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Topic Review (Newest First)
06-21-2005 10:10 PM
juro Give Smitty a call at the Rod Builder's Workshop in Kingston, a sponsor alumni.
06-21-2005 08:43 PM
Pete If you are still looking - the place in New York is called Hook & Hackle. Email me if you want some more suggestions.

Regards,

Pete
06-11-2005 04:54 PM
flytyer The Pac Bay blanks and rod building kits would provide you with the inexpensive blank and components you are looking for while being very serviceable. You ought to be able to get a complete Pac Bay kit (blank, reel seat, guides, cork, thread) for under $100.00 (in fact, I think trout rod packages can be had for about $75.00). I know there is a catalog only fly fishing operation located in Plattsburg, NY who carries them. The Pac Bay blanks are inexpensive, but decent quality made mostly of IM6 graphite and based on proven tapers.
06-11-2005 01:15 PM
FlyMan
Your Suggestions & Opinions Welcome

I've decided I want to get into rod building and ultimately build a Sage TXL 3 weight. Before I do, I would like to get a rather inexpensive rod to make the majority of mistakes on and learn from and, therefore, really am looking for relatively modestly priced components. I'm thinking of giving this first practice rod to my grand-daughter when she turns 5 to get her into fly fishing with "grampy".

With this in mind, can anyone recommend blanks and components reasonably priced that will accomplish my desires? I'm NOT looking for "cheap" on this first rod, just good components at a fair price that will serve as a learning tool for me and eventually my grand-daughter.

From what I've read, people seem to steer others away from "kits", thus, the request for suggestions.

Thanks!

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