Rod Building with the Duluth Folk School
March 6, 2017

Build the Fishing Rod You Won’t Find in a Store

Building your own fishing rod can be fun and rewarding! If you’ve always wanted to create a fishing rod that was exactly what you’ve always wanted, both in terms of fit, and in terms of performance, this class is for you!

In this class, you will learn how to select rod blanks and components to meet your specific fishing needs. You’ll learn what to look for in selecting a quality rod blank, and how to determine on which axis you should place the reel seat and guides. Guide type, size, and spacing will be discussed. You will see how to fit and glue rod handles and how to put the guides on the rod blanks using a rod wrapping machine.

Beautiful Hand Made Rods with the Duluth Folk School

The importance of achieving a look of “Fit and Finish” in your rod build will be discussed and taught. You will learn how to prepare and apply a two-part rod finish to the guides that you attached to the rod with rod building thread of your choice.

To learn more and to register, follow this LINK!


  • Clark Boats says:

    Nice to see this fish gallery I have search for fish information. I finally found it here with name of the fish. I would like to discuss more about this thanks for sharing.

  • I have read your blog very attentively. Really this is very helpful tips about fishing rod. As a beginner we have many lacking about fishing trip. This is very important factor for anglers.
    Thank you very much for sharing this post.

  • Fishing rod is very important fact for fishing reel. Your fishing rod should be very strong flexible and easy to grip.Thank you very much for sharing this post.

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Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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