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Post 30 Oct 2008, 08:59 • #1 
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Location: Upstate-NY
anglersworkshop.com
batsonenterprises.com
cabelas.com
customtackle.com
donartrods.com
flyrodcrafters.com
hookhack.com
jannsnetcraft.com
mudhole.com
venneris.com

Versitex
A wide-variety of fly rod components and rod-building materials in-stock.
Re-seller of Lamiglas fiberglass fly rod blanks.
Website navigation can be difficult, if you don't know the model number you are looking for.
Organization of the on-line product catalogue could use some improvement.
Shipping charges are tiered, based upon the order total dollar amount, with an $11.29 minimum.
Sales tax in PA, only.
["prompt shipment and excellent customer service!" corlay]

others?


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Post 30 Oct 2008, 18:05 • #2 
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Excellent idea. That would be great. Maybe I could clean-up my favorites bar.Image

Thom


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Post 30 Oct 2008, 22:27 • #3 
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Location: Salisbury, England
http://www.schneidersrods.com/ batson stockist will cut e-glass blanks for shipping


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Post 31 Oct 2008, 07:04 • #4 
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Location: US-TX
fishsticks4u.com has good prices on Batson components and blanks.


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Post 31 Oct 2008, 07:22 • #5 
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a good idea ... and done Image

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Post 02 Nov 2008, 08:02 • #6 
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OK, but rather than a just big pile of company names without context, please create a link to the front page of the supply company and indicate why it's of interest to fiberglass rod builders. Bassackwards did this with fishsticks4u. In particular, please note companies that carry glass fly rod blanks.

By the way, for a really comprehensive listing of supply companies, checkout the collection of sponsors at www.rodbuilding.org. I'm sure there are companies not listed, but I doubt there are many.

Here's a company that you won't see in most rod building supply listings - www.fiberglasssupply.com They sell small quantities of fiberglass cloth, polyester resin, and epoxy resin for the boat and surfboard builders.

Tom


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Post 07 Nov 2008, 10:21 • #7 
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Not sure what's going on here, but here's one of interest because the carry the "big-bore" Struble wood reel-seat inserts (0.460 inches) and at least one other series of large-bore inserts (listed as 0.470, but actually not that big). Basically Shoff's is one of the few companies out there carrying wood inserts that'll fit most big-butted fiberglass rods with minimal reaming. They also have a full line of other components and etc. So far, I've had good luck with them.

http://www.shofftackle.com


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Post 20 Nov 2008, 05:54 • #8 
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jgestar wrote:
OK, but rather than a just big pile of company names without context, please create a link to the front page of the supply company and indicate why it's of interest to fiberglass rod builders. Bassackwards did this with fishsticks4u. In particular, please note companies that carry glass fly rod blanks.
Tom,

I edited the entry for Versitex (above) to be in-line with your criteria.
But i think that this listing that we're assembling might be better suited as a wiki, rather than a forum thread?
That way any FFR member can add info/comments to each listing.

Thoughts?


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Post 20 Nov 2008, 06:37 • #9 
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Corey,

I'm hoping to get a section that outlines and specifies just glass rod blanks into the Wiki later this year (when I have some time). A listing of supply companies and how they enable the glass fanatic would be a good supplement for that page. In the meantime, if we can put suitable information into this thread, it will be here when we need it.

Thanks,

Tom


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Post 29 Dec 2008, 16:57 • #10 
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Location: Platte City, Missouri
If I can I like to add one ... It's a place I used to work at while in college. It's called Greg's Custom Rods and Greg is the fella that taught me how to build/repair rods. He also is a supplier of Lamiglass glass blanks and the Seeker blanks amoungst other brands.


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Post 31 Dec 2009, 19:59 • #11 
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Location: US-AK
The 2010 Hook and Hackle catalog arrived in my mail box today. It looks like they have really expanded their offerings for rod building parts/supplies. I didn't see any glass blanks though.

