About Bent Rods &
Our Products

Owner and Main Guide for Bent Rods Fishing Trips

Rod Toth, more humorously known as "Bent Rod" is a fishing guide and self made tackle manufacturer based in Chilliwack, BC. Rod was born and raised on the West Coast and has spent his entire adult life chasing down the many gamefish available in British Columbia. Rod’s passion and enthusiasm for fishing is second to none, and he truly enjoys every day he spends on the river as much as the last. Over many years of travelling and fishing with a variety of angling guides throughout Canada, Rod has developed a vision and a desire to share the true experience of ethical sports angling and its well deserved rewards with people around the world.


Along with Rod’s attention to all of your guided needs, Rod’s skills and knowledge of the local angling techniques and locations are sure to provide you with the Trip of a Lifetime! Rod truly believes in the 4 F’s: Family, friends, fishing and fun (not always in that order, claims wife Danena)! Whether it is tempting the great White Sturgeon of the Fraser Valley, or hiking small streams in pursuit of the evasive Steelhead… join Rod for an unforgettable Fraser Valley adventure!

Jig Designer and Creator

Rod specializes in seeking new and effective strategies for catching Salmon and Steelhead on the rivers of the Fraser Valley. Attaining his knowledge through obsessive readings, field testing, and fishermen's feedback, he then designs and creates Jigs and Spinners to meet the needs of BC's most elusive and hard fighting fish.
Rod started applying the Twitching Jig technique for Pink Salmon over 15 years ago, which lead to his discovery of the effectiveness of Twitching Jigs for so many other species!

Proudly based in Chilliwack, BC
Family Owned and Operated since 2004

Family oriented

Keeping our business close knit, and focused on family and friends has been our priority since the beginning. We try not to take life too seriously, and do our best to stay lighthearted in our approach to all things. Because of this, we have been able to maintain genuine, personal connections with our clients while providing quality services and products.

Danena: Bent Rod's Wife & Secretary

Taking care of the inner workings of the business, Danena is the other half of the entire operation. She has been by Rod's side throughout all of the stages of the business's development, and continues to make sure everything is running smoothly at all times.

Where Bent Rods Jigs Started

After researching jig fishing being done in the US, Rod decided to give it a try for himself on the Thompson River. He ended up losing a monstrous catch due to the hooks used on the jigs being too weak, and bending completely out of shape. Having had this experience, he realized that he had an opportunity to share this fishing technique with other fishermen, while at the same time vastly improving the quality of the jigs that were available to them. Our jigs have been hand tied by our friends and family in the Lower Mainland ever since.
Rod was so devastated after losing that enormous Steelhead, that he saved two of the bent out hooks, to commemorate the experience!
This phrase we use is not just a catchy line. It is precisely the inspiration we used to begin making jigs, and the one we are committed to upholding every day.
"Designed to meet the demands of hardcore fishing!"