Wooden DPS style seats

wooden seatsI currently have 20 of these available for anyone looking for something extra special.

Available with black or frosted Fuji 18mm hoods.

New PACE rods now in stock

The best PACE rods we have ever designed are now in stock and available for immediate dispatch.

Priced from £189.99, check them out in the shop for more details.


New matt black Alps seats

The excellent Alps seats are now available in the much requested matt black anodised finish.

Tough, light and durable, the Alps seats add a nice touch to custom built rods.

Seen here on a set of R1-FTs


Welcome to Cotswold Rods 2017

Welcome to 2017!

Best wishes to all of our customers and friends, both past and present.

As I write this on the 1st January, we have just finished our busiest ever months trading, even with the break for Christmas. It is a great feeling being part of a company that is pushing boundaries and making progress in the rod building world.

In October, we will have been trading for 10 years, a real milestone for us and something we look forward to celebrating with you later this year.

2016 saw a huge amount of custom rods leave our workshop, showing that there is a growing demand for quality products. To counter this demand, we have refined every aspect of our building process to enable a faster turnaround of superior quality product.

2017 also sees us welcome several new staff to the fold, who we will introduce in due course. This will enable a slicker operation and heightened levels of customer service and communication, one thing we have always been conscious we need improve upon.

We have several new products due for release this year, including a re-launch of the incredible and much sought after PACE range, several new blanks, rod building items and some super trick accessories.

Our new website, combined with a little more time (due to more staff and the children growing up), gives a better platform for us to show you what we are doing in the workshop, along with ideas prototypes and product information. Keep your eyes peeled for regular updates on our news page.

We would like to personally thank all of our customers of 2016, both for your business and support,

Tight lines

Tom, Dan, Jan and the rest of the team here at Cotswold Rods.

Matt finish black Alps seats

We have small numbers of matt finish black Alps seats now in stock. If you would like these on your new custom builds, please be quick!


Back online!

After several months of being offline, our website is now live.

It is still work in progress, please bear with us whilst we complete the site.

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