Rod Building Program
Learn a new skill! Build a fly rod with the components YOU want! Maybe even save money!
The GGACC Rod Building Program workshops consist of six meetings, held at the clubhouse one evening over the course of eight weeks. Each meeting will cover a different aspect of rod building, and you’ll apply what you learn to a rod blank you’re actively building. At the end of the work shop you’ll have a finished fly rod of which you can be proud.
Topics include: choosing a new blank and components; assembling and gluing up reel seats, aligning rod sections, constructing cork grips from either preformed grips or individual cork rings, preparing and wrapping guides, and finishing/coating guide wraps with epoxy or varnish.
Each work shop series is limited to six participants with sessions led by the club’s experienced rod builders. There is a thirty-five-dollar fee for the workshops, and, participants must supply their own blank, reel seat, cork, guides, thread, finish and some simple tools (razor blade, masking tape, glue, etc.) The club supplies jigs to facilitate rod wrapping and guide coating, rod drying motors, and lathes for turning cork handles.
GGACC Rod Building Program Chair