BUILDING YOUR OWN CUSTOM ROD

BUILDING YOUR OWN CUSTOM ROD

BUILDING YOUR OWN CUSTOM ROD

To put it succinctly, “it ain’t that hard!” It just isn’t.

Our thought is this: If you’re already fly fishing, then building your own rod is easy. For your first project, you’ll need 6-8 hours of time total over 2-3 days. That’s it! Oh, and you’ll need to have a little patience too!

Before you start, you need to make sure you have the following items that are not included in this kit. They are:

• tape measure
• single edge razor blade or nail clippers • 6” square aluminum foil
• denatured alcohol
• medium grit sandpaper
• plastic stirs or sticks
• small rattail file
• pencil, felt tip pen or crayon
• a couple of clean rags
• matches

You may be asking yourself, “can I get some other really cool and expensive stuff too?” Rod wrappers, drying motor, glue mixers and so on. The answer is yes . . . but not right now. We want your first rod building experience to be quick, clean, inexpensive, fuss free and most important of all, FUN! Read these instructions in their entirety before you actually begin construction!!

Here are the 6 basic steps for building your first rod:

1. Finding the spine (locating soft and stiff side of the blank)
2. Installing the grips and reel seat
3. Guide spacing
4. Guide wrapping
5. Finishing

Make sure to go view the other blogs here Step 1-5 for instructions

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