New Fly Fishing DVD: "The Graphite Fly Rod, How to Build a Modern Classic"

December 7, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Tightline Productions has just released a new DVD set on building graphite rods that is one of the more interesting instructional videos of the year. In it, Russ Gooding, a recognized master of classic bamboo rod building, takes his cane rod aesthetic and applies it to the modern graphite blank. There is a ton of great instruction here — 213 minutes total on two DVDs — as Gooding takes viewers from A-Z, starting with the differences between approaches to classic vs. high-tech materials and taking aspiring builders step-by-step through the process of building a 7’6″ 4-weight rod. Gooding is an engaging and intelligent instructor, and the video work is top notch. If you are looking for a way to spend a few very enjoyable hours over the holidays, or just want a little rod-building inspiration, “The Graphite Rod” is a great choice. You can buy it directly from Tightline Productions by calling 800-338-9052. We understand that it will also be available next week on Amazon.