Saturday, August 20 – 9:00A – 6:00P
Sunday, August 21 – 8:00A – 12:00P


Our beginners rod building classes are a 2-day event. During the class, participants learn all of the proper techniques for building a custom rod start-to-finish.


Day 1: Building your first rod

  • Selecting the right blank and components
  • Finding the blank's spine
  • Attaching tip-tops
  • Thread wrapping
  • Cork reaming
  • Filing guide feet
  • Guide placement
  • Applying finish
  • Attaching reel seats
  • ... and much more

Day 2: Advanced Techniques

  • Marbling
  • Decorative Wraps
  • Building Custom Cork Handles
  • Basic Weaving
  • Custom Inlays
  • Abalone Inlays & More