Sustina Custom Rods

Susitna Rods

Custom Alaska Fishing Rods That Catch Fish!

Located in Wasilla, Alaska 



Custom handcrafted fishing fly rods, spinning rods, bait casting rods, freshwater, inshore, deep sea and surf rods made in Wasilla, Alaska.

Let's be clear this isn't a hobby for Ben.  Ben has dedicated his whole life to fishing and rod building.  Fishing is his full time career! 

Ben Allen, builds custom fly fishing, spinning, and bait cast fishing rods. A deriviation of innovation, testing, passion, quality components and thousands of hours field testing are the reasons, Susitna rods are the best fishing rod for performance on the world class waters of the Matanuska Valley. Susitna rods are designed specifically for the salmon and trout fisheries of the Susitna Valley.  There are no other rods like them.  The actions, power ratings, guide spacing, components and handles are articulated specifically for the fisheries Ben guides on.  Wherever you fish in the world, Ben Allen will produce the right fishing rod for you!


Ben Allen is the owner / operator of Miller's Riverboat Service Ben has guided thousands of happy anglers for Miller's Riverboat Service over the years.

Miller’s Riverboat Service provides guided salmon and trout fishing trips in Anchorage, Wasilla, Palmer, Wasilla, Willow and Talkeetna, Alaska.  Miller’s Riverboat Service experienced fishing guides provide a world class fishing experience on tributaries of the Susitna River including the Deshka River, Willow Creek, Talkeetna River and much more.  Additionally, Miller’s Riverboat Service experienced fishing guides provide guided services on the productive Little Susitna River.



  • Ben has been guiding full time professionally in Alaska for 20 years, and rod building for 25.  He grew up with a rod in his hand and in 2019, Ben founded Susitna Rods.  Ben began producing rods for Miller's Riverboat Service, other guide services and hundreds of his customers, because factory built rods no longer met his standard of excellence.

Contact (call/text) Ben Allen @ 907 715 1095 to start your rod build today.

Call for current discount pricing available.




Why the name Susitna Rods????

The Susitna Drainage is where Ben has spent countless hours guiding salmon and trout fishing trips. The Susitna River and its hundreds of clear tributaries provide world class fishing which gave Ben the opportunity to fully embrace the fishing and guiding lifestyle while providing for his family.

The Susitna River in South Central, Alaska is so awesome! 313 miles long, flowing from Susitna Glacier to Cook Inlet. 4th largest king salmon run in the state. 15th largest river in the United States. Flowing through pristine wilderness with so many tributaries, braids, good fishing areas and miles to explore!! The boat ride to the fishing is worth the price itself, on our guide trips.