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

    • 05 Oct 2022
    • 16 Nov 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Anglers' Lodge
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Rod Building Workshop #2

    Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club

    Learn a new skill, save money.


    Two GGACC rod building workshops will begin this Fall for current Club members.  Each will consist of six meetings, held at the Anglers Lodge one evening a week over the course of seven or eight weeks.  Meetings for this workshop #1 will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday evenings.  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.


    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 thread wraps.


    There is no fee for the workshop, but participants must supply a rod blank, reel seat, cork, guides, thread, finish and some simple tools (razor blade, masking tape, glue, etc.)  The Club supplies rod wrapping jigs and rod drying motors that you will take home between meetings.  This means there is homework!


    This first workshop will begin on Wednesday, October 5th, and a second workshop starts Thursday, October 20th.  It is listed separately on the events calendar.


    Online enrollment for both workshops will begin September 14th.  Please be aware that each class can accommodate only six spaces and they fill up quickly.


    Richard Stevens

    Rod Building Chair

    bldrcretin@gmail.com

    (831) 338-4843


    • 20 Oct 2022
    • 01 Dec 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Anglers' Lodge
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Rod Building Workshop #2

    Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club

    Learn a new skill, save money.


    Two GGACC rod building workshops will begin this Fall for current Club members.  Each will consist of six meetings, held at the Anglers Lodge one evening a week over the course of seven or eight weeks.  Meetings for this second workshop will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday evenings.  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.


    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 thread wraps.


    There is no fee for the workshop, but participants must supply a rod blank, reel seat, cork, guides, thread, finish and some simple tools (razor blade, masking tape, glue, etc.)  The Club supplies rod wrapping jigs and rod drying motors that you will take home between meetings.  This means there is homework!


    This second workshop starts Thursday, October 20th.  The first workshop starts on October 5 and runs on Wednesday evenings.  It is listed separately on the events calendar.


    Online enrollment for both workshops will begin September 14th.  Please be aware that each class can accommodate only six spaces and they fill up quickly.


    Richard Stevens

    Rod Building Chair

    bldrcretin@gmail.com

    (831) 338-4843



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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