I picked up a 1985 Compleat Angler's Catalog on Ebay recently. It has an amazing assortment of fiberglass, bamboo, and graphite finished rods and blanks. I think I should have had a time machine on my Christmas list!


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Post 28 Dec 2011, 10:24 • #12 
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Location: Childress, Texas
I use Golden Witch for all of my silk thread needs. They cater to the bamboo builder but Erica is a dream to work with and will help find just the right color thread that you are looking for. They also have good agate stripper guides and every other component I've gotten from them has been top notch.

http://www.goldenwitch.com


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Post 10 Nov 2012, 15:36 • #13 
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Unless I missed something Batson was mentioned but Utmost, Batson's retail outlet wasn't mentioned. I have had a good experience working with them. Their wed site can be found at "utmostenterprises.com"


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Post 23 Jan 2013, 18:34 • #14 
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Lemke Concepts. Offering great reel seats, classic and modern styles, great wood inserts, all metal seats including spey and even titanium seats. Not to mention he is easy to deal with.

http://lemkeconcepts.weebly.com/


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Post 16 Feb 2013, 05:52 • #15 
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A list of some of the Lemke offerings

http://www.southwestcustomrods.com/inde. .. t-hardware


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Post 13 Jan 2014, 12:26 • #16 
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Location: Switzerland
Anyone mind if I add a Euro distributor?

http://www.mistpool.com (free EU shipping, carried Lamiglas blanks)


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Post 24 Jan 2014, 11:53 • #17 
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Struble is in business. Jeff Pentecost is the contact. Great guy to work with.
http://www.strublemfg.com/index.php/cat. .. /category/


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Post 01 Aug 2016, 16:27 • #18 
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I was just on the Struble web page and see on their news page where are introducing a new reel seat sometime this month. Can't wait to see what they come up with.


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Post 04 Aug 2016, 07:53 • #19 
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I've bought most of my threads from these folks

http://www.redrockthreads.com/

Reasonable shipping costs and usually received in a few days.


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Post 10 Aug 2016, 14:46 • #20 
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Location: US-MI
Hi everyone,

Thought I would add my site to the list: www.proofflyfishing.com

I carry the full range of Snake Brand guides
Atlas reel seats
Cork
Cork grips
Thread
finishes, epoxy, and rod building tools
I also have a nice series of fiberglass blanks set to arrive later this month (Aug. 2016)


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Post 12 Jan 2017, 14:15 • #21 
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Location: US-IL
Here's a company that has just recently grown from a "garage full of fly stuff," as I was told by the girl on the phone, to a new retail store front in Missouri.

http://jcookflyrods.com/

I just purchased a Snake Brand set of guides, tip top, and Lemke winding check. All the sizes I needed were on hand, and the owner even blued the winding check (gratis) to match the black nickle low-profile stripper and snakes. Prices were very reasonable, everything was shipped right away, with no shipping charge and no tax for my >$30 order. I have no affiliation, other than being a satisfied customer.


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Post 15 Jul 2017, 15:01 • #22 
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Location: Colorful Colorado
I know there will be a run on Epic blanks (I want them all!!) but I want to help Kent at:
http://greendrakedesign.com/ in west Denver (actually Golden) because he's been really helpful to me. He has a pile of Epic, Blue Halo and other blanks in stock. No really!

He's also the only rod building retail shop in the front range of Colorado and sells lots of supplies including cork rings, Snake guides and RodDancer stuff but he really does a heck of job building custom grips with wood, cork, etc. in them. The banner pic on his site is just a sample of what he has in stock.


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Post 12 May 2020, 07:58 • #23 
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Posts: 766
Location: Boston
If you’d like to try syncork for your rod handle, you can get it here:

https://www.getrodblanks.com/product-category/syncork/


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Post 17 May 2020, 08:56 • #24 
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Posts: 39
Location: US-WI
I have recently been very pleased with the quality and price of some custom felt socks I bought from an e__Y rod building store: calljmf

I have absolutely no relationship other than being very pleased with my purchases.


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