Fishing Rod Building Classes

This is one of our most popular classes. In this class you will receive complete “level 101” instruction on custom rod building. From start to finish you will learn the details of how any custom rod is assembled. When the class is finished you will have completed your first custom rod. You will also learn the valuable skills of repairing and maintaining your own fishing rods through the years. The custom rod building class is a “hands on” class so we do not take more than 4 students per class.

Classes are taught right here in the 3 Rivers Fly and Tackle shop by our own skilled Pro Staff with over 30 years of combined experience in custom rod building.

How To Sign Up:
Call us or email us to sign up for fishing rod building classes. 907-373-5434 or

Rod Building Class Fee: $150
Note: (100% non-refundable deposit due at time of sign up.) Registration fee includes step by step instruction, and all the tools, glue, tapes, and epoxy needed to complete your first project. Each person will be responsible to purchase all rod building components such as blanks, handles, eyes, and reel seat. A basic ice rod build is all-inclusive for $150.

Additional Details
During the first class, our instructors will guide you through the process of deciding which rod to build and what materials will be needed to do it. All rod building materials are available for sale in our shop. Each person will be responsible to choose the type of rod to build and is responsible to purchase needed rod building materials. Instructors will walk you through each step of the rod building process to help you build a custom rod with the specific components of your choice.

*It is beneficial to know which type of fishing rod (spinning, casting, fly rod) you want to build prior to our first class. You can stop by the shop and we can help you with this process.

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