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This kit features an imported graphite 2-piece Forecast rod blank, manufactured to exacting standards by Batson Enterprises for J. Stockard and presented in a glossy dark blue finish. Choose your reel seat from either all satin black aluminum or an A5 uplocking model with a black or gunsmoke skeleton and an Ebony, Rose or Walnut wood insert. Also included in the kit are a high quality reverse half wells cork grip, reel seat cap, and vinyl winding check; a hook keeper, guide set, tip top and a spool of black wrapping thread. Kits with black reel seat skeletons have matching guide sets, tip tops and hookkeepers, and those with gunsmoke skeletons have the other components in chrome. Please note: Epoxy, rod finish, other supplies and an instruction book may be purchased separately in our Rod Building Supply Kit.
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Reviewer: A viewer from Aspen, CO US
I would recommend these fly rod kits for beginning rod builders because they are relatively inexpensive and durable. They also come with a warranty policy. If you have been fishing awhile, then you will probably notice that casting it is definitely not as smooth and effortless as other reputable rod making companies.
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Reviewer: A viewer from Harrison, ME US
This rod will be my Third one I have built. Worth every penny and hour spent on it. Good looking rod. I have had a lot of comments on just how pretty it looks. Casting is above expectations.
Reviewer: A viewer from Greensboro, NC US
I purchased the 7'6 4wt two piece as my first build ever. I must say I was pretty skeptical the kit would be pretty low quality, but planned on such as a first kit. I was very surprised at how quality the pieces are. The blanks feel very solid, and have great backbone. I was also very very impressed with the incredible customer service. Very great first build. Will purchase the same kit to build for a friend soon!