Welcome to J-STick’um Custom Rods and Jigs.  Owner, Captain Jim Fortman has over 25 years of fishing rod building experience. His goal is to provide his customers with a one of a kind, custom built fishing rod that is designed for the angler and to their specifications. Using only quality materials, such as Fuji components, MHX IM7 graphite, St. Croix, and TX3 vertical jigging and offshore blanks assures his customers they will have a custom fishing rod that will perform and not just be a piece of art.

If you are ready for a custom fishing rod,

please call 239-325-7109 or email Jstickum@gmail.com


Video of a J-STick’um rod in action…


Jonathan was nice enough to share some picture of his Unlimited Land Base Shark Rod in use,,,, he likes it so much we are in process of design another one

Geoff MHX8

“Planning on getting back on the Black Grouper, on a future Pulley Ridge trip to test this rod.”

Henry's TriggerfishMaribel's Permit

“Quite, by far, the best rods I’ve ever had.”



“My sister, brother-in-law, and nephews love the gaff!! Thank you!!”



“This J-STick’um rod exceeded my expectations as I battled and landed a six-foot Lemon Shark; my first shark on a J-STickum rod.  I highly recommend this rod builder to everyone!”



I thought you might enjoy knowing that the first, very first, cast of Bob’s new rod hooked a 50 pound bull dolphin on 15 lb test line. And landed it after a 30 minute battle.

Thanks again.”



“With the SIC guides, I’m casting farther and more accurately than I have ever cast with my other rods. I love this St. Croix rod.  Thanks Mum.”

What Our Customers Have to Say