Rod Building Workshop #7A, Session 1

  • 05 Apr 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Golden Gate Angler's Lodge
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The Anglers Lodge locker room is reserved for this event on this evening.

This is the 1st of (6) Wednesday night sessions for this Rod Building Workshop #7A, taught by Larry Kenney, Bruce Raskin, Hunter Williams, Andrew Chang, and Scott Hill.  (Note:  this workshop re-numbered as 7A since there was a second workshop 7 offered later that fall starting Nov. 8, 2017 that was also initially numbered 7, but now 7B.)

Note: There will be NO class on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, while the components are being sourced.

Learn to build a fly rod by doing it

Participants will be taken through everything from choosing and purchasing a blank and components to installing reel seats, making cork grips, wrapping guides and finishing guide wraps.  There is no fee for this class, but the participants are responsible for acquiring their own blanks, components, supplies, and a few simple tools -- all of which will be discussed in the first class.  

This April - May, 2017 Workshop #7A is limited to 6 club members via online registration only.  Register on this first class session only for all 6 sessions of Workshop #7A. Club dues must be current to register for this workshop. 

If there is no large Register button showing on the left side of this screen now, the class has filled.  However, you may wish to sign the online Wait List since any drop-outs before the first session will be replaced from this list in the order that they signed it.  Also, if not later admitted to this class, those who are wait-listed may be given an advance email notice of the next offered class. The Wait List will only be generated when the registration closes because the class has filled. 

Class dates and the expected subjects to be covered and the instructors for each session are:

April 5 - Intro -- Components and tools - Instrs. Hunter & Scott

April 12 - No meeting while participants acquire components

April 19 - Install reel seats and cork - Instrs. Andrew & Hunter

April 26 - Turning cork grips   -- Instructors Larry & Andrew

May 3 - Wrapping guides       -- Instructors Andrew & Hunter

May 10 - Wrapping guides/trim -- Instrs. Bruce & Scott

May 17 - Finish Coating Wraps -- Instrs. Larry & Scott

For those inclined to book learning, Larry recommends reading: Art Scheck's Fly Rod Building Made Easy,  published by Countryman Press (2002 and 2014)

For any questions about this workshop, please contact:

Larry Kenney at 

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Our Mailing Address:  Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club  ·  P.O. Box 591476  ·  San Francisco, CA 94159

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