New to the idea of Rod building

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  1. garye9948

    garye9948 New Member

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    I recently viewed a DVD from the library on fly rod building. I am feeling a little lost and was wondering where to start. I have zero experience so expect I would start with the basics and build on it. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
     
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    Find a few cheap blanks and work on those, work up from there.
     
  3. Matthew LeBret

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    A great cheap blank is the forcast from batson. The best way is to start a check list of parts you will need. The dvd should have gone over what all they where using.
     
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    You can go cheaper than the Batson. Call Dave from Sevier Manufacturing and pick up a blank from him. I love every blank I've bought from him, and my 8wt blank was only 18 bucks.
     
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    To get started, you might want to take a look at the following:



    There are a ton on websites out there...as well as books on the subject...

    John
     
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    Places like J. Stockard offer kits that have everything you need. I did that for my first rod and it turned out fine.
     

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