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RODBUILDING BASICS & ADDITIONAL TECHNIQUES
Author: Ken Preston
Publisher: American Tackle Company, Mar 2005
Great "how-to" tips & techniques that will give you the info you need to get started in this rewarding hobby, or to learn more advanced techniques. 60 min.
*The DVD shows how to find & use the "spine" of a rod blank, mounting the grips & reel seat as well as selection & placement & wrapping of the guides and all the threads, glues & finishes used.
*The DVD is also subtitled in English for those who are hearing impaired.
*The DVD is highlighted by crisp images "from the builder's perspective". Top down, as well as side on, as appropriate.
Ken guides you through the things you need to know to build a basic fishing rod. Details the assembly from start to finish of a saltwater fly rod using ordinary hand tools featuring readily obtained American Tackle components.
If you're a beginner who's concerned about how much it's going to cost to get into rodbuilding, don't worry! Ken will show you a few tricks that will let you start building fishing rods with only a little money & a bit of ingenuity.
But it's not just for beginners: Ken also demonstrates a number of additional (and in some cases more advanced) techniques, such as wrapping cork grips, adding & dropping threads in your wraps & even changing the color of your rod blank! Even if you're a pro, you might find some new techniques to add to your repertoire!
WORDS FROM THE AUTHOR:
Hello, fellow fishermen, rod builders & gift-givers! My name is Ken Preston. I'm just over the half-century mark with 45 of those years spent engaged in chasing fish, occasionally even capturing a few for the table. Ocean to puddles, there is nothing too small (or too large) to hold the promise of a fish.
I've been designing, building, & repairing rods now for myself & friends for about 25 years. I've had the opportunity to travel fairly extensively through the Far East & Oceania with 10 years off and on in Australia. I've been afforded the opportunity of exchanging ideas with builders from England across the United States to Japan.
I have built custom rods for Charter Captains on the Chesapeake Bay, including the vice chairman of the Nat'l Charter boat captains association, blue water Wahoo and tuna chasers, long distance surf casters, as well as some folk who participate in Sweetwater bass angling tournaments & trout anglers. My goal is to share as much knowledge as I can in the most easily digestible formats possible. With help from friends, I've established a fairly extensive "how to" build & repair fishing rods web site, http://www.kensfishingrods.com and I can be found using my real name on several of the most popular internet rod building sites. I participate whenever I can in seminars on rod building and a few of the outdoor expos on the East Coast.
I think you will find the video informative and easy to understand. Rod building as a hobby or a business can be a rewarding life long pursuit. I hope this DVD will help you over and over again along the way. Happy Building! Ken Preston.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ken Preston is a master rod builder & lifetime fisherman who has been creating custom fishing rods for over 25 years. He has made fishing rods of every conceivable type for fellow fishermen. Ken has been published in Rodmaker Magazine, and is very active in the fishing & rod building communities. Now you can experience his great techniques on this DVD! Learn from a Master!