Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
squeedunk

Rod Building

4 posts in this topic

I am interested in getting in to rod building on my own and am wondering what I need to get started? How much does it cost to get everything I need and where can I go to get it?

Thanks~Dan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Getting started - Take a class from local rodbuilders (I know Westonka Community Education and Hastings Community Education are both offering classes this spring) or some of the local tackle shops offer classes, read a book on it, watch videos of the processes to get started, and visit the rodbuilding forums (there is a tremendous amount of information dispensed on them).

Getting supplies is the easy part - just use any search engine for rodbuilding or rodbuilding supplies and several companies will have websites you can spend hours on and lots of money. You can spend anywhere from $30 to hundreds of dollars. It just depends on what you want.

I have been building a couple of years now and I really enjoy what I get out of it. There is a lot of satisfaction of making a rod and catching a fish with what you put together.

Good Luck

Mike Wallace

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would start out small. You can use books for tension on the thread and you can use a cardboard box with v slots cut in it for a stand. For supplies try mudhole.com they are one of the bigger suppliers. There are more but I think mudhole would be a good place to start.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • KidMoe
      I'm thinking the same thing!  When will I get another chance to target walleyes and bass with a long rod in February!
    • loadmaster
      Was up yesterday.  Tried going out of Stoney Point the sand landing is undo able ice ridge out a ways and did not see any tracks going out.  The boat launch has a pressure ridge in front and looked like ATV were following the ridge  toward the point.\ There were two trucks out there no idea how they got there.  we finally went out of Pine Point.  Ice conditions are perfect. No slush no water on the road,   You cannot get out to the trench from here ice heave between. We drilled some holes and a lot of  5 inch perch. When we were going out we asked if the tullies were biting,and he said no  not yet Seems to shallow out any where out there. The was in excellent shape as a lot of wheel houses were coming out.  4 wheel drive was not used all day.  Ice cleats would have been nice to have.Hope this helps 
    • BRULEDRIFTER
      Most of the mercury pollution in our lakes is from rain.  That's why lakes deep in the back country also have consumption advisories. 
    • curt quesnell
      Looks like a beauty of a weekend...Here is what you want/need to know.  Good Luck everyone
    • mnorth
      Drove by Grays Bay this morning. The one and only house left has now partially fell thru. Not sure how this one is coming out.