As many fly guys we have in this state/forum I'm really suprised at the lack of activity here in the rod building forum. I know there are other sites, but they aren't specific to these waters and the rod we use to fish them. Plus, the river "the main S ones are still closed, so what are the people do, that do rod building....building? Personally, I am about to build my first rod. Last night after a 12 hour day I sat down and ordered a dryer, wrapper/finisher kit. It came with a lot of the things I needed/read about. I ordered it through customrodbuilder.com. The have a 100 percent positive feed back from flee-bay (ebay.com). Now I have to decide on a blank. I was thinking switch (rainshadow), but probably end up building a 4 wt. I know All about the fly was going to do a class if there was enough participants, anyone? Well, I'd like to know if anyone has a suggestion for a first rod. Maybe cheap, maybe a little more expensive, or prefer a kit? Cheers, Frank.