Cabela's sent a tackle buidling catalog. Although I tossed it, I did notice that top quality rod kits were much cheaper than the assembled versions - savings of maybe $100 to $300 per rod.
If I'd built my 4 rods, I think I could maybe have paid for the rod building gear. Any problems with home-built rods? Is it as satisfying as it seems, or more frustrating than it's worth? Did you teach yourself, or take a course somewhere?