NH Fish & Game and the NH Wildlife Federation are co-sponsoring a fly rod building workshop on Saturday March 2, 2019. This is a unique opportunity to learn all the aspects of building a fly rod.
The class is 4-5 hours and will consist of the following:
Explain procedure and fit of the rod grip
Assemble and glue on the reel seat
Discussion and application of guide placement, and splining blanks
Instructions on inscriptions
Lecture on finishing the blanks
At the end of the day each student will have a completed seat and grip as well as the marking for the guide placement. Students will take home a rod wrapping bench (included in the class fee) allowing you to complete the build by wrapping on the guides.
The class includes a rod bench, the blank, grade A cork grip, A16B reel seat, guide set, guide placement chart, thread and a single use package of rod finish. The cost of the class is $180 (non refundable fee) and includes lunch. The class will be held at the Conservation Center, headquarters of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests 54 Portsmouth Street Concord, NH 03301.
All blanks are high modulus with excellent dampening ability and you can choose from the following:
6’6” 2/3 WT
7’ 4 WT
7’6” 4 or 5 WT
8’ 4, 5 or 6 WT
9’ 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 or 12 WT
Once you have paid your spot will be secured and we will email you the information on selecting you blank and if you are interested in any upgrades you might want.