New to the idea of Rod building

#1
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.
 
#3
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.
 
#4
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.