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Captain Neil, long known for his custom fishing rods, has responded to requests from many potential customers for a more affordable and still high quality line of fishing rods.

As a result he has developed the very popular “The Long Islander Series (TLIS)” of handcrafted rods.

Priced between one and two hundred dollars each, they meet the needs of much of the fishing public for a high quality, reliable, and moderately priced fishing rod.

Constructed of materials usually found only in a custom rod, these handcrafted rods are available with the following features and choices:

  • Choice of rod length can be determined by the needs of the customer.

  • Choice of rod material, choose among E Glass, Solid Fiberglass, and Graphite/Fiberglass. Four models are also available in white.

  • Choice of 12 metallic colors for the underwrap, gold, silver, red, green, aquamarine, electric blue, royal blue, bronze, pewter, fuchsia, burgundy or black. The top wrap is black.

  • On a white rod, there is a choice for the underwrap of either, the metallic colors listed above, or from numerous nylon colors. Call or email Captain Neil for information and colors available.

  • Choice of grips, either cork or among 12 colors of EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) grips, pink, light orange, red, green, hunter green, light green, yellow, purple, blue, dark blue, coffee brown or black.

  • Forecast H Ring guides from Batson, which are constructed of the highest grade aluminum oxide available. This highly-polished ring offers excellent hardness, wear and very low coefficient of friction and is hard enough to stand up to braided synthetic line.

  • Special Wraps Option is available, this optional feature includes custom handcrafted butt wrap and trim bands.

  • Rods are designed in one of three configurations; you choose among either Conventional, Spinning or Spiral Wraps.

  • New! Pac Bay Illusion reel seats and guides are now available!

  • For a complete listing and the details of each model available, click here to review and/or download a handy ORDER FORM.

  • AVAILABLE MODELS INCLUDE:

    1. SWB76ML  - E Glass - 7 feet, 6 inches, medium-light (ML), 12 to 20 lb. class line, 3/8 to 1 oz. lure weight, moderate-fast action, used in shallow depths with 4 to 6 oz. sinkers. It is supplied with black EVA grips.

    2. SWB70M  - E Glass - 7 feet, medium (M), 15 to 25 lb. class line, 1/2 to 2 oz. lure weight, moderate-fast action. This rod is as close as one can get to a do it all rod for around Long Island; Fluke, Porgies, Sea Bass, Tog, Blues and Bass. The tip will easily handle up to 8 and 10 oz. sinkers. It is supplied with black EVA grips.
      A Best Seller!

    3. SWB70M-W  - E Glass - 7 feet, medium (M), same as #2 except that the rod blank is white. The white blank enables the use of nylon thread and gives you, the customer, more colors from which to choose. This model also comes in colored EVA grips to match the underwraps.

    4. SWB70MH  - E Glass - 7 feet, medium-heavy (MH), 15 to 30 lb. class line, 3/4 to 3 oz. lure weight, moderate-fast action. This rod is being used for deep water Tog, diamond jigging and 3 way buck tailing Stripers and Blues, and 10 to 14 oz. sinker weights. It is supplied with black EVA grips. A Best Seller!

    5. SWB70MH-W  - E Glass - 7 feet, medium-heavy (MH), same as #4 except that the rod blank is white. The white blank enables the use of nylon thread and gives you, the customer, more colors from which to choose. This model also comes in colored EVA grips to match the underwraps.

    6. Solid fiberglass  - 6 feet, 2 inches, medium-light (ML), party boat special, 12 to 20 lb. class line, moderate-action, and is the rod used on the Celtic Quest. They catch Fluke, Sea Bass, Porgies, Blues, Stripers and large Blackfish. It is supplied with black EVA grips. A very durable rod.

    7. Solid fiberglass  - 6 feet, 2 inches, medium-light (ML), same as #6 except that the rod blank is white. The white blank enables the use of nylon thread and gives you, the customer, more colors from which to choose. This model also comes in colored EVA grips to match the underwraps.

    8. MB843 - Graphite/Fiberglass - 7 feet, medium-heavy (MH), 10 to 17 lb. class line, 1/4 to 3/4 oz. lure weight, fast action. This rod is excellent for Fluke buck tailing. It is supplied with cork grips.

    9. MB843-W  - Graphite/Fiberglass - 7 feet, medium-heavy (MH), same as #8 except that the rod blank is white. The white blank enables the use of nylon thread and gives you, the customer, more colors from which to choose. This model also comes in colored EVA grips to match the underwraps.

    10. SB843  - Graphite/Fiberglass - 7 feet, medium-heavy (MH), 10 to 17 lb. class line, 5/16 to 3/4 oz. lure weight, fast action. This rod is excellent for lighter lure Fluke buck tailing. It is supplied with cork grips.

    In addition to the standard ten configurations, Special orders are also available. Check with Captain Neil.

These fine rods can be purchased at:
  • NORTHPORT ROD and REEL
    81 Fort Salonga Road
    Northport, NY 11768
    631-368-7335 (REEL)

    As Dave of Northport Rod and Reel said:

    “All I can say is the customs that Neil has built for my customers have been tested and proven to land fish. He even matched someones Junk and made a Silk Purse out of a Sow’s Ear.
    Neil, Daryl loves the white rod and has landed blackfish to 15 lbs. and a few cod.”


  • At Captain Neil's shop.

  • They will be for sale at the shows that Captain Neil attends.


Contact Captain Neil for additional details.

Click here to review and/or download a handy ORDER FORM
(using Adobe Reader).

E-mail him at:

E-MAIL BOX captneilf@aol.com

Or you can call him at 1-631-567-8049