- 01 Introducing the RodKit – Tools and Materials
- 02 Finding the Spine
- 03 Installing the Rod Handle
- 04 Installing the Rod Tip
- 05 Placing the Guides
- 06 Setting up Your Work Area and Preparing Your Guides
- 07 Wrapping The Guides
- 08 Aligning the Guides and Prepping for Epoxy
- 09 Applying The Epoxy Coat
- 10 Sustainable Fishing
- 11 Using Your RodKits Fishing Rod
01 Introducing the RodKit – Tools and Materials
Each RodKit will contain all the components you need to build a fishing rod. Each kit should contain the following components:
This is the main structural element of the fishing rod, made from T24 Carbon
Sits on the butt of the rod protecting the carbon blank from damage.
EVA grips x2
Foam tubes that become the handles / grips for the fishing rod
Sits between the fore and rear grip and acts as a seat for attaching a reel to the fishing rod
#25, #16, #12, #10, and #8 x 2 – The rod guides carry or guide the fishing line. Double coated black stainless steel with titanium oxide shock rings.
Acts as a guide for the tip of the rod – tip can also be wrapped like a guide.
Used for wrapping the rod guides to the blank.
Butane Burner or high heat source
For melting the thermal glue
Holds the Rod Blank during construction
Holds the thread bobbin and creates tension in the thread.
Thread Scissors or sharp blade
For cutting thread during wrapping.
For tightening and finishing the wraps.
Dryer + Dryer Stands
Rotisserie for drying the guide coating.
Removes epoxy bubbles.
File or Grinder
Filing down guides prior to wrapping
Material Components Required:
Used for creating arbors, marking the rod and in wrapping the guides.
Non-permanent pencil used for marking the rod blank. Easy to see and easy to clean.
For fixing the handle assembly and coating the wraps. Includes 2 part epoxy and fumed silica
For cleaning Epoxy
For scoring blank prior to installing handle
Mixing and applying epoxy
Measuring Syringe x 2
For measuring epoxy parts
For applying clear coat epoxy to guide wraps.
For gluing the rod tip
Metallic or coloured wrapping thread
For creating unique or advanced wraps
For cleaning epoxy
Optional Tools that make Rod Build a breeze:
An easy to use tool used for finding the spine of a blank with 100% accuracy.
Electric Epoxy Mixer
For mixing epoxy perfectly without bubbles
A fantastic tool for holding the guides while wrapping
Permanent Market or Indelible Ink Pen
Creating permanent writing or markings on the rod
Braid Pull Through
Loop for tying off tag end of each wrap