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.
GGACC Rod Building Program Chair