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 Post subject: Looking for a place to start
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:58 am 
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I haven't been to this forum for ages and now I find I need a couple of fishing rods that don't exist. I remember seeing a rod building section here a while back and thought I might start a new hobby here. I've discovered Mudhole.com and that's about it. I also see there hasn't been a ton of activity here but I'll learn what I can learn anywhere I can learn it. Any help?

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a place to start
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:39 am 
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Mudhole.com is the perfect rod building, repair site.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:54 am 
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I checked out their diy videos. Doesn't look like rocket science. Think I'm gonna give it a try.

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 12:17 pm 
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I'm a little late seeing your post. Mudhole is a great place to start. Check out their tutorials and forums. Depending on what you want to build, their MHX blanks are vary good and reasonably priced. Get Bit Outdoors is also located in Orlando and has good stuff, including Batson Rainshadow blanks. Don't be shy about calling them with any questions you have. I have always found them very helpful.

I have built a lot of rods on very low budget equipment. I have a inexpensive turning motor and stand and use a lot of the stuff I use tying flies. I hand wrap my guides on a wood stand I built using fly tying bobbins. You will need a drying motor to turn the rod while applying and curing the finish. Mudhole has an inexpensive CRB motor and stand for about $40.

I would recommend reading through the late Al Campbell's guide to rod building that is available free online at FAOL. It is a little dated but gives you a good basis to get started. http://www.flyanglersonline.com/begin/g ... /index.php

There are also a lot of you tube videos our there that are useful. Mudhole has some good short videos on the webpage under resources.

http://www.mudhole.com/How-To-Build-A-Fishing-Rod

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 1:56 pm 
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Well thanks for the info. I'm gonna look into it this summer. Got an idea or 2 to customize a rod or 2 to use in the kayak. Something with a short butt so it doesn't cut into my casting forearm.

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 5:05 pm 
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Take one of MudHoles classes.. I did and found it very interesting. They provide all the parts and materials to build a 6'6" spinning rod over a 1.5 day timeline. If you are interested its a good start to the hobby.

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 11:52 am 
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I was going to buy when I added the cost of the hotel to the class fee it just got too rich for my blood.

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