​​​​Spartan ​st​ix

   custom      fishing rods for serious slayers

Mudhole Custom Rod Calendar

(2015 edition)


Mudhole tackle holds an annual, world wide, rod building competition.  There are twelve winners featured in the Mudhole Calander.

"When I'm fly fishing for giant tarpon, there's only one rod I trust and use-Spartan Stix"

​" Bar none Spartan Stix are the best"

Awards & Recognition

Steven Maillakakis

"Spartan Stix "    Rod mythology at its finest.  

​Mudhole 2015 catalogue cover

(2015 edition)

Steve Maillakakis

is a Florida resident with Greek heritage.  When Steven was five years old, his father Stavros would guide him and his two older brothers fishing in the Bahamas.  Thirty years and countless fishing expeditions later, Steven just can’t stay out of the Gulf. As a husband, father, successful restaurateur, community activist, and dedicated angler, Steven’s broad palette effortlessly marries excellence in rod construction with an eye for detail and one-of-a-kind personalization. Spartan Stix.

 Steven's sons, Stavros 8 and Cristos 6, are boys who love to fish. They are the beating heart of Spartan Stix. Every rod is dedicated to them.


Top Anglers who use Spartan Stix

Spartan Stix has Partnered with Bull Bay Tackle to Have  engineered a specific blank that meets all the desires of any angler. With the Bull Bay Dead sticking property not achieved by any other rod on the market these rods are unbelievable.  Owners Kelly and Dustin Philips have worked diligently to produce the perfect rod with not only extreme bending capabilities but also the perfect action and sensitivity .  All rods are bent in a C before shipping and come with a limited lifetime warranty.


 FLW Red Fish Champion, IFA Pro-Am Champion, and five time 1st place finisher of the ESPN red fish cup  CaptainTadd Vandemark.


9 time Dimmick fly fishing champion and co-owner of Florida Outdoor Experience's Captain Randall Marsh.


 2008 FLW Pro Kingfish Angler of the year, 4 time Cracker Invitational winner, 3 time Caloosa catch and release winner, 2015 Captiva invitational winner and PTTS Champion Captain Ozzie Fischer.