Ian's family based business 'The Australian Rod Builder Pty
Ltd' is located on the south coast of NSW Australia (a few
hours drive from Sydney) and ideally situated to take advantage
of nearby fishing grounds for such diverse species as billfish,
tuna, bass, bream, trout and more.
Ian's rod designing talents are also employed by several
tackle companies, most notably Shimano Australia with whom
Ian has continued a close professional association for many
years. In collaboration with this company, Ian has designed
many highly successful rod models, including two series of
Shimano/'Steve Starling' rods, Steve Starling Squidgy rods,
the Shimano/Ian Miller Millennium range, the new Raider Rods
for specialist lure casting, and the Australian Tiagra rods,
the most comprehensive production range of game fishing rods
ever seen in Australia.
However, the main business of the Australian Rod Builder
Pty Ltd continues to be designing and individually handcrafting
fishing rods of the highest order. The benchmark 'Millerods'
range incorporates over fifty individual models, and 'one-off'
custom work is regularly undertaken. Ian sources the very
best rod components worldwide for his many rods only using
the leading original brand names as well as his own custom
built blanks and handle fittings.
ARB maintains a unique situation in the rod making business.
While the range is extensive, each item is truly a highly
handcrafted product in the best tradition of custom made rods.
Because only comparatively small quantities of rods are created
each year, the attention to detail, methods of production
and quality control are consistent, thorough and second to
none. Ian is also able to monitor the components available
and continually upgrade each and every model.
Ian's rods are uncompromising, his designs cutting edge.
They have been proven the world over and are the proud possessions
of anglers in every corner of the globe.