Rod building materials?

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by Jeff, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2001
    Messages:
    338
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Fairbanks, AK
    Do you all know any shops in the greater Seattle area that carry guides, grips, reel seats, etc.? I've ordered these items on-line in the past, but would prefer to buy local and see parts in person.

    So, who carries this stuff locally? It was a few years back when I built my last rod and I couldn't find squat around town.

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     
  2. fmunoz

    fmunoz Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2008
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kirkland, WA
    I believe that All about the fly in Monroe carries all that stuff...
     
  3. Ethan G.

    Ethan G. I do science.. on fish..

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    975
    Media:
    30
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Ellensburg, WA
    Most shops carry some building components, but it is pretty rare that there will be a fully stocked rod building section with a large selection. As I understand it, All About The Fly has an extensive selection of components and blanks.
    -Ethan
     
  4. North Sounder

    North Sounder New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2006
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hansville, Wa
    Check out Greg's Custom rods in Lake Stevens. He and his wife will be able to help you out with what ever you need.
     
  5. FlyShopKristin

    FlyShopKristin Going Online

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2004
    Messages:
    569
    Media:
    58
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Monroe, Wa, USA.
    Home Page:
    Greg's has a full stock of rod building supplies, as do we (All About the Fly). We carry a wide range of single hand components, and we also have Spey Grips, Switch rod blanks... and new in the shop - we just received a shipment of Sage Blanks.

    You can also place a phone order & we'll mail it to you. Just give Ron a call at the shop.

    Kristin
     
  6. Joshw

    Joshw Tamer of Trouts

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    Messages:
    433
    Media:
    83
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Bozeman, MT
    All About the Fly is the place to go! Awesome customer service and was my go to shop when I lived in the area. :thumb:

    Josh
     
  7. Jeff

    Jeff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2001
    Messages:
    338
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Fairbanks, AK
    Thanks for the help guys/gals. I'm going to head over to Monroe this weekend and check them out.

    -Jeff
     
  8. Banzai

    Banzai FFing and VWs...Bugs & Bugs

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2005
    Messages:
    786
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Bremerton, WA
    If you are closer to downtown, and are concerned about travel time/gas, may I suggest Patrick's. Jimmy had a pretty good selection of components last time I stopped in there. He is a distributor for PacBay.
     
  9. Jeff

    Jeff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2001
    Messages:
    338
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Fairbanks, AK
    Thanks for the heads up on Patrick's. I remember he had blanks and blems in a barrel years ago, but didn't realize he carried components too. I went their today and Jimmy had everything I was looking for.

    -Jeff
     

Share This Page