Rod Building Program

Learn a new skill! Build a fly rod with the components YOU want! Maybe even save some money!

The GGACC Rod Building Program workshops consist of six meetings, held at the clubhouse one evening a week over the course of seven weeks. Each meeting will cover a different aspect of rod building, and you'’'ll apply what you learn to a blank you're actively building. At the end of the workshop you'll have a finished fly rod of which you can be proud.

Topics include: choosing a blank and components; assembling and gluing up reel seats, aligning sections, constructing cork grips from both preformed grips and individual cork rings, preparing and wrapping guides, and finishing/coating guide wraps with epoxy or varnish.

Each workshop series is limited to six participants with sessions led by the club's experienced rod builders. There's no fee for the workshops, but participants must supply their own blank, reel seat, cork, guides, thread, finish and some simple tools (razor blade, masking tape, glues, etc.) The club supplies jigs to facilitate rod wrapping and guide coating.

Larry Kenney
GGACC Rod Building Program Chair
lmkenney@earthlink.net

Upcoming events

    • 07 Oct 2021
    • 02 Dec 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Anglers' Lodge
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Rod Building Workshops

    Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club

    Build a custom fly rod with the components YOU want.

    Learn a new skill.  Save money.


    Three GGACC rod building workshops will begin this Fall for current Club members.  Each will consist of six meetings, held at the Lodge one evening a week over the course of seven or eight weeks.  Each meeting will cover a different aspect of rod building and you’ll apply what you learn to the rod blank you’re building at that meeting.  There will be a two week gap between the first and second sessions so that students can purchase the supplies they need that were discussed in the first session.

    Topics include:  choosing a rod blank and components; assembling and gluing up reel seats, aligning rod sections, constructing cork grips, preparing and wrapping guides, and coating guide wraps.

    There is no fee for the workshops, but participants must supply a rod blank, reel seat, cork, guides, thread, finish and some simple tools (razor blade, masking tape, glues, etc.)  The Club supplies rod wrapping and coating jigs.

    Workshops begin in October, November and December 2021 on Wednesday or Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8pm at the Lodge.  Each of the three workshops is limited to six students.

    Online enrollment will begin at 7pm September 7 on the Club’s Events calendar.  Expect spaces to fill up quickly.


    Rich Stevens

    Rod Building Chair

    bldrcretin@gmail.com


    • 03 Nov 2021
    • 22 Dec 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Anglers' Lodge
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Rod Building Workshops

    Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club

    Build a custom fly rod with the components YOU want.

    Learn a new skill.  Save money.


    Three GGACC rod building workshops will begin this Fall for current Club members.  Each will consist of six meetings, held at the Lodge one evening a week over the course of seven or eight weeks.  Each meeting will cover a different aspect of rod building and you’ll apply what you learn to the rod blank you’re building at that meeting.  There will be a two week gap between the first and second sessions so that students can purchase the supplies they need that were discussed in the first session.

    Topics include:  choosing a rod blank and components; assembling and gluing up reel seats, aligning rod sections, constructing cork grips, preparing and wrapping guides, and coating guide wraps.

    There is no fee for the workshops, but participants must supply a rod blank, reel seat, cork, guides, thread, finish and some simple tools (razor blade, masking tape, glues, etc.)  The Club supplies rod wrapping and coating jigs.

    Workshops begin in October, November and December 2021 on Wednesday or Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8pm at the Lodge.  Each of the three workshops is limited to six students.

    Online enrollment will begin at 7pm September 7 on the Club’s Events calendar.  Expect spaces to fill up quickly.


    Rich Stevens

    Rod Building Chair

    bldrcretin@gmail.com


    • 09 Dec 2021
    • 27 Jan 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Anglers' Lodge
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Rod Building Workshops

    Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club

    Build a custom fly rod with the components YOU want.

    Learn a new skill.  Save money.


    Three GGACC rod building workshops will begin this Fall for current Club members.  Each will consist of six meetings, held at the Lodge one evening a week over the course of seven or eight weeks.  Each meeting will cover a different aspect of rod building and you’ll apply what you learn to the rod blank you’re building at that meeting.  There will be a two week gap between the first and second sessions so that students can purchase the supplies they need that were discussed in the first session.

    Topics include:  choosing a rod blank and components; assembling and gluing up reel seats, aligning rod sections, constructing cork grips, preparing and wrapping guides, and coating guide wraps.

    There is no fee for the workshops, but participants must supply a rod blank, reel seat, cork, guides, thread, finish and some simple tools (razor blade, masking tape, glues, etc.)  The Club supplies rod wrapping and coating jigs.

    Workshops begin in October, November and December 2021 on Wednesday or Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8pm at the Lodge.  Each of the three workshops is limited to six students.

    Online enrollment will begin at 7pm September 7 on the Club’s Events calendar.  Expect spaces to fill up quickly.


    Rich Stevens

    Rod Building Chair

    bldrcretin@gmail.com



Questions? Please direct your inquiries to the appropriate mail box:

General Information:

club.ggacc@gmail.com

Rondy Program:

rondy.ggacc@gmail.com

Our Mailing Address:  Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club  ·  P.O. Box 591476  ·  San Francisco, CA 94159

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