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JAwrey

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Who here builds rods?
« on: July 21, 2011, 11:16:18 AM »


Just wondering - I am looking to build my first rod, and was wondering who might be able to help my sorry my friend  ;D

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Re: Who here builds rods?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2011, 01:21:13 PM »

Try Mark at Valley Custom Fishing Rods, Chilliwack.  Does great work and is very friendly and quick with advice.  ph 604-997-7637
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Re: Who here builds rods?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2011, 01:22:27 PM »

If you don't want to go all the way to Chilliwack, you can also try Russ in Surrey.

http://www.rodandreel.ca/

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Re: Who here builds rods?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2011, 06:27:35 PM »

Not sure but is he asking someone to show him how to build his own rod (for free)?
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Re: Who here builds rods?
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2011, 09:48:24 AM »

Not sure but is he asking someone to show him how to build his own rod (for free)?

More like someone who could give me some advice on component choices, where to get them, etc.

But thanks for assuming I was looking for a free class!!  ;D
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Re: Who here builds rods?
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2011, 10:14:52 AM »

West Coast Fishing Tackle on East Hastings Street stocks some basic components and will definitely give you advice if needed. For a more comprehensive choice try Rodbuilder Supplies on the Island

http://www.rodbuildersupplies.com/
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Re: Who here builds rods?
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2011, 10:52:25 AM »

Check http://www.mudhole.com/Rod-Building-101/Videos .

There are lots of helpful videos to help rod building.
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Re: Who here builds rods?
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2011, 11:47:12 PM »

Randy Morgan of Hatch Match'r Fly & Tackle and I have been building and repairing our own rods for years.
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Re: Who here builds rods?
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2011, 06:05:15 PM »

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Re: Who here builds rods?
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2011, 08:39:35 PM »

Sea Run fly and tackle in Coquitlam usually has lots of rod building components in stock. You can also find some pretty decent rod building kits on the internet.

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Re: Who here builds rods?
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2011, 01:09:15 PM »

Feel free to drop me an email and I'll help ya out.  I have built over 15 rods now...I have two sons that betterlove fishing as much as I do!  Have the basic gear - flex coat wrapping station, pac bay epoxy turner, etc, etc. 

Components are important parts of the equation too and I have found that Andy Sneddon at Rod Builder supplies has been great: http://rodbuildersupplies.com/

I have yet to find everything I want in one local shop but admittedly I live in NV and have never shopped for components at Searun. 

Like I said, Andy has been great to deal with and usually has maybe a 48hr turn around on parts.

If you need any advice or have any questions, drop me an email.



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