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Custom Rods by Jussi Sojakka

Get your very own custom built fly rods by Jussi Sojakka of Finland. These are real gems!



Jussi Sojakka from Tampere, Finland builds classic glass and carbon graphite fly rods to order.

He has has built numerous custom fly rods on Swift Fly Fishing’s Epic blanks over the last several years now and he has closely followed the material development which has led to the current models of Zentron Fast Glass and G2 Carbon Graphite in Silica Nano Matrix adhesive technology.  His “feel” for and familiarity with the unique characteristics of these blanks allows him to craft the best custom fly rod possible from these components.  He is also the first custom rod builder to build on the new Red Truck fly rod blanks introduced just this year.

In addition to his role as craftsman and rodsmith, Jussi works as designer and is an accomplished fly caster and angler. He has tested fly rods built from each of the blanks offered in the RFT Gear assortment.  This unique insight allows him to give each customer a detailed and practical description of the casting and fishing properties of each during the consultation process and before ordering the rod.  We think this is fairly rare, if not unique and the end result is simply a better custom rod and complete customer satisfaction.

For more information about custom built fly rods by Jussi Sojakka, please reach out to us directly at info@lelandfly.com, or call us at (415) 781-3474.


Taper: Medium / Fast
Action: Medium Fast  / Mid Flex
Lockup point: Top third
Butt Diameter: 8.7mm
Resonant Frequency: 3.3 Hz
Material: 57msi Carbon Blend
Core: VeroCore Carbon Helix
Recommended line weight: AFTMA #5
Length: 9′
Pieces: 4
Weight: 36g / 1.2 oz
Action Angle: 70 degrees
ERN: 5
ELN: 5
Optimal Grain Window: 130 – 155 Grains


100%  Carbon Construction.
The carbon helix core boasts true 100% carbon construction. These blanks contain no scrim.

100% Uni-directional material – Non Woven.
Super light-weight construction and superior strength. Non woven Uni-directional material is up to 40% stronger than traditional woven material commonly used by fly rod manufacturers.  A non woven fiber can achieve 100% of its tensile and compressive loading. Unidirectional material affords super light weight construction and superior strength.

Carbon Helix Core.
The helical core forms the basis for hoop strength and fibre support in the zero/longitudinal axis and does away with traditional scrim based construction.

Silica nano-resin. Super Low Resin Systems.
Utilising materials with resin content up to 30% less than conventional materials, Epic C series blanks are lighter and stronger. Low resin materials help increase bending limits & overall response.

Multi Carbon Construction (Multi modulus).
Using only the highest quality fabrics from USA, Japan and Korea, up to five different types of carbon are used in each blank. Each type is placed at various parts of the blank to optimize strength and weight. C series ultra high modulus fibre boasts the highest tensile and compressive strength of any fibre in its class.

Internal High Strength Ferrule.
A high strength internal ferrule is placed at each join to provide superior crush and split resistance.

Target Zero Fibre Alignment.
Fibre alignment along the length of any blank is critical. Even the smallest deviation in fibre alignment from the axis of load will greatly reduce the strength of the blank. 

Two pack Marine Grade Paint system.
Epic C series blanks are finished with a clear marine grade two pack paint system for extra protection and toughness.