Rod Building Supplies.

Although we offer a comprehensive Custom Rod Building Service, for some anglers, building a fly rod is a hobby.

For others it’s a deeply rewarding project.

As a result, if you opt to undertake the building task, or add your own personal touch with a different reel seat, grip, guides and thread colours we will assist in the process, making the blank your canvas.

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Rod Building Gudebrod, Fuji & Pac Bay Rod Winding Thread Assortment.

In all reality, you can probably buy a quality rod for close to the end price of a custom creation – possibly tens of dollars cheaper.

The significant advantage of building your own rod, is that YOU cherry pick the components, therefore controlling price, and the aesthetics of something that you can be very proud of.

As you gain more experience you will discover that you can in turn, tune the rod blank to get the best performance by simple processes such as changing guide spacing,  their sizes and / or building “off- spline”.

For those ready to build their own fly rod, our  guide spacing measurement chart is a fantastic resource.

Custom Reel Seats

Custom Turned Reel Seats.

Using the guide spacing we will provide, ensures that your rod performs just like one of the factory fly rods that are on our store floor.

If you feel that you are ambitious to try rod building, and or have been doing it for years, we will have the tools required to make this potentially challenging experience a little easier.


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The First Cast Fly fishing Shop is your one stop resource and has all you need to build your own fly rod.

If not,  we can certainly try to order in the “special” parts you might need.

Contact us as our Custom Rod Building schedule varies from week to week – Depending on parts availability our average processing time is approximately two weeks.

If interested, please visit our Rod Repair Page, or our Warranty Service.plies, Custom Rod Building & Fishing Rod Repairs Rod Building Supplies, Custom Rod Building & Fishing Rod Repairs

See here for more examples of TFC / HLS Custom Rod Builds & Repairs.

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We are the leading provider of Fly Fishing Lessons, Corporate Team Building, and Guiding Services on the Upper Grand River, the Upper Credit River, and the Conestogo River.

No Guelph, Fergus, Kitchener or Cambridge Fishing Tackle Retailer will boast as complete and diverse a store inventory, including a vast selection of Fly Fishing Rods, Fly Fishing Reels, Fishing Waders, Wading Boots and Streamside Accessories.

Order a HLS or TFC Gift Card – We will put one in the mail for FREE!

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