Tutorials

 We are excited to offer rod building video tutorials.  Please stay tuned for the complete set.  We will also be offering a range of specialized videos featuring: how to make a rattan grip, rod restoration, rod repair, etc...

 

Guide Placement Calculator 

Guide spacing is both an art and a science.  At the link below you will find an excellent guide spacing calculator.  To get started simply enter the length of the blank and the number of guides.  The general recommendation is to take the length of the blank in feet say 9' (round up if necessary) and then add one to determine the number of guides.  A 9' blank, then will require 10 guides.  You can also use our custom guide and spacing service to get a set of custom recommendations.  

Guide Spacing

 

Video Series:

How to build a fiberglass rod

How to build a graphite rod (coming soon)

Making a rattan grip

Wrapping trim bands (coming soon)

How to install a label

How to remove and replace a reel seat (coming soon)