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Rookie rod builder how to get started

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I for years have thought about building a rod.It always seemed eaiser to just pick one off the shelf.but I am at a time that I want a few high quality rods and the satisfaction to catch a fish on one I put together.What dose it take to get started and what is the best approach.I would like to make a few fly rods also surf rods.Should I start with a book or video? Any sugestions are appreciated.This site is great. Thanks in advance. Paul

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Your question has been asked many times. I recommend both the Tom Kirkman book "Basic Rodbuilding" and "Advanced Custom Rodbuilding" by Dale Clemens. In addition, you should subscribe to Rodmaker magazine and think about attending one of several rod building workshops held over the winter.

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