Roux Maillet Fishing Rods April 01, 2018 21:58:14
Quality. Quality is by far the biggest difference between a custom and OTS fishing rod. A company that mass-produces needs to create the largest profit margin and unfortunately some (not all) manufacturers also cut corners on components.
Although it is true that most manufacturers today do produce some great high quality products you simply cannot ignore the fact that they are made with the average angler in mind. Do you know who the average angler is? I sure dont! Taking a look at all of my friend who fish not one of us is similar in size casting style or grip preference to name just a few variables. Yet the manufacturers would want us to believe that each of their off-the-shelf products will match our angling styles and us perfectly.