"I found your website from Harrisons Advanced Rods site and followed this up by doing some research and what has brought me to you is that I have been unable to find anyone who has a bad thing to say about your advice or the quality of your work – a truly impressive feat."
Welcome to Nick Buss Rods.
Over the past 20 years we have met the needs of the angler by providing top quality, high performance fishing rods
All rods are made with the fittings we feel are best for the particular model unless the customer requests otherwise. We use both Fuji and Kigan guides as standard and also fit the Fuji DNPS20B as standard to carp rods, but can fit any seat or guides the customer requires. Please note that Century reel seats and fittings can be fitted to Century blanks only. Our standard build handles are either abbreviated or full length shrink rubber, but we are able to provide full length duplon, cork, grip tape or anything else upon request.
We supply our own range of rods built on either Century or Harrison blanks, which have been developed to our own specifications, we can also supply custom builds on any other standard Century or Harrison blanks.
Nick Buss and Century
Most big brand names in carp angling have outsourced their manufacturing to Far East and thus made supply complex and less reflective of local trends whilst Nick Buss concentrates on bespoke designs that better reflect the individualistic requirements of the modern angler. Nick remains in constant contact with Century and has the agility and design expertise to capitalise on materials, tapers and manufacturing techniques to enhance his own private brand rods to maximum advantage. Nick has for example pioneered sub surface braided rods such as X-Lite and Parallel Butts with their intrinsic strength and reliability; designed actions through a deep understanding of materials and their proper application and generated cutting edge rods under his own label. Century acknowledges his expertise and innovation – that has always translated into demonstrable benefits for his clients – in range, playability and reliability.
Simon Chilcott MD Century Composites
Nick Buss has been building on Harrison blanks for many years. He not only has a wealth of experience in rod building but is a well known carp angler with years of experience catching big fish. This combines to give him a special insight into rod design and performance. He is well travelled and can give excellent advice on Europe. Nick can offer blanks from our normal range, and also a few specials we custom make to his exacting requirements.Steve Harrison MD