About Us

Meet the founder of Bulldog Custom Rods

John Robinson

Bulldog Custom Rods builds custom fishing rods that catering to serious Bass Tournament anglers. We are a full-service fishing rod business dedicated to consistently providing high customer satisfaction by rendering excellent service, quality manufacturing, at a reasonable price.

John Robinson loves to compete and fish in local tournaments held on the Potomac River and also competes in the Forrest L. Wood (FLW) regional tournaments.

John currently works for the US Government as Program Analyst and also has completed 22 years with the United States Navy (USN), retiring as a Senior Chief Petty Officer (E8) with a 70% disability rating from the Veterans Administration (VA). Bulldog Custom Rods has built a line of rods that are designed with the serious Angler in mind. Bulldog blanks are 20% lighter than higher priced blanks and provide everyday reliablity and durabiltiy. We only use the highest quality and premium rod building materials. All of our guides are braided line friendly.