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Spacing Chart &Checklist
FLY ROD BUILDING
More information in choosing the right blank for your fly fishing enjoyment, including complete rod building instructions, detailed warranty
information and other info is on our updated, informational website: www.hookhack.com. Specific warranty information differs from manu-
facturer to manufacturer. Call us, visit the web or manufacturer’s site for specific instructions. Also see page 94 for more information
.
The use of a fly rod blank for any other purpose voids the warranty.
FLY GUIDE SPACING CHART
GUIDE REPLACEMENT FROM TIP DOWN (in inches)
ROD
LENGTH 1st
2
nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th
CONVENTIONAL FLY ROD BLANKS
6 1/2’
4
9
15
21
28
35.5
45
7’
4
9
14
19.5
25.5
32.5
40.5
50
7 1/3’
4.5
9.75
15.75 22.5
30
38.2
47.25 57
7 1/2’
4.5
9.5
15.75 22.5
30
38.5
48.5
59
7 3/4’
4.5
9.5
15.75 22.5
30
37.5
45.5
54.5
65.5
8’
4.5
9
15.25 21.75 29
37
45.75 55.25 65.5
8 1/2’
4
9
15
22
30
39
49
60
71
9’
4.5
9.5
15.25 21.75 29
36.5
44.75 54
64.5
76
9 1/2’
4.5
9
14.5
21
28.5
37
47
57
70
83
10’
4.5
9.75
15.75 22.75 30.75 39.25 48.25 57.5
67.75 78
89
SPEY FLY ROD BLANKS
11’6”
4.5
9.5
15.75 23.25 32
42.25 54
67.375 81
100.5
12’6”
5.25
11
19.25 27.5
38.5
50.5
64.77 77.5
94
113
13’
5.5
11.5
19.5
28.5
39.5
51.5
64.5
78.5
96.5
116.5
14’
6.75
15.125 24.625 36.75 49.5
64.5
81.75 97.5
113.375 113.125
SWITCH ROD FLY BLANKS
10’6”
4.5
9.5
15
23
31
41.875 50.375 61.5
75.5
91
10’8”
4.75
10.25 17
24.375 32.875 42.375 53
64.875 79
94.5
ITEMS YOU MUST HAVE:
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BLANK
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TIP TOP
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STRIPPING GUIDES (at LEAST one)*
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WINDING CHECK
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RUNNING GUIDES*
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THREAD
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HOOKKEEPER
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GLUE (for fastening components)
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CORK GRIP (or cork rings)
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VARNISH/EPOXY FINISH (for the wraps)
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REEL SEAT
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SMALL NYLON BRUSHES
*
Fly rod guide sets are available on page 26.
OPTIONAL ITEMS CHECKLIST:
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ROD BAG
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INSTRUCTION BOOK OR VIDEO
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ROD CASE
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FINISHING/DRYING MOTOR
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COLOR PRESERVER
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INSTRUCTION BOOK OR VIDEO
If you want your first rod to look as though it came from a factory, you may want to purchase a finishing/drying machine.
Please note that I built all of my rods for over 20 years without one! You may want an instructional book or video for
further details, but please know that thousands of folks have built excellent rods based on the simple instructions found
on our website. And eventually you’ll want to protect your investment with a high quality rod case and bag. Remember,
we’re just a phone call away: 1-800-552-8342!
FLY ROD BUILDING CHECkLIST
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Items you
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