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.