RodBuilding Basics and Additional Techniques by Ken Preston
Rod Building Tutorial DVD
Great "how-to" tips & techniques that will give you the info you need to get started in this rewarding hobby, or to learn more advanced techniques * The DVD shows how to find & use the "spine" of a rod blank, mounting the grips & reel seat as well as selection & placement & wrapping of the guides and all the threads, glues & finishes used. * The DVD is also subtitled in English for those who are hearing impaired. * The DVD is highlighted by crisp images "from the builder's perspective". Top down, as well as side on, as appropriate. Ken guides you through the things you need to know to build a basic fishing rod. Details the assembly from start to finish of a saltwater fly rod using ordinary hand tools featuring readily obtained American Tackle components. If you're a beginner who's concerned about how much it's going to cost to get into rodbuilding, don't worry! Ken will show you a few tricks that will let you start building fishing rods with only a little money & a bit of ingenuity. But it's not just for beginners: Ken also demonstrates a number of additional (and in some cases more advanced) techniques, such as wrapping cork grips, adding & dropping threads in your wraps & even changing the color of your rod blank! Even if you're a pro, you might find some new techniques to add to your repertoire!