View Full Version : Rod building Seminars?

Green Light
03-12-2008, 12:16 AM
Does any one know of any rod building seminars or how-to sessions coming up some time soon?



03-12-2008, 07:23 AM
Pretty late in the off season for seminars. We've done them here in the past with M&D's Bait & Tackle but we did not get one done this year.

CMS sometimes does them but I think they are probably done by now...

03-12-2008, 05:51 PM
CMS didt do any this year- They claim they didnt make much $ on purchase of the materials from past classes. They still have the best selection for my area.

Green Light
03-12-2008, 07:58 PM
Thank you JohnR and wfmdfm. I will mark my calendar for 01-Dec-2008 to start researching this.


03-13-2008, 07:37 PM
Where are you located? There are a few other shops around.

03-14-2008, 08:48 PM
Classes and Seminars are great. But if timing doesn't work out for you some of the basic books have more than enough info to get you started on making first class rods. I liked the the thin paperback by Tom Kirkman I think called rod building. Short and sweet.....

Green Light
03-14-2008, 09:37 PM

Thank you for the book reference.
I did some searching. I found a book by Tom K. titled: "Rod Building Guide: Fly, Spinning, Casting, Trolling". It got outstanding reviews.


03-15-2008, 02:30 PM

You were given good info on Kirkman's book. You can learn alot from it. Where do you live? Sometimes a shop will give some private lessons if they aren't too busy. I'm in Southern Maine and would happy to help you if you close enough to me.

Green Light
03-15-2008, 10:21 PM
I am ordering Kirkman's book. I a very grateful for this information. I have only recently joined this community. I feel welcomed and at "home".

I just sent you a PM.