I found a rod blank
I found a reasonably priced blank and component kit for a 9 ft 5 wt 2 piece rod. I didn't want to spend too much money in case it turned out to be a disaster. Not too bad so far. I got the reel seat , handle and tip top mounted. Going to start winding the line guides on next. I built a home made rod winding bench complete with thread tensioner for about $12 or so and things laying around the house. It is a hybrid design similar to one sold by anglers workshop and the tensioner looks like the spring loaded one in the Garcia rod building book. I took some digital pictures of it and may post them with directions if there is interest, but probably after the rod is finished.