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  • Introduction to Rodbuilding


  • Course Description

  • Once each year, Clark-Skamania Flyfishers offers a class titled Introduction to Rodbuilding. This class, under the leadership of Gene Reinert and Richard Bowers, is offered exclusively to members. To gain a more complete understanding of the art of rodbuilding, students receive several hours of one-on-one instruction each week by some of the region's most experienced craftsmen.

  • CSF students have built hundreds of flyrods in the more than twenty years since the club started this class and have turned out some magnificent flyrods and many accomplished rodbuilders. We are fortunate that the club has a number of exceptional instructors, who can introduce you to the many types of rods that are now being built, including bamboo, a classic material that is quickly regaining popularity.

  • Cost and Class Size

  • Beginning in February, Introduction to Rodbuilding will meet once a week over a period of five weeks, just in time for trout season. There is no fee. However, in order to provide the best possible learning environment, space is limited to twelve students and is filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. See the Club's Calendar Page for the start date of the next class and contact information.

  • What You Need to Bring

  • Students interested in taking this course must furnish their own materials. The instructors will be happy to discuss the various blanks and components that are available and provide a list of vendors that can supply what you'll need. Their numbers are listed on the club calendar.

  • It really doesn't get much better than catching fish with a rod you've built yourself on flies you've tied...that is, unless you bring that fish to hand in a beautiful, handcrafted wooden net that you created in one of our netbuilding classes.


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