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Old 10-24-2012, 11:38 AM
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Time for my son to learn rod building ! Great present! Lucky Dad!
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that handle is awesome, jealousy ensues!
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Your dad is a lucky man.That is a fantastic job.
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How many have you built? I'd like to make my dad one but have never done it, curious how many it takes to get good?

That thing is awesome, btw
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How many have you built? I'd like to make my dad one but have never done it, curious how many it takes to get good?

That thing is awesome, btw
Thanks for the complement! I have about 11 under my belt. The basics actually aren't that hard, just have to be willing to put the time and effort in and not be afraid to mess up, cut off a wrap and redo it. When you finish a rod you'll find little mistakes and things you can improve on but the rod will fish just fine and you'll have a great sense of ownership. I have learned things with each rod and that makes the next one better. I don't think that learning will ever end.

Check out some of the other rods builders have posted, there are some very skilled folks on the forum. It's been a great resource for me. If you want to give it a whirl, go for it! Many people are here to help.
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beautiful work william. your dad will love it for sure

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Beautiful! Of all my rods,( and, yes there are "all" meaning way too many!), my most very favorite grip is my birch bark. Far and above any of the others, it's comfortable all day, actually warms in your hand, and never ceases to bring a smile to my face.
Your Dad's going to be one happy Dude!
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