South Oz Rods - Shop 5, 73 Muller Road, Hampstead Gardens, S.A. Owner: Rob Wilson. Phone: 08 8261 5455.

Building Custom Rods


Built to suit your personal style of fishing. Top shelf blanks like Sabre, Snyder, Pacific Composites or Samurai, matched with Fuji guides and reel seats. Even the binding is done using top shelf GudeBrod thread. Grips in EVA, Cork, Cord or Leather. We pride ourselves in being second to none in South Australia for craftmanship and attention to detail. More...

Reel Repair and Servicing


Boy, do we see some shockers! A little care and time on reel maintenance would probably give us nothing to do but while we're here you know that your reel is able to be stripped, serviced or repaired to near new condition. In many cases, we'll even remodel or build parts to give that reel new life! Overheads, Alveys, threadlines - if you've wrecked it, we'll fix it! More...

Fish Replicas & Crab/Crayfish Taxidermy


Some fish just aren't meant to be eaten! We can make replicas of your top catch so that you can mount it on the wall in the bar, the shed or the den. We also do crabs, crays and virtually anything that you can catch. More...

South Oz Rods
South Oz Rods

Rob Wilson has been making custom rods professionally since 1981.
South Oz Rods has been around since 1993 and has been repairing rods, doing reel services, and building custom rods for customers in that time.

South Oz Rods is one of the few stores in Australia that specialise in custom rods, rod repairs, rebuilds and reel servicing. Robs experience comes from over 20 years of listening to and working with anglers that know their stuff. South Oz Rods is for the serious angler, it is not your ordinary tackle shop. Whether you are just beginning to get serious or whether you can claim years of experience, South Oz Rods is for anglers that appreciate quality, attention to detail, good gear and long lasting fishing equipment.

Rob listens for what you need and desire from your fishing equipment, and from this feedback can help you determine what's best for you.
As Rob says, all anglers have their own views and ways of fishing so he'll work with you to give you what you want and not what someone else says that it should be.

Feel free to send us an email, give us a call or pop in and see us.
Your next bust-off may well turn out to be a wall plaque if you're using South Oz Rods gear.