Built some rods in the last week or so. I can't figure out a way to get good pics but here are a few. The green one is my new drum poppin rod! Even made a hot pink trout rod for the wifff. i'll post some more when i build some more and can figure out how to take good pics.
thanks! i used to build rods when i was in college for people and almost 20 years later i got back into it. you are right, ADDICTION. i have built 5 rods in the last 2 weeks and i have 4 more in the queue. My wife hates me. lol
It just depends on what blanks and guides you choose. You can get some nice blanks that are in the 30-70 range. Get with me when you are ready to order and I will help you choose a blank and guides. The kits are OK but some of them give you guides you dont need. I like Batson blanks , I use there Alps brand guides on my casting rods and heavier spinning rods. Light spinning rods I use American Tackle Microwave guides,easy to set up almost fool proof.
Thanks All - all the rods i have made so far rage anywhere from $85-$110 in materials for me to build, factoring in shipping-ish. I have been using Mudhole but yes, they are proud of their shipping. I have found some nice MHX blanks as i an trying to find my perfect trout rod. I believe I have in a 7' Medium light blank. I also made a sweet drum popping rod. very responsive with good backbone.
oooo, nice trout! This weekend was good! caught a ton of Flounder on the Pungo (only 6 keepers though). And i almost lost it when we started catching trout! about 15 total but they were all short. I was like they are back! They are back! may shape up to be a good fall!