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Rob Brownfield

The cost of building a rod
« on: December 20, 2013, 10:30:37 AM »
Grrrrrrrrr...625 for a rod built from a "kit" purchased in the US for $160 (About 100).

Some professional rod builders really do need to be shot!

Some magazine reviewers also need to be shot!

Little tip, if you are going to try the same thing, do not send promotional material that includes a photo of the components before they are assembled, still in their manufactures packaging, including the reference number from the online catalog!  :X1

I have written back to him...no reply as yet  :X2
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Ben_D

Re: The cost of building a rod
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2013, 13:04:25 PM »
Reel seat 10 - 25
Handle 10 - 20
Thread 7.00 tops
Check 3.00
Guides 15 - 25 (unless you buy shite or crazy stuff)
Epoxy 9.99 (will do about 20 rods)
Brushes / tape / mixing cups 5 min epoxy 12.00

All retail prices

625 seems excessive for a $160 kit but a well put together rod is worth a few quid, I'm assuming that you wouldn't ever build a whole rod (other than for a mate) for the cost you paid for the components and no more and, not charge for time?

Ben




Rob Brownfield

Re: The cost of building a rod
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 08:11:49 AM »
I'm assuming that you wouldn't ever build a whole rod (other than for a mate) for the cost you paid for the components and no more and, not charge for time?

You know how long it takes to build a rod....the longest bit being sourcing the materials!  :z4

Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Ben_D

Re: The cost of building a rod
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 12:40:48 PM »
Tell me about it, distributors that won't distribute and manufacturers that won't retail, PITA.

Ben

 




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