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Fly Rod Building for Beginners

January 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Build a flyrod that will be as good as anything you can buy, and you will have the additional pride of creating it. This class will cater to those who have never built a fishing rod, yet is open to any who want to improve their knowledge and want the company and ideas of others. To complete a the flyrod will require attendance during seven class sessions.

The class will include basic tools needed to build your flyrod. You will be required to purchase a rod building and finishing kit prior to class. The cost of these kits will vary but a very good quality kit can be purchased for about $75. You will be given instructions and guidance on the purchase of these kit after signing up for the class. We also suggest a pair of reading glasses for close-up work.

The class will be instructed by John Wright and Mark Forster in cooperation with the Project Healing Water Fly Fishing and Cornhusker Fly Fishing Club.

Session schedule: Must be able to attend most of these dates to complete a flyrod.

-Week 1. January 12. Fly Rod Design and Components. Begin construction.
-Week 2. January 19. Reel seats and handles. Construction continues.
-Week 3. January 26. Rod guides and tip tops. Construction continues.
-Week 4. February 2. Thread wrapping guides. Construction continues.
-Week 5. February 9. Epoxy finishes. Construction continues.
-Week 6. February 16. Construction workday.
-Week 7. February 23. Make-up day if needed.

Children age 15 and under must be accompanied by parent/guardian.

$35 per person.

Link to register:

Contact Larry Pape, 402-471-5447, with questions.


January 12
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Larry Pape


Outdoor Education Center – Lincoln
4703 N 44th St
Lincoln, NE 68504
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(402) 471-6141
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