Over the years I have built perhaps 50 rods, including bamboo. I have done business with Cabela's ever since Herter's went out of business. I find them to be an excellent source of any outdoor equipment. I have built many rods with their components. I have broken a couple of rods that I built from their blanks. I sent them back to Cabelas, they replaced the blanks, and also sent me all the components at no additional charge. I am going to start on a new project of a two handed rod, all of the parts will becomming from Cabelas, excellent service everytime. Their catalogs always say when something is not included, youn just have to read. I can relate to buying local, but I am not going to drive 50 miles to buy locally.
I wish they had a store in southern New England.