Build Your Own Custom Fishing Rod
There’s that old saying about teaching a man to fish, but this course lets students go a step beyond fishing and build their own fishing rod. 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’ 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, guide placement, wrap guides, apply epoxy finish, and learn basic decorative thread cross wrapping. On the last day, students will head to a nearby lake and try out their hand-built creations. Why settle for a big box store rod when you can build your own?
You will need the following tools for this class:
All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.