Do you think you have mastered all the steps of building a fishing rod? Do you want to review your basics? Well, Rodhouse offers you its exclusive rodbuilding tutorials!
These tutorials are more oriented for the novice rodbuilder who wants to build his first rod; all the steps of the construction of your tool will be detailed step by step.
Ready to get started? Let's go !
CHOOSING THE BLANK
The first and most important step of your rodbuilding: the choice of the blank! Having trouble deciding which tool you need for your fishing? Check out the resources Rodhouse has available to help you choose this major component.
That's it: you have found the blank that suits you, and received it at home; now the rodbuilding begins!
It is important to know the natural working direction of your blank for the future placement of your guides and your handle. The interest is not to be bothered in the long term by a rod that wants to go in a different direction during your casts, and to be comfortable with your tool during your fishing sessions.
BUILDING THE HANDLE
Often a popular step for rodbuilders, the handle allows you to unleash your creativity by customizing your rod to your taste and desire. In this tutorial, Tony will help you choose your handle components and explain how to fit and glue them to your blank.
PLACING THE GUIDES ON THE ROD
Here you are at the crucial step of the configuration of your rod: the placement of your guides. Laurent explains you step by step how to place them on the blank. In this video, we will show you the different guides offered by Rodhouse, and then we will help you to make your Spacing Chart.
HOW TO MAKE A LIGATURE
For the realization of the ligatures, you will be able to customize your rod as you like. Simple bindings, wraps, trim band, metallic wire, etc.. Everything you need to know is covered in this tutorial.
VARNISH THE LIGATURES
You are now at the final step of your rodbuilding before you can use your rod to catch nice fish: varnishing. Thanh will explain to you how to make a perfect varnish in this video.