Welcome, I'm a hobbyist of sorts in general, about most things these days. Been retired going on two years here this fall. It's way different than the stressful life of meeting the demands of corporate America, plus trying to just do your job lol ! Rod building is just something I enjoy doing when I have a hankering for a new rod of some sort, not sure I'd even call it a hobby really. It started years ago as rod maintenance and someone gave me a glass fly rod blank he wasn't ever going to build so I did. Some interesting things come up here at the forum from time to time, enjoy !
Somewhere around the site is a list of sponsors who support the site, it's good to give them some business, if they have what you need. Just sayin. But we do all use various suppliers.