Vivid Customers and more.....
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Customer Testimonials  ~ Pro Staff ~ Written Warranty ~

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Although it's rare that I personally hand deliver one of our custom fishing rods... When I do, the customer's reaction to the finished product says it all! Their appreciation for our attention to detail, their kind words, the "I can't believe it" remarks and to see how truly amazed they are that a fishing rod can be as much of a beautiful work of art as it can be a fishing tool!

Our customer's kind words, appreciation and total satisfaction are definitely a driving force, and it's what makes us continue pushing the boundaries of design techniques and perfecting the craft of rod building!

During the process of working with our customers, we develop a partnership while designing and creating their custom fishing rod! This partnership doesn't end when their rod is shipped..... We stand behind each and every custom fishing rod that leaves our shop and provide all of our customers with excellent personalized customer service and satisfaction!


While the majority of our work is creating one-of-a-kind custom fishing rods for individuals, we have been fortunate to develop a partnership with two extremely talented and experienced charter captains;
Captain Troy Mell and Captain Jason Swensson.

Both Troy and Jason live and work in the Florida Keys, guiding private charters, participating in several charity related tournament events, while also competing in the FLW and IFA Professional Redfish Tournament trail. After field-testing several rods and working with Jason and Troy; we have formed a Pro Staff Team partnership, and I can proudly say that Captain Jason and Captain Troy now exclusively use Vivid Custom Fishing Rods!

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 ~ Customer Testimonials ~
Tom, 

Let me start by saying that I love everything about my new rod. It has great sensitivity allowing better lure action and more than enough backbone to land bruiser fish. I've thrown a variety of lures from top water plugs to jigs with outstanding results. I can definitely feel the difference between my Vivid Rod and store bought rods. 

I was super excited when Jessica had informed me that I was one of the top winners for the 2014 CAST Recapture Tournament. I received my rod just in time to break it in during the fall mullet run here in Stuart, FL. As you can imagine I was eager to try it out.

On the first day of using my new rod I caught several nice Snook and a few big Jacks while throwing a Skitter Walk along a sea wall. I couldn't ask for a better day to break it in. Since that morning I've had several great and comfortable days using my Vivid Rod and I can tell by the quality that I'll have several more. 

I also wanted to thank you for your role in supporting Jessica and CAST with what they are doing for one of my favorite places. Our entire group that fish and camp in the Everglades appreciate everything that CAST is doing and the people like you that support them. 

Sincerely, 
Proud Vivid Rod owner 
Jason Nedimyer 


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Hi Tom,

Great to hear from you! The rod you built is perfect! I can cast both light and heavy jigs very well and the rod has enough power to pull fish out of structure. Even better than my old favorite rod that broke that you replaced…. Thanks a ton for doing such a great job on it!

 I haven’t been able to get out as much as I normally would this summer. Every full moon I had some other thing pop up that kept me from fishing the times I get monster snook. So no great pictures yet. But, we have a big 4 day camping trip planned, and I will definitely snap some photos with the rod and nice fish! 

 I have caught a few mid-size tarpon on the rod (40-50 lbs.) and some decent snook.  I was able to put the brakes on one 50 pound tarpon that was heading for a big pile of sticks, which was really cool, and impressed everyone on the boat. I'll check back with you soon hopefully with some really great stories and photos.

Ross B. - Miami, FL.



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Hi Tom,

Everything went very well at the retirement party. The rod was a big hit, and Woody loved it! I've already got feedback from other folks who were very impressed with the rod and your design work.... Thanks for doing such a great job with the rod!!


Arnold B. - Apopka, FL.

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Hi Tom,

I wish to thank you for the excellent job and service you have provided me with the 2 custom rods you built for my son Benji and myself. These rods are of the highest standard of workmanship and have such a unique design and are by far the nicest fishing rods that I have ever owned! I cannot wait to see what the next rods for my other 2 sons will look like, and I’m really looking forward to them arriving!
 
I also wish to thank you for all the patience you have had with me whilst you were designing the rods to my specific specifications… Unfortunately you had to deal with a sick perfectionist! You are certainly a great craftsman and a very experienced rod builder, and without question have exceeded my expectations!! I will surely be recommending you to my many fishermen friends at the fishing club!

