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Old 05-16-2007, 06:28 PM
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I was wondering if anyone here did it. Is it worth it, or not?
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:57 AM
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I do.
Kind of like plug making and fly tying as for it's worth.
I can probably buy a somewhat comperable factory built for what it cost me to make.
As with plug making, by doing my own I get to choose components, spacing, colors, and personalizing features. Many things can be done that can't be found in a store bought rod.
And it's enjoyable (for me anyways). But I'm new at it.
You may be interested in checking out http://www.rodbuilding.org/list.php?2 and check out the "Photo" section.

Here's one that I started before I got "laid-up". http://s34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...r/rod%20build/
9 ft. Moocher, extended to 10' 10", Hemp cord and cork grip, Guides and reel position are shown worked out but not installed. Nothing is finished, just roughed. Still has a long way to go. Once I get back "on it" it wont take long to complete.
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:07 AM
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I have made a few. You won't save any money, but it's a trip.
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:32 AM
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Here's one that I started before I got "laid-up
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:05 AM
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Hmmm, that was strange!
Let's try this?
http://s34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...1179406993.pbw
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:58 AM
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I feel I must revise my previous post. I have assembled rods.

Cool slide show. I really dug the pic of your spacing of the guides. I have always used a chart.
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