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Old 05-31-2009, 03:01 AM
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I'm really interested in what it takes to make your own rods. A friend of mine just talked me into starting fly fishing, while looking at gear I noticed they sold blanks at the store. with a little further research I liked what I saw and have been thinking about trying my hand with it.

Does anyone have any suggestions or tips for getting started?
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Now days with the internet there is tons of material posted on how to build your own rod. I've built a couple of rods using Orvis components back in the 80's when they sold rod building supplies and had a fun time doing it and it was a great sense of accomplishment when I fihished. Good luck with your project. Here are a few sites offering detailed advice:

A guide to building your first fly rod, by Bob Widgren

Fly Angler's OnLine "Build Your Own Graphite Rod"

Fly Rod Building(flyrodbuilder.com)

Custom Fly Rod Crafters Home Page

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Knock out a few plastic rods and then look into bamboo.

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