If you can tie flies you can wrap a rod. The most difficult part of the project is the finish.
You must keep dust to a minimum. I have made 6 rods and each on gets better than the last.
In my opinion 4 pc is the way to go. I makes it much easier to travel wi th a 4 pc rod.
My favorite rod is the 9 1/2 foot 4 pc RPL+ Sage for 9wt . It really is a 10wt rod. Most modern
rods will handle one line higher and cast like a rocket. Sage makes a 10' 8wt that would really be
a 9 wt and would be great for the surf.