Step 1 – Finding the Spine This step confuses most beginners. Simply put, all blanks are tubular and hollow and due to the way they’re manufactured, they have a stiff side called a spine which s... »
Our kits include a “preformed” grip, but it still must be reamed to fit snugly on the butt section of the blank above the reel seat. Pay attention to the taper of the blank when reaming, noting that t... »
Step 3 – Guide Spacing Below, you’ll find the proper spacing of the guides. Note that all guide spacings are measured beginning from the tip section and that you’ll need to assemble the blank pr... »
Step 4 – Guide Wrapping Smooth any rough edges found on the guide feet to prevent damage to the blank and to smooth the area over which the thread is wound. You may do so with a small file or ot... »
Step 5 – Finishing Start by mixing EQUAL amounts of parts A & B of the finish. Use a small plastic cup and plastic stir to combine the separate parts. These should be stirred slowly, to avoi... »
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