Also a huge thanks and a job well done for meeting my deadline and delivering the rods on time for a special surprise, which was just great! 

Super, super job! I wish you all the best from us all down here from the Island of Malta.

Austin P. - Malta, Europe


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Hi Tom,

I received the rod on Saturday as planned, thanks!  I sure am impressed with the finished product and may hang it on my wall and show it off to friends and family! The hat will be worn with pride also! Everyone I see will be made aware of your quality products and commitment to customer satisfaction!

Thanks again for a great memorial to my military service and a great retirement! I can't thank you and Ron enough for this special gift!

Bob B. - Tampa, FL.

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Tom,

I just wanted to let you know how happy I am with the U of M rod you built me!! I’ve been fishing all my life with store bought rods and I can’t believe how much of a difference fishing with a custom rod has made! Not only does the rod look cool and get lots of comments, it’s built tough!! This is without a doubt the best rod I have fished with! I’ve put this rod to the test landing many big Snook, largemouth and peacock bass… This rod has been nothing but trouble for them! It has great action and backbone to whipem with ease! I can’t wait to see the next rod you create for me! Thanks again!!

Rick – Ft. Lauderdale FL.


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Tom,

The rod looks amazing! I am so pleased with the workmanship and graphics -- Far exceeded my expectations!!

Best regards,

Lance H. - Tampa, FL.



** Repeat customer testimonial**


Tom,

My buddy was elated about the custom fishing rod retirement gift... Home-run! Complete shock and awe when he saw it! You may see more orders coming your way, guys at the party were asking for your website! I will be in touch about the freshwater rod this summer.

Thanks again for another piece of art!

Best regards,

Lance H. - Tampa, FL.




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Tom,


 I just wanted to e-mail concerning the red-hot rod you built for me. From concept to delivery I couldn't have had a better experience. I really like the way you tapped into my style and had consideration to how I would work the rod. The quality products used and the custom design are matched by no other builder I have seen to date. I have custom surfboards built because I believe they make a huge difference in how I can maneuver them. I didn't think a custom rod could make that much of a difference, boy was I wrong! This rod not only is the most comfortable, cool looking rod I've fished, but it’s got a mean streak. Don't challenge it fish, you'll lose! The custom logo looks great and the mutton inlay was a sweet touch. I’m recommending you to all my fishin buddies as I know you wont let 'em down.
 
David Keller- Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

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This is the best rod I have ever owned! The action and feel is incredible and it looks great!

– George Dominguez, Miami, FL.

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Tom,

I would like to say how satisfied I am with my custom made Vivid rod. I have used my inshore rod for a year now and have caught numerous fish from 2-20 pounds. I love the feel, sensitivity and power of the rod. The custom design and personalized graphics were an added plus. Thanks for making a great rod !!!


Tom Hennessy
Bradenton, FL


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Tom,

I had an absolutely insane day today on the water with Troy, and my new rod performed beyond my expectations! Troy took us to a spot he knows near Flamingo and that's when it got crazy! Within the first few casts using a chunk of Ladyfish, my drag started screaming with the biggest Snook I've ever caught. The rod did exactly what you promised it would do.... Plenty of snap for casting but enough backbone to take on a big one! Troy estimated the Snook to be around 20 pounds! Next came a respectable Redfish, which I released, as Troy joked we needed a Redfish closer to the upper end of the slot.... Within minutes I had the rod bent double again and landed a 26 1/2" Redfish! Insane, indeed!

The final cast of the day resulted in another screaming drag.... While fishing a chunk of Ladyfish, a Shark took the bait and took off! He bit through the leader, which was probably a blessing! My rod was awesome, and there were times when I was wondering if I should've added a fore-grip, but I did just fine without one!

Based on the above, I'm happy to report that my new rod you created has been appropriately broken in and I couldn't be happier!

Best Regards,

John J. - Georgia


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Vivid Rods add 15 feet to every cast period!!

When distance and accuracy is important it doesn't get any better then Vivid Rods!!!

People are truly amazed when they try your rods Tom.... It's awesome to watch their faces!!

Captain Troy Mell - Islamorada, FL.


