Considered the Bible of rod buildingEssential guide for fishermen making their own rodsEspecially useful for the experienced custom builder Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to have a rod that feels like a part of you and not just a tool? Have you ever wanted to make your own fishing rod that rivals those in stores? If you answered “yes” to either question, this book is absolutely for you. Dale P. Clemens encourages all fishermen to have a rod that is specifically customized for his or her style. Advanced Custom Rod Building is the guide you need to make your own. This guide highlights the key points needed to make tackle that is better than anything that could be bought in a store. It also includes clear illustrations, figures, and tables to help the experienced custom builder. Clemens shares techniques for building rods used in all conditions, whether light freshwater or heavy surf. Thanks to this book, building your own custom rod that will be beautiful and durable isn’t a mystery. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.