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Build Your Own Custom Fishing Rod

Course Overview

There’s that old saying about teaching a man to fish, but this course lets students go a step beyond fishing to building their own fishing rods. We’re not talking sapling, string, and safety pin; under the guidance of professional rod builder Kris Kristufek, students will build a technically perfect spin or casting rod up to 7-feet long, using high quality American-made materials. There will be plenty of opportunities to personalize the rod with a choice of blanks, action/power, colors and inscriptions. This is an intensive course in which all necessary tools and supplies are furnished. Over three days, students will learn how to build a fishing rod from carbon fiber, attach the handles and reel seats, find the spine, place guides, wrap guides, apply epoxy finish, and learn basic decorative thread cross wrapping. Why settle for a big box store rod when you can build your own?

Session Information

Materials Fee

This class has an additional materials fee of approximately $200 (depending on exactly what materials are chosen) payable to the instructor on the first day of class

Early Bird Discount

Register before March 19, 2021 to receive a $25 early bird discount


Fri, Apr 30th, 2021  –  Sun, May 2nd, 2021

Course Details

Hours: Day 1; 5 - 8pm, Day 2; 9am - 5pm and 7pm - 9pm, Day 3; 9 am - 5pm
Tuition: $235.00