the Fly!

Our rods are all hand-wrapped using the finest materials, adhesives and components available.  All guides are double footed (unless otherwise requested) and can be single wrapped or accent wrapped based on your desire.  All rods will include your name and year on the build and includes our Lifer Program. 10% of the purchase price from each build is dedicated to the Semper Fi Fund to provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families.




Our Services


Rod Building

The Corps of our business is custom fly rod building.  Our blank of choice comes from the Temple Fork Outfitter series of fly rod blanks, though we can and will tie any blank you select or send us.  Although most of our blanks are modern graphite rods, we can also build you a bamboo or a fiberglass rod for that retro feel on the water. If you do not see a blank listed, simply contact us and we will get you exactly what you are looking for.

Rod Repair

Need a tip replaced? Is your stripper guide coming unglued for hauling monster small-mouth? Grip slam wore out from years of use? Let us take care of that for you.  We can replace or repair anything on your rod to get you back on the water!



Rod Restoration

Similar to repair we can restore your rod to add new wraps, clean up or replace old grips, chipped guides, etc.  Simply contact us, send us a photo and we can get you a quick quote on getting that stick all spruced up for the next season.


Semper Fly is the real deal! Nothing but quality craftsmenship, and outstanding customer service




Custom Rod Building......From $200

Depending on on the blank selected and options chosen, our custom hand tied rods begin at $200.  We guarantee all of our work for LIFE! We will repair or replace any issue you have with our products or services.

Rod Repair........FRom $25

Beginning at $25 we offer rod repair using the finest materials and adhesives to get you on the water ASAP!



Rod Restoration.........FRom $50

Rod restorations begin at $50 and include our top quality materials and adhesives. Price is subject to change depending on the amount of restoration required.

Marine Corps Principles and Traits......INCLUDED!

We take our work very seriously and we put a little Esprit De Corps into every rod we build, restore, or repair. 



Fish Stories and Tall Tails......FREE!

There is nothing we love more than shooting the breeze about fishing. Call, Text, Email, and we will jaw jack you till you are so motivated you'll want to hit your favorite river, creek, or lake.



Our Custom Rods

Here is a small sample of some of our recent builds.

Temple Fork Outfitters Custom Fly Rod 1
Temple Fork Outfitters Custom Fly Rod 3
Temple Fork Outfitters Custom Fly Rod 4
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Sage X Custom Fly Rod 3
Sage x Custom Fly Rod 5
 Light Rod Restoration

Light Rod Restoration

Temple Fork Outfitters Custom Fly Rod 2
custom fly rod
Sage X Custom Fly Rod 2
Sage X Custom Fly Rod 4
TFO Custom Fly Rod 2
TFO Custom Fly Rod 5
TFO Custom Fly Rod 1
Custom built Fly Rod
Sage X Custom Fly Rod 3
Custom fly rod 199
custom fly rod 200
Sage X Custom Fly Rod 6
TFO Custom Fly Rod 3
TFO Custom Fly Rod 4
TFO Custom Fly Rod 6
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Have questions? Want to learn more about us? Want to tell us your fishing story or send us photos of your fish? Complete the intel below and we will throw our go-fasters on and get back to you without the hurry up and wait.