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buckeyetrouter 08-29-2006 07:00 AM

building own rod
If one was to try building thier own rod for the park, what would you look at building and what supplier would you look at???

this really has my interest right now ( making my own rod )

good fishing &
God Bless


tennswede 08-29-2006 12:21 PM

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If I understand it right, LRO is not carrying rod building supplies and as of now aren't planning on it. If that is correct I don't feel bad about recommending some suppliers. Call LRO and if they reaffirm what I have stated I can give you several good recommendations for rod building sites, suppliers and such. If I was to build a rod for park streams in general I would build a 8ft 4wt as my first rod.

Justatroutbum 08-30-2006 07:00 PM

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I have built several rods for the Smokies.
PM me with your e-mail and I can give you a few websites..or just drive over to Lancaster and I will show you my fly rods,reel,flies,fishing videos,fishing pictures,neat fish decor,my rebuilt bamboo rod,bore you to sleep with fishing stories ect..ect..

buckeyetrouter 08-30-2006 08:21 PM

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whole lotta Lancasters ou there.....PA, OH, TN.....which one you talking about...I'm in Ohio except for the 4-5 times I can sneak away for a trip to the park.......


Justatroutbum 08-30-2006 08:22 PM

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Ohio :)

buckeyetrouter 08-30-2006 09:14 PM

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Griff 09-01-2006 10:15 AM

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I am looking into building a rod for the park as well. Right now, I am looking at building a 7'-6" 3 wt on a Lamiglass Appalachian Travel blank. I have not figured out all of the particulars yet but I am really excited about it.

buckeyetrouter 09-01-2006 12:01 PM

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I've found and but wasn't sure if they were reputable....waiting to hear back from LRO to see if they are carrying or gonna cary rod kits.......

I agree , the thought of fighting a nice trout on a rod that I built myself sounds very exciting.......

Graphite or Glass?????


Griff 09-01-2006 01:35 PM

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The Lamiglas Appalachian is a high modulus graphite rod. *Here is a link to a review that someone did on a 4 wt.:

This rod sounds like what I've been looking for, I can't wait to get started.

I priced everything at and I can get everything that I need for around $200. I thought about using one of the less expensive kits that are available but I figured if I was going to build a rod I want it to be one that I would be proud of and fish for a long time.

Griff 09-01-2006 01:43 PM

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Here is another link that is really informative regarding building your own rod:

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