One day at a time!!
I am about to buy a kit off of one of the various sites mentioned in other beginning posts, but have a couple questions before I take the plunge. I'm pretty sure this will be an addicting habit for me since I am already tying flys, tinkering with lures and just about everything else, except building rods. This has been something I have wanted to do for the last couple years. Right now I'm just kind of torn as to whether or not I should buy a kit with a better blank or just start out with one of the cheaper kits. How hard is it to mess up a blank and how likely is it to happen the first go around? Also, I really would like to put recoil guides on it. Should this be something I do on the first build or should I hold off and have a couple under my belt first before dropping a bunch of coin in to something so unfamilar at the moment. Thanks for the help and I look forward to showing off some rods like eveyone else.