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General Rod Building

Talk about anything related to building rods.

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Wraps and Finishing

Discussions on custom wraps, decorations and general rod finishing.

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Tricky wrap. - last post by sstrength

Grips and Reel Seats

A forum for discussing reel seats, inserts, grips, cork or any othe topic relating to the rear end of our beloved rods.

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Tips, Tricks, Tools and Gadgets

A plethora of helpful ideas and suggestions.

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Rod Showcase

Show us your latest rod creation, or the current work in progress.

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Old graphite renovation. - last post by Spiel

Reference Material & Information

Useful charts, lists and other valuable reference information for rodbuilders.

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Shows, Events and Classes

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Place for RBF sponsors to post deals

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Pinned Topics and Basic How-To's

A forum full of helpful basic how -to's and other pinned topics of RBF

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The Lodge

A place to discuss just about anything that suits your fancy.

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Another pink rod needed - last post by Greg LaPolla

Trips, Stories and Photos

A forum for posting pictures of your most recent trip, fish caught or other angling stories.

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A forum for posting ideas and examples of making landing nets, rod cases, fly boxes, boats or just about anything else.

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Thompson Rod wrapper - last post by Carl Z

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Buy, sell and trade rods, tools and components - or just about anything - and share those rare, screamin' deals you come across. Users must have at least 25 valid RBF posts or be approved by a moderator to add a new topic. **All new topics will now be sent to a moderator for approval before being displayed.** This could take a few minutes or a few hours so please be patient.

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Notice something that we left out, or something you'd like to see different? Let us know!

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Graphite & Fiberglass Fly Rods

A forum dedicated to building graphite and fiberglass fly rods.

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2nd and 3rd builds... 10... - last post by Chris_NH

Spin, Casting and Other Rods

Discuss the building of other types of fishing rods.

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Salmon Rod for Kayak Trolling - last post by Washougal

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Beginner's Corner

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Introduce Yourself

New to the forum? Stop by and say Hi!

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Ahoy mateys.(greetings from... - last post by fibrca

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Bamboo Rods - General

A forum especially for split-cane rod aficionados to discuss construction of, and pretty much anything, bamboo.

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Gold Medal Bamboo - last post by John T.

Classic Rods and Restoration

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Auger sea lord for first ti... - last post by Mrgray

Taper Talk

Post and discuss your favorite classic or custom tapers.
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What butt for this tip? - last post by badboy6070bce

Bamboo Taper Database

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Bamboo Rodmaker Tools & Tips

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Ungluing a tip and redoing... - last post by parabellum

Bamboo Showcase

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Donation rod for my local c... - last post by John T.

Events, Gatherings and Classes

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Fly Tyer of the Year Bamboo Rod Build

This forum is for the FTOTY polls, build progress, information and Q&A regarding the contest rod.

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FTOTY 2005 Bamboo Rod Build - last post by Perry B

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