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Old 05-18-2011, 09:41 AM
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I have been searching the web for a while and it looks like this place is one of the authorities on fly rod building.

I have never made a rod, but would like to try my hand at it. I am hoping to make a 8 weight saltwater flyrod to give to my father on Father's Day.

I have a friend who is going to help with the build and has all of the tools, but he is a bit out of his element when searching for components on the web.

I have visited a bunch of the links for manufacturers and my head is swimming with numbers, etc. If you have the time, could you help me with a shopping list (what/where)?

I am hoping to keep all of the components under $150, so I guess the namebrand blanks will be out of reach.

My father is a Notre Dame grad, so I am thinking of going with as much green/blue and gold coloring as possible.

Thanks for any assistance you can give.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:14 AM
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I sent you a pm.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:59 AM
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Hit me up with a pm if you have additional questions. I build fly rods as a side business. I can help ya out with selection and building tips if you like!

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