Another good book for a a beginning fly rod builder is "Fly Rod Building Made Easy" by Art Scheck. It's a little more expensive, I paid $25 around 8 yrs ago for my copy. It's easy to understand IMO and shows how to build a rod using tools you have around the house or how to make your own fixtures, etc. on the cheap. Has great illustrations and step by step descriptions on how to complete a certain assembly.