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  1. #1
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    Default Recommend a fly rod building book

    I might be interested in building fly rods and would like a book that gives a pretty good intro and some good instructions etc. I have never done it but looks like a fun project/hobby.

    thanks

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    Default Re: Recommend a fly rod building book

    I found that Handcrafting A Graphite Fly Rod by L. A. Garcia was great first book for me. Frank Amato Publications.

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    Default Re: Recommend a fly rod building book

    +1 for the Garcia book. I also found Fly Rod Building Made Easy to be a helpful one. I think I found both through inter-library loan while I lived in Michigan so that is worth looking into.
    - William

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    Default Re: Recommend a fly rod building book

    Linking to another forum isn't allowed, so if anyone asks, you didn't get this from me

    "Build Your Own Graphite Rod"
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    Default Re: Recommend a fly rod building book

    I built four based on this video series of by John Carver:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NKKACqIfOo]Building your first Fly Rod - Part 1 - Introduction - YouTube[/ame]

    As well as internet surfing a lot of rod building sites. In the end, I would rather have someone showing me then reading.

    Don

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    Default Re: Recommend a fly rod building book

    great start thanks all

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    Default Re: Recommend a fly rod building book

    Check with your local fly fishing clubs and shops. Many offer classes at a very reasonable price. That way you can 1) knock down the learning curve extremely fast and 2) get your questions answered by a real person with the everything sitting right there.

    Pete
    "Blessed is the fly fisher who's quiver contains grass, glass & graphite custom rods." Book of Rods 3:16

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