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Cheapest Places to Buy Rod Building Supplies?

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Guidesnblanks in the UK has some of the best prices due to what Mike Oliver said.  Strong dollar flex it muscle.  Usually takes 2 weeks to arrive from overseas.

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On 8/30/2022 at 9:22 PM, PAKings said:

Guidesnblanks in the UK has some of the best prices due to what Mike Oliver said.  Strong dollar flex it muscle.  Usually takes 2 weeks to arrive from overseas.

Isn’t the currency there a sterling pound ??? 
the exchange rate on that is 1 US dollar to .85 pound. Isn’t that bad ?? I am confused 

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And I have the luxury of being just 10 miles from Batson, Pac Bay, and Utmost.    Sort of a rod builders heaven, no shipping costs!  Especially for some of the over 8 foot blanks I have.   I stumbled across three Ulua blanks at Utmost a couple of years ago:   One piece.  Two 12 footers and one 13 footer.  The kind the boys in Hawaii use.   Will wrap one in the near future for a super heaver tossing big bait for Halibut.

 


 

I’m jealous, the cost of shipping oversized blanks is a killer. I try to get together with other builders and place a large order of blanks an then split the shipping fees. 

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On 1/9/2019 at 7:42 PM, The Salty Fisherman said:

Hi everyone, 

I am new to the rod building game.  I have just built my first rod.  It was very simple without any crosswraps or anything fancy.  It was so enjoyable to build, and I cant wait to build another.  The only issue is that I feel like it is a really expensive hobby.  The components from the first rod that I built were bought from Mudhole.  The rod that I build cost about 100$ all said and done.  This is by no means super expensive, but it is also not cheap.  I see many people with rows upon rows of fishing rods that they have built themselves.  Although it is possible, I simply can not see these people spending 100+ dollars on each fishing rod.  I thought that there was possibly some other source where people were buying the components for these fishing rods.  Is there one that I do not currently know about?  Any help is appreciated.  Thanks in advance...

Agreed with what most people are saying. Just take advantage of sale like NFC blanks right now and use lower end comments like CRB stuff from mudhole until you get better or pockets get deeper. Keep at it though.

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