Rod Building Guide
$14.90
This book by Tom Kirkman of Rod Maker Magazine will show you how to build casting, spinning, fly and trolling rods in a way that a beginner can understand and from which an old pro can learn some new techniques.
Flex Coat D10 Step by Step Rod Building Book
$7.00
The most useful "HOW TO" Book on rod building and finishing. Written and illustrated by Roger Seiders, President of Flex Coat Company, Inc. This informative book has 50 pages, more than 100 clear illustrations, charts, size guides and step-by-step instructions on all phases of rod building. Includes rod design, cork handles, determining spine, foam handles, installing tip top, wrapping guides, finishing wraps and tips for a professional finish. Great for both beginners and experienced rod builders
Handcrafting a Graphite Fly Rod
$15.90
This book by L.A. Garcia will explain how to Select a blank, prepare snake guides, stripper guides and hook keepers, Locate the spine, Mount the tip, Mount the reel seat, Wrap the guides, Install a finished handle, Fit the winding check, Protect & finish the wraps
Available in DVD format below
Guide to Saltwater Fishing Knots
$5.90
This fully illustrated book by Larry Notley covers 47 knots in Super braids, braids, dacron & mono. you'll get clear instruction on all the knots you'll need to keep your fish on the line
Flex Coat D2 Decorative Rod Wrapping Guide
$5.50
Perfect for any rod builder that wants to learn the art of decorative butt wrapping. Easy step by step instruction guide with complete diagrams of how to wrap: Thunderbird Maze Tuna Cross
Flex Coat D1 Decorative Rod Wrapping Guide
$5.50
Perfect for any rod builder that wants to learn the art of decorative butt wrapping. Easy step by step instruction guide with complete diagrams of how to wrap: Diamond Flag Box Fish
Flex Coat "How We Do It" Video
NEW Flex Coat "How We Do It" video - This video takes
you through the basic steps of rod building, with both
hand and power machines. Roger Seiders, president of
Flex Coat shows you the tools you will need, how to find
a spine, align the guides, tie off & trim thread, build the
rod handle, wrap the guides, mix and apply finish.
DVD FORMAT
$19.99
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Decorative Wraps by Billy Vivona
$40.00
This long awaited 82 page book by Billy Vivona is a must have for those who want to take their decorative wraps to the next level and beyond. This well written guide covers layout, Spacing, Pattern Selection and Sizing, Thread Selection, Shading and Fading, Wrapping, Packing, Tie Offs and Finishing. Also included are over 100 patterns and time saving Thread Spacing Charts. It's all here as well as tips to using VISUALWRAP software. The Decorative Wraps book is Spiral Bound so it will easily lay flat on your wrapping bench.
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A Guide To Thread Weaving
By Jim Upton
$40.00
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The "Dragon Master" and inventor of
the Wonder Weaver, Jim Upton
explains the process of thread weaving
with text, photos and illustrations.
This book guides both beginning and advanced
rod builders through every stage of fly rod design
and construction in a logical easy to follow
sequence. It covers a variety of components and
techniques at every stage during the construction
of both freshwater and saltwater fly rods. This
book contains 52 pages and over 100 detailed
illustrations.
Flex Coat D20 Start to Finish
Fly Rod Building Book
$14.00
The first DVD to address the function of the
Wood Lathe for use in rod building.  
Everything you need to know to get started
making your own Grips & Reel Seats
DVD FORMAT
$24.99
DVD Handcrafting a Graphite Fly Rod
$29.95
Learn how to build a top quality fly rod with your own tender loving care by following the instructions provided in this DVD. Included how to: * Select a blank * Prepare snake guides, stripping guides and hoo keeper * Locate the spine * Mount the tip * Mount the reel seat * Wrap the tip section * Install a finished handle * Fit the winding check * Wrap the butt section * Protect the wraps * Finish the wraps 60 Minutes Produced 2006
Guide to Fly Fishing Knots
$4.95
The single most important connection between a fisherman and a fish is a properly tied knot. This book is helpful, instructive, easy to understand, and will help you bring more of your catch to the net. Larry includes: parts of your line; IGFA line test; tippet to fly size chart; knot-tying tips; terminology; knot applications; and of course, step-by-step instruction for joining lines, lines to flies, loop knots, dropper knots, and yarn indicator knots. Also included are basic fresh- and saltwater leaders and trout and panfish leaders. Twenty different knots are covered with concise text and simple, clear illustrations showing each step. These knots offer a solid base for your knot-tying arsenal. So whether you fish saltwater or fresh, this pocket-size book is perfect for your vest, boat, car, or float tube. 3 1/2 x 7 inches, 32 pages.
Constructing Cane Rods
$25.00
An all-color book by master rod builder, Ray Gould. Included is the history of cane, the creation of the machines and tools necessary to create your own rods, precise taper formulas, detailed schematic drawings with precise angles, step-by-step construction, finishing steps, formulas, repairs, historic cane manufacturers and model names, and address and phone sources for all materials. This is a masterful book filled with detailed information that will open up a new world for you. Full color, 8 1/2 x 11 inches, 88 pages.