Elevate Your
Angling Experience

Why Settle for Ordinary? Experience the extraordinary with a LakeLady Custom Rod, perfectly aligned with your fishing aspirations.

Welcome to LakeLady Custom Fishing Rods

Each LakeLady rod is an embodiment of precision, passion, and personalization, crafted to meet the diverse needs of anglers. With over 25 years of expertise, we create custom fishing rods that range from ultra-light to big game, and everything in between. These rods are not just tools, but extensions of your fishing spirit. Our commitment to craftsmanship ensures every rod is tailored to your specific angling needs and style, whether you're targeting delicate trout or battling deep-sea giants.

What Sets Us Apart

Custom Fit To You

Each LakeLady rod is a masterpiece of personalization, meticulously crafted to fit your hand and fishing style. We consider every detail - from the grip size to the rod length - ensuring a bespoke experience that enhances your comfort and efficiency on the water.

Unmatched Craftsmanship

With over 25 years in the field, our craftsmanship is rooted in a deep understanding of the art and science of rod building. We combine time-honored techniques with innovative practices to create rods that are not only visually stunning but also exceptional in performance.

Innovative Techniques

At LakeLady, innovation is key. We blend traditional rod-building methods with modern advancements in technology. This approach allows us to create rods that are both classically beautiful and equipped with the latest features for enhanced fishing performance.

Personalized Aesthetics

Our rods stand out for their unique beauty. Each one is a reflection of the angler’s personality, featuring custom designs, colors, and finishes. Whether you prefer a classic look or something more avant-garde, your LakeLady rod will be a true representation of your personal style.

Begin Your Custom Rod Journey

Embark on the first step towards crafting your unique LakeLady rod, meticulously designed to be the perfect extension of your fishing persona. This form is the start of our collaborative journey, ensuring that every aspect of your rod is tailored to your exact specifications. From selecting the ideal rod type to the precise hand/arm measurements, every detail is gathered to create a rod that truly resonates with your style and needs. Let's begin this dialogue and transform your fishing vision into reality. A personal consultation with Kris will follow to fine-tune every detail for your dream rod.

Build Your Own Custom Rod

Have Questions About Building Your Own Rod? Our team at LakeLady Custom Fishing Rods is here to help. Whether you're curious about the crafting process, need advice on selecting the right materials, or have specific questions about customizing your rod, don't hesitate to reach out. Call 218-251-2626
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Fill out our questionnaire to get started
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Schedule a Phone Call for sizing preferences
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Receive your rod within 4-6 weeks
Build Your Own Rod

Join Our Rod Building Class

Embark on a Rod Building Adventure: Join our training classes led by Kris Kristufek at LakeLady Custom Fishing Rods. Immerse yourself in the art of rod crafting, from basic techniques to advanced skills.

Upcoming Classes

March 15-17, 2024
Breezy Point, MN

April 5-7, 2024
NorthHouse Folk School
Grand Marais, MN
June 7-9, 2024
Pequot Lakes, MN

Special Fly Rod Class
September 27-29, 2024
Breezy Point, MN

See what our clients say about us

Just wanted to drop you a short note to let you know that I had the chance to try my new 3-piece walleye rod on our week long trip to North Caribou lake in early June and my new 3-piece Pike rod on our trip to Misaw Lake Lodge in late June.

Both rods performed better than I expected for my first time fishing with 3-piece spinning rods. In fact your 3-piece MH Pike rod landed the largest Pike of the week at Misaw at just under 44” and did so in style.

Thanks again for all your fine craftsmanship in building these custom rods.


John Ripley

Kris does absolutely beautiful work when it comes to his custom rod builds. He also does rod repair which is much appreciated. Highly recommend his custom rods and his repair work.

I got a chance to fish with my new 7-foot fly rod this weekend and the rod casted well – much better than the 4-piece St. Croix that I have. I am very happy with the action and the results!

My LakeLady 7-foot custom rod has revolutionized my fishing experience, showcasing exceptional versatility and strength, especially when it impressively handled a muskie on a walleye rod. Its superior craftsmanship elevates every outing, offering unmatched balance and responsiveness. This rod isn’t just a tool, it’s a game changer in my angling journey, making me wish I had two. For anyone seeking top-notch quality in their fishing gear, LakeLady is the absolute best choice.

Latest Blog Posts

Dive into the latest from LakeLady Rod Shop: Our blog is your go-to source for insights, tips, and stories from the world of custom rod building.

Tips for Maintaining Your Custom Fishing Rod

Understanding the Differences Between Monofilament, Braid, and Fluorocarbon Fishing Lines

The Art of Personalization: Creating a Fishing Rod That Reflects You

Exploring Freshwater, Saltwater, and Fly Fishing with Custom Rods

Understanding the Importance of Ergonomics in Custom Fishing Rods

Why Choose a Custom Fishing Rod Over Store-Bought Options

Custom Rods and Techniques for Different Fishing Styles: A Comprehensive Guide

From Beginner to Pro: Custom Fishing Rods for Every Angler Level

About the Owner

Meet Kris Kristufek

The heart and soul of LakeLady Custom Fishing Rods is a renowned rod builder with over 25 years of experience. His journey in rod crafting is marked by significant achievements, including collaboration on the development of the Triumph line for St. Croix. Kris's passion extends beyond merely crafting rods; he is also a mentor, teacher, and innovator in the field. His dedication to the art of rod building and his commitment to environmental sustainability are reflected in every LakeLady rod. Each rod a symbol of quality, innovation, and unmatched craftsmanship.

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