Opelika Rods is a family business comprised of disabled veterans, First Responders and the spouse/mother who supported more than 25 years of service. We take pride in providing a quality product at a reasonable price. The first custom hand crafted “Opelika Rod” was completed on May 16, 2018. The desire to build hand crafted rods dates back in our family for three generations. We look forward to challenging new ideas that bring comfort and excitement to fishing with handcrafted rods from “Opelika Rods”!

Meet Kevin Aker, the owner of Opelika Rods, and his wife, Renea  Aker.  Kevin builds, creates and designs the fishing rods that you order.  Renea works with Kevin on the design of the fishing rods.


He started building and selling fishing rods during the Depression in the 1930's.  He did this to put food on the table for his family.  He also made fishing lures specifically for fly fishing.  He was very successful in both ventures.


My Grandpa Althoefer was responsible for getting me interested in fishing at a very young age.  He took my brothers and me fishing every year to lakes and rivers.  He taught me many skills that I use today.