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Old 04-21-2008, 08:29 AM
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Hi to all,

Looks like I get to post the first thread in the new Fly Rod Building Forum. If you guys agree, I would like to post a "Sticky" in this forum with sources for rod building materials. My first thought is Mudhole. If you guys give me the information I will put all the links in one Sticky. I think it will be helpful for beginners. I know several other sources but don't have the time right now to do them.

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Awsome!!! glad to see the new forum.
Here's a link for a place I get most of my components anymore.
Angler's Workshop - Fishing Rods, Reels, Rod Building and Fly Tying
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RIGHT ON! Now I will post when I start to build my Bamboo.
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Outstanding! I look forward to this forum.
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I've built some rods & I've purchased most of my stuff from Hook & Hackle. They have a good website for beginners with guide spacing charts & other info.
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Hi to all,

I wanted to bring this post back up in case some of you missed it. I am looking for places that you buy your rod building supplies or tools.

So far I have these sites for rod building materials:

Mudhole
Angler's Workshop
Netcraft
JS Fly Fishing

Any body got a site that specializes in Bamboo Rod building materials?

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Hi again,

Here is an interesting tutorial for building Bamboo rods. I was particularly interested in the way he attached ferrules with Pliobond. You all know I am a big fan of Pliobond. I would never have thought to use it for attaching a ferrule.

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Thanks Frank---Im right at that spot right now with my rod, installing my ferrules-im using chromed brass for this rod that i can get locally---A source for high end fittings (reel seats, ferrules, guides) is REC.com---They have been around for a long time.
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Here is a list of folks who specialize in bamboo rod components and tools:

Genuine Bellinger (call to order - will soon have eCommerce ability)
Snake Brand - Where Elegance Enters the Sport (Mike will soon be selling specially ground guides for graphite rods with radiused feet)
Golden Witch Technologies, Golden Witch Fly Fishing
JD Wagner Bamboo Rodmaker/ Maker of Split Cane Fly Rods
REC Reel Seats,Rod Case,Cork,RECOIL Guides,Rod Building Supplies
Robert Venneri's Hand-Crafted Fishing Reel Seats and Componentry
Rush River Rods

Angler's Workshop, Mudhole and J. Stockard all also carry some bamboo related stuff.

And here are a bunch of suppliers of rodmaking stuff in general:
General Rodbuilding:
Fish Sticks 4 U
J. Stockard Fly Fishing
Patriot Custom Fishing Rods
Rocky Mountain Rod Building
Angler's Workshop
Mudhole Custom Rod Building
Hook and Hackle
Jann's Netcraft
Cabelas
Custom Tackle
Damon Rods
REC
Pacific Bay
Neal's Fishing Tackle
Versitex
Shoff Tackle
RodBuilder Supplies
Custom Fly Rod Crafters
Midwest Rod and Reel
Fly Catcher Inc.
Johnny's Pond
BC Distributing
Acid Rod

Non-US sites
Solway Custom Components - UK
http://www.guidesnblanks.com/ - UK - General rod building supplies
http://www.hopkinsholloway.co.uk/ - UK - Quality guides, plus various supplies
http://www.norman-agutters.com/index.htm - UK - Cane blanks and fittings
http://www.chapmanblanks.co.uk/index.htm - UK - Split cane blanks and ferrules
http://www.foxons.co.uk/default.asp - UK - Useful for discontinued blanks, plus some general supplies
http://www.riversiderodcraft.co.uk/ - UK - General rod building supplies
The Rod Works - Australia
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Hi Chris,

Thanks for the comprehensive list. I have a question. Did you compile this list yourself or did you copy it from a rod building site? If you compiled it yourself would you mind if we use it as a reference?

By the way, where do you fish in Alaska?

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