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Building a Drying Motor
by Brian Ahern I have often been asked how to make a drying motor, and have also found this to be a frequent question on various web site bulletin boards. As a result I felt it may be of some use to put together instructions on how mine was done. A drying motor can be ... read more
Building A Rod Wrapping Jig
by Steve Clark When you get hooked by the addiction that is rod building, you are well off to simply use a cardboard box as your first wrapping jig before you know if you really want to get deeply involved in this craft. As you progress from your fir ... read more
Rod Building Primer - part III
In the last issue we prepped the blank and mounted the grip and seat.  Next up we’ll give the rod its real character by installing the tip top and wrapping the guides. Tip tops are sized according to the inside diameter of the tube that slips over the blank, or the outside diameter of the tip ... read more
Mouse Trap Rod Winder
By Brian Ahern, Helena, Montana This is an actual drawing of the rod winder that I used from 1971 to about a year and a half ago. With one side of the mouse trap bar cut off the trap serves as both a spool holder and a device to adjust the thread tension. The bar is bent ... read more
Rod Building Primer II
Rod Building Primer part IIby Chris Carlin In the last issue we saw a quick introduction to building your own fishing rod.  In this issue we will begin the actual process of constructing a rod.    The first step in building your own rod is to procure a blank and the proper component ... read more


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Rod Building


Building a Drying Motor
by Brian Ahern I have often been asked how to make a drying motor, and have also found this to be a frequent question on various web site bulletin boards. As a result I felt it may be of some use to put together instructions on how mine was done. A drying motor can be ... read more
Building A Rod Wrapping Jig
by Steve Clark When you get hooked by the addiction that is rod building, you are well off to simply use a cardboard box as your first wrapping jig before you know if you really want to get deeply involved in this craft. As you progress from your fir ... read more
Rod Building Primer - part III
In the last issue we prepped the blank and mounted the grip and seat.  Next up we’ll give the rod its real character by installing the tip top and wrapping the guides. Tip tops are sized according to the inside diameter of the tube that slips over the blank, or the outside diameter of the tip ... read more
Mouse Trap Rod Winder
By Brian Ahern, Helena, Montana This is an actual drawing of the rod winder that I used from 1971 to about a year and a half ago. With one side of the mouse trap bar cut off the trap serves as both a spool holder and a device to adjust the thread tension. The bar is bent ... read more
Rod Building Primer II
Rod Building Primer part IIby Chris Carlin In the last issue we saw a quick introduction to building your own fishing rod.  In this issue we will begin the actual process of constructing a rod.    The first step in building your own rod is to procure a blank and the proper component ... read more

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