The Basics of Rod Building and Fishing Rod Blanks

An expert rod builder and a fishing guru walk into a booth, the fishing guru asks for a new custom built rod, but the rod builder says I'll do you one better... Vol. I: Advice for Rod Building and Selecting Blanks You see, if you gift…

5 Basic Steps for Shaping Fishing Rod Grips

Learn how to turn custom fishing grips for more comfortable handle assemblies and get an exclusive look at the NEW RBS-Pro Handle Turning Kit. DIY Grip Making to Turn Custom Fishing Grips In rod building, shaping your own grips is a great…

5 Steps to Remove Saltwater Fishing Rod Guides

Learn how to remove and preserve heavy saltwater rod guides to use for another rod build. How to Remove Heavy Offshore Roller Guides Sometimes a fishing rod has to give it’s life in order to land that lunging monster, especially in heavy…

FAQ For Custom Rod Building Classes

This blog answers the most common questions asked about our rod building classes. Earn Your Certified Custom Rod Building Diploma Has rod building always been on your list of to-do’s? Well don’t put this calling off any longer,…

Rod Building Records: Why Trust Fishing Rod Ferrules

The world’s strongest ferrules were not on fishing rods, but rather they began as constructions on spacecrafts. From Space to Multi-Piece Fishing Rods These spacecraft ferrules are graphite composite tubes epoxied into metal fittings,…

6 Reasons to Start Building Custom Fishing Rods

Need a push to add rod builder to your resumé? Read our 6 reasons why you need to start building your own custom fishing rods. Fish with the Benefits of Rod Building When browsing for a fishing rod that’s already finished, it’s…