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Shipping Information

Shipping Information

Return Shipping (To You): Unless otherwise requested, Goose Creek Rods utilizes UPS Ground for rod shipping and USPS Priority Mail for reel shipments. Please tell us how much insurance you want on the package and whether or not a signature is required.  Goose Creek Rods is NOT RESPONSIBLE for lost or stolen packages. We will work with the shipping company…

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Current Turnaround Times

Current Turnaround Times

Current turnaround times: The turnaround times listed below are “best guess estimates”, and could vary depending on a number of factors. Reel Cleaning & Repair: 6+/- weeks. Simple Rod Repair (replacing guides, tips): 1-2 weeks. Complex Rod Repairs (replacing grips, reel seat, customizations, etc) 2-4 weeks. Vintage Restorations: 6+/- months. Unless your job has been in longer than what is…

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Rod & Reel Repair, What to Expect

Rod & Reel Repair, What to Expect

Listed below are Goose Creek Rod’s “Rules of Rod & Reel Repair”.  Please review them carefully so we are all on the same page. Rule #1: FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. All projects are worked on in the order they are received. If you bring in a rod and/or reel in for service, do take note the all the jobs in-house…

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My Philosophy

My Philosophy

Who Am I? My name is Reggie Byrum. I live on the outskirts of Charlotte, NC in a little area called, Indian Trail. I was raised by God-fearing parents who knew the meaning of honesty, commitment, and hard work. My father served as a sight-setter on the U.S.S. Missouri in WWII. Together, he and my mother raised four children and…

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Authorized Dealer

Authorized Dealer

Goose Creek Rod & Reel is proud to be an authorized dealer for the following suppliers: Akios Fishing Tackle – AKIOS is a forward-thinking company based in the UK. Developed by anglers for anglers who demand new, innovative, and durable fishing tackle. Ande Monofilament & Braid Fishing Line – ANDE Monofilament has been in the business of furnishing monofilament fishing lines…

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Custom Surf Rods

Custom Surf Rods

Goose Creek Rod & Reel specializes in crafting exceptional surf rods, as well as custom rods for striper, catfish, and carp. We have access to the finest blanks available including Generation 2 surf blanks from Carolina Cast Pro, Thrasher blanks, Rod Geeks, Northfork Composites, Batson Enterprises Rainshadow, and Revelation surf blanks, and many more. We are currently working on our…

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Rod & Reel Restoration: Things You Should Know

Rod & Reel Restoration: Things You Should Know

Vintage Fishing Rod & Reel Restoration Thinking about rod and reel restoration? Awesome! There is nothing as satisfying as taking an old vintage rod and/or reel and restoring it to its original luster. We’ve completed many restorations and it is what we take the most pride in. It is our specialty. Please be advised: if you send a project to…

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All About Bearings

All About Bearings

The link below opens an article from Boca Bearings regarding the different types of bearings and a discussion about stainless vs ceramic. A very interesting read if you want to know more about fishing reel bearings and how they affect performance. https://www.bocabearings.com/fishing-reel-bearing-tips-advice/what-makes-your-reel-go-round

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Why Choose Goose Creek Rods?

Why Choose Goose Creek Rods?

Why Choose Goose Creek Rods? There are a number of businesses that provide rod and reel repair, vintage restorations and custom rod building. So why choose a small, one-man shop located on the backroads in Union County, NC? There is one small, but very important word I would use to seperate us from the rest: Passion. For many businesses, rod…

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Custom Rod Marbling

Custom Rod Marbling

Custom Rod Marbling Custom rod marbling is one of the latest customizing techniques used to create amazing works of art for your custom fishing rod. The process includes mixing ultra-concentrated marbling pigment with an epoxy finish – then swirl and drag the mixture in varying patterns on butt wraps, guide wraps, or as the main design element. Each finished piece…

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