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Tom,

I have been exposed to and used many fishing rods in my fishing lifetime of over 40 years. I never gave much thought when purchasing them. I always bought the mid - to - high end brands knowing this was the best method. Last year for our wedding anniversary my wife bought me a custom rod from Vivid Rods, which was emblazoned with my team; the Tampa Bay Rays and adorned with their team colors and logo. It is absolutely beautiful! I admired it so much; I almost was content with leaving on my living room wall as a display of my affection for the Rays. But, luckily for me, I took it to the water!

The first time out with my new beauty I quickly achieved the inshore slam of Redfish, Snook and Trout, along with Flounder, Sheepshead and Ladyfish….. It was truly the most incredible and complete day of fishing I ever encountered!! After casting I could literally feel the tail of the shrimp kicking. The sensitivity of the rod was so astute I could feel when the shrimp was trying to escape a predator. From there you could just wait for the little jolt and, BANG, get the hookup. I highly recommend the work of Tom Fielding and his Vivid Rods. You won't believe the difference from other high end rods. No comparison!

Sincerely,

William A. Gahan - Tampa, FL.

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** We are very pleased to announce that Vivid Custom Fishing Rods
are now being featured on
Reel H2o TV! **

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Our Products & Services page has a complete listing of the types and styles of custom fishing rods offered.

Please use our Contact Us form for a quote on a custom fishing rod you may have in mind, if you would like any additional information, or have fishing rod related questions.



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Vivid Custom Fishing Rods Pro Staff




               

Captain Jason Swensson



Captain Troy Mell
Captain Jason Swensson owned and operated Lone Ranger Charters for 10 years in the Upper Florida Keys and Everglades National Park targeting Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit and Trout.

 

Captain Jason is also a professional tournament angler who has competed in the FLW and IFA Professional Redfish Tournaments. His record includes:  one win in addition to 7 top 10 and 6 top 20 finishes out of 23 total tournaments.



 

Captain Troy Mell has owned and operated Reel Mell-O Fishing Charters since 2003 in the gin clear waters of Islamorada, Key Largo and across the Florida Bay in the Everglades National Park targeting Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit and Trout

Professional Redfish Tournaments in the FLW and IFA Total Tournaments Fished 23 including 1 win, 7 top 10 and 6 top 20 finishes.

Captain Troy is also the host of the fishing show
ReelH2o


Captain Troy also holds two patents on fishing baits.

www.reelmello.com

 
   

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 Our Guarantee

Vivid Rods, LLC - Written Warranty:

Vivid Custom Fishing Rods are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty against defects in material and workmanship for the lifetime of the original owner. Subject to the conditions and limitations set forth below; Vivid Custom Fishing Rods will, at its option, either repair or replace any part of its products that prove defective by reason of improper workmanship or materials.

 

THIS WARRANTY EXTENDS TO COVER ANY DAMAGE TO THE ROD BLANK RESULTING FROM A NON-CONFORMITY IN MATERIAL OR WORKMANSHIP. ANY DAMAGE CAUSED BY INTENTIONAL BREAKAGE, ACCIDENT, NATURAL DISASTER, FIRE, MISUSE, ABUSE OR TAMPERING WITH THE ROD BLANK BY OTHER THAN NORMAL USE OF THE ROD FOR ITS INTENDED APPLICATION, OR ANY NON-CONFORMITY OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM MODIFICATIONS OR REPAIRS PERFORMED OTHER THAN BY VIVID RODS, LLC., IS NOT WARRANTED.

 

This warranty covers only repair or replacement for defective Vivid Custom Fishing Rods products. Vivid Custom Fishing Rods reserves the right to determine whether to repair or replace any Vivid Custom Fishing Rods product covered by this warranty and the right to replace any discontinued models with comparable models when necessary. Colors and components may vary between original and replacement parts.

 

VIVID RODS, LLC. SHALL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

 

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.



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Our Products & Services page has a complete listing of the types and styles of custom fishing rods offered.

Please use our Contact Us form for a quote on a custom fishing rod you may have in mind, if you would like any additional information, or have fishing rod related questions.


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Vivid Custom Fishing Rods 
P.O. Box 13952
Tampa, FL. 33681-3952

813-385-6296




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