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About Us

FishStyx Custom Rods design, fits, and builds custom fishing rods for anglers throughout the United States and Canada. Our custom products run the full range, from lightweight fly rods to boat rods for giant marlin. From 1996 until current day, we delivered more than 150 custom rods per year, with a high of 207 and a low of 98.


In 2010 we developed the Clearwater Series to serve the market of anglers seeking a set offering or rods. The goal of this series was to deliver a rod with all of the advantages of a full custom at a price that was affordable to most anglers. Built on carbon fiber or graphite and Japanese resin blanks, the series features premium components including the MicroWave Guide System as an option. These are incredible rods retail from  $140 and up.


Demand for a rod with increased sensativity and reduced weight led to the development of the WickedStyx line. We offer 5 Spinning and 10 Casting configurations. Built on Rainshadow Blanks, these rods are built with wieght reduction at the forefront of the design, as less weight means better sensativity. These rods are offered from $190 and up.

Fishing Rods


In 2012, we started to offer the Peacock Series for those who travel to Brazil in pursuit of the Amazon monsters. These are tough, beautiful, and tailored to the angler. Think of them as a limited custom rod. Prices start at $199.

Big Nasty

In 2014, the Big Nasty Series was developed for in-shore anglers, with a focus on the redfish, snook, and bigger game fish, such as smaller tarpons. A small series of tough sticks, build in the Clearwater vein, these rods are in the $150-$175 price range.

The Black Rose

Released in 2015, The Black Rose is designed for Lady Anglers. Built on a White Blanks with unique branding and slightly shorter handles these rods are perfect for the woman who is also a serious angler.

The Owners & Builders

Wendy Meder — President and Master Rodsmith
Wendy has been building rods since 1998, when she took over from Dale. She brings an incredible artistry and skill to the craft of rod building. Wendy has fished competitively for 20 years and her experience makes her a great consultant for the clients of Fishstyx.

Over the course of her career, Wendy has created some of the most unique and aesthetically crafted rods seen on the market. She has a gift for delivering almost anything a client can imagine. She is a true master at both design and production. Wendy is FishStyx, from the name of the firm to her personal touch, and she has a hand in almost every rod that has the brand on it.

Dale Meder — Founder
Dale learned the craft of rod building from a custom rod legend. He began building rods for himself in 1985 for specialty applications, and used these rods in competitive angling. His tools soon drew the interest of other anglers, and he began building rods for others on a limited scale. As an engineer, Dale has a full understanding of component design and development. These expertise added to his ability to set up that special rod for an angler. With interest growing in Dale's rods, FishStyx was born.

Dale has more than 40 years of experience in tournament bass fishing. He also spent three decades in-shore saltwater angling and chasing-catching blue-water fish. Dale is always happy to share his knowledge and expertise with customers.

FishStyx Limited Lifetime Warranty

FishStyx Custom Rods, LLC will warranty your rod based on the product purchased, the terms of the warranty for the respective product and your compliance with the process outlined below. This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and may not be transfered.

Purchaser must have proof of purchase or have a submitted Warranty Card indicating the date of purchase on file with FishStyx Offices. A warranty replacemnt cannot be processes without proper documentation.

The Right Thing Policy: We at FishStyx always want to do the "Right Thing" for our customers and we want you to get back to using your FishSTyx as soon as possible. In order to make that happen, we offer a one time, no questions asked, rod replacement for the original owner for the first six (6) months of ownership. This policy is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase. To be eligible, the broken rod must be returned along with proof of purchase (or a warranty card on file with FishStyx). Should your rod break, return all parts of the broken rod, along with $30 for shipping and handling of your replacement. Your rod will be replaced as soon as possible.

Should any FishStyx fail after the "Right Thing" policy period has ended, and the break is determined to be a manufacturs defect, FishStyx will replace the rod with no fees. The process will be as follows;

  • - Upon receipt of the rod, we will determine if the break is the result of defect, an accident, misuse or negligence. FishStyx reserves the right to assess if the break is due to  defect or accident. You will be immediately notified of the decision.

- If the break is the result of an accident (no matter what or how), your rod is still eligible for replacement under the guidelines and fees which follow.

- Faliure as a result of defect normally occurs in the first few trips.

For rod replacements and returns please follow the steps listed below;

  1. 1. Contatct FishStyx by phone or email ( We will advise on how to ship as inexpensively as possible.
  2. 2. Return your rod with the break clearly marked. Tape placed on either side of hte break is a good method.
  3. 3. Include a completed Warranty Repair form.
  4. 4. Include the appropriate Replacement Fee.
  5. 5. Include $30 for shipping and handling of your replacement.
  6. Replacement Fees;

  7. Clearwater Series - $50 replacement fee, plus $30 S&H
  8. WickedStyx - $80 replacement fee, plus $30 S&H
  9. Custom Rods - $100 replacement fee, plus $30 S&H

Failure to submit  the require documents, fees and broken rod will result in a delay in processing.

The policy is applicable to all rods purchased after November 1, 2018. If you purchased your FishStyx Rods prior to the effective date, please contact us to discuss the process for your replacement.