White Water Outfitters Custom Rods!
When you want the finest custom rods, White Water Outfitters is where you want to be. Work with Long Island’s most respected custom rod builders with more than 50 years of combined experience. Our Pro Staff fishes daily with our custom rods in the waters of Long Island. High end, overbuilt rods, backed by a Real Company with a good Reputation, a state-of-the-art shop with all the highest technical equipment available keeps us confident that we’ll be here 30 years from now.
Comparing our custom rod’s quality and value, White Water Outfitters is above the competition. Our shop is synonymous with the finest fishing rods money can buy; these are the most beautifully bound and immaculately finished rods in the world. Others may claim this title but we challenge you to compare our product.
Our nationally-recognized master custom rod craftsman, Captain Steve Petras, specializes in creating unique rods to meet your needs for in-shore, off-shore and surf fishing. We pride ourselves in having the latest components, supplied by top-of-the-line manufacturers, in-stock at competitive pricing and limiting lead times for your rods. Be a part of the design and rod building process, perfect to fit any budget. Find the appropriate grip to fit your hands. Choose the exact arm length for the rod. Select the components. Pick your colors. Designed and Built Specifically for You! Designed and Perfected to Fit your Budget.
“White Water Outfitters Custom Rods are a Wise Investment in your fishing success.”
Captain Bryce Poyer ,
President of White Water Outfitters.
Our Custom Rods are designed for everyone at any level of fishing ability. We build rods to teach kids to fish with the proper equipment. You can find our custom rods on the best fishing boats in the North Atlantic to the South Pacific. Don’t know how to use your new custom rod? Master Rod Craftsman Steve and the Pro Staff of fishing experts at White Water Outfitters will train you.
All our custom rods offer a life-time guarantee against manufacturing flaws. “We pride ourselves on our craftsmanship and offer a life-time warranty on the construction of our product.” Captain Bryce Poyer.
Captain Steve Petras
Master Rod Craftsman & Sport Fishing Consultant
Captain Steve Petras, White Water Outfitter’s Master Rod Craftsman, is the most diverse and experienced rod builder in the region. A Southampton-native, Steve started as a thirteen year-old building surf rods in a local Long Island fishing community shop. Steve says, “As a young kid, I couldn’t buy what I needed, so I started making my own custom rods. I quickly learned that to build a good rod, you have to know how to use it. You have to understand how it is supposed to be used.”
Through research and experience, Steve has always stayed ahead of the curve by researching and refining his technique. It is safe to say, from Montauk to Moriches there is no one who’s built more surf rods than Steve Petras, nearly two-thirds of all those built on Long Island.
One of the things he enjoys about working at White Water Outfitters is the opportunity to be involved with individual customers, helping each one meet their specific needs whether a beginning or casual fisherman or the experienced sport fisherman. You’ll find Steve at White Water Outfitters building rods for those beginning to explore surf fishing as well as for the sport fisherman with the 72-custom rod arsenal tournament rig. Our rods are guaranteed to have all the power any extreme stand-up angler could wish for to satisfy the most demanding angler in the most demanding fishing situation.
Captain Petras is also a sport fishing consultant, fishing the local waters daily for everything from striped bass in the Shinnecock Bay to bluefin tuna in off-shore canyon fishing. He brings world-wide fishing expertise to White Water Outfitters with nine years in Costa Rica, five years in Hawaii and numerous fishing trips to the Bahamas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Florida Keys, Panama, Nicaragua and Christmas Island. Steve also captained in Kona, Hawaii for a marlin charter boat.
Stop by White Water Outfitters and meet Steve, the area’s Finest Custom Rod Expert and local Sports Fishing Consultant.
Here is what our happy customers have to say about White Water Outfitters:
“White Water equipped me for my first season of giant tuna fishing off the coast of Massachusetts. All the custom rods with the customer colored Penn international performed flawlessly and helped me to land several giant tunas over 500 pounds. Just wanted you to know how happy I am, will see you in the spring to add to two stand-up rods to add to my collection.”
“For years I’ve been using my Shakespeare and Lamiglas rods with great success but after speaking with Steve about a custom surf rod, I decided to give one a shot. I can’t express to you the sensitivity, power and casting ability I’ve experienced with the new custom 11’ foot Super Surf that he built for me.”