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Our Finesse 4 piece rod building kits are based on Finesse graphite blanks from Temple Fork Outfitters. The blanks feature a "traditional" taper and medium action that is particularly suited to fishing small creeks and meadow streams, or in tight quarters. They are finished in deep olive and come with a limited lifetime warranty. Your kit also includes your choice of fine reel seats with meticulously finished wood inserts, a set of single foot or snake guides in a matching finish, tip top, hookkeeper and winding check, and a high quality cork grip. The kit also comes with a spool of rod wrapping thread. Rod building adhesive, finish and instructions are sold separately in our Supply and Instructions Kit.
Average Customer Rating: (6 Reviews) Write Review
Reviewer: A viewer from South Bend, IN US
Great kit! Comes with all the materials to build the fly rod. When ordering the kit you have multiple opinions for customizing your own kit. I really liked that. It's not just another prefab kit. Only down fall, there is no instructions.
Best deal I could find in a 1 weight
Reviewer: A viewer from Conyers, GA US
Absolutely thrilled with this rod and kit. I went with the black & rosewood reel seat and single footed guides just so the "visual weight" of stuff hung on the blank would be less.
Very bendy deep classic action; it turned out to be better than I hoped for. Haven't had a chance to play with it much, but a few short practice sessions indicate it will be nice and delicate in close quarters, and has more distance than I would have thought (I can get a little over 40' with it so far,but I really suck). I'm using an Orvis Trout Wonderline 1 weight WF on it.
All the parts of the kit fit well with minimal fitting; it actually went so well that I'm sort of embarrassed to claim I built it; it just sort of fell together pretty easy.
Really tickled to find a 1 weight I could afford and I love the action; fits my style better than some of the super fast tip rods. This will be my go-to rod for the coming year for both small trout streams and warm water sunfishes. Can't wait.
Reviewer: A viewer from Scott Depot, WV US
These kits are complete and easy to build. Good quality in every part. I have seen other top line kits that have less quality. You will be pleased with this one. What a great looking blank. Mine was a 2wt. 7' 3" and great for small streams and tight loops.