For those wanting to work on their skills

Rob Ast

Active Member
For those of you wanting to improve your rod building skills or were interested in starting, Hook and Hackle has a good deal on their complete forecast kits ($73 for a 9' 5wt). Do what I'm doing - buy one or a few, build them up, and donate them to a group that won't mind if their not the best (I'm going to send 3 rods to Jim Riggins for his youth program).


edit: looks like price jumped $10, but $3 shipping this weekend offsets the price difference for 1 rod.
I've been having great luck and fun with blanks by Roger on eBay. Complete kits go for $45, and if you buy a blank and call him, he'll turn it into a kit.