This kit includes everything you need to finish out your bamboo blank. We custom select a guide set, which includes a hand fit tip top and winding check, stripping guide, strap and ring hook keeper, and full set of snake guides.
Our video tutorials walk you through every step of building your own bamboo fly rod. We show you how to seal and polish your blank, wrap guides, install the grip and reel seat.
We also include your choice of grip and reel seat (not sure what to order? Check out our suggestions below).
Finally, the kit includes all of the finishes and epoxies you will need to complete your rod. We even include an India ink pen so you can sign your name to it.
spar varnish (for sealing the thread)
fine point India ink pen (for signing your blank)
tru-oil for sealing your blank
rotten stone and sandpaper (for polishing out your blank)
5min. epoxy for installing the grip and reel seat
Premium thread burnisher
extra vial and pipette (for thinning the spar varnish)
plastic brushes (for applying the spar varnish)
spool of silk thread for main wrap (select color below)
spool of silk thread for trim bands (select color below)
Guide spacing for your Leonard 38H
Need a rod wrapping jig? You can find ours here: Sig Jig
Want to use an agate guide on your rod? The Leonard 38H will take a size 9mm or 10mm. You can find them here: 9mm 10mm
Grip: 6' cigar or 5.75" torpedo
Reel seat hardware : Atlas down-locking, Garrison slide band, or pocket seat
Silk main wrap: #318
Silk trim band: #380