Re: building own rod
Okay, I guess I won't be in the doghouse with LRO then, My recommendation for pricing and selection would be Jann's Netcraft and secondly Cabelas. Cabela's offer a tackle craft catalog or you can go online.
As for books. The book Neal mentioned is real good. I borrowed it from the library and might buy it later on. It is available on Amazon.com for around 15 bucks. Try LRO first they might have it I don't know. I wish LRO would start selling rod building stuff but I realize they can't justify inventory for slow moving items.
ARE YOU COMING THIS WAY SOON?