Check out Mudhole.com. If you go to the clearence blanks you will see some Gator close out blanks. Those are what i used. You can call them and they will help you get set up with the right grips and such. They are FANTASTIC to deal with. Great prices. Great customer service!!
Thats another good place to buy from. the only 15.00 blanks they have left are 7ft blanks. If it would not be such a pain to get 7ft rods to ak i would buy a few. I did buy some of their 15.00 6ft blanks when they still had those for 15.00. Great people to work with as well. AK powder monkey gave good adivice here!
I toyed with the idea of building up my own jig rod. Through some research, here are a few of the rod blanks I found that would be suitable for such a task. Prices for this range from $-$$$.
Batson Enterprises ($)
SeaMaster Pro Jig
Synit Venom ($$$)
Jigging Master 300 or 350g ($$$)
Black Hole Cape Cod Jigging Blank ($$$)
JPR Custom ($$)
This are just some rods to consider, there are plenty of good rods available, many not on this list. Calstar and Seeker also have decent jigging blanks, so you should also check to see what they offer. They seem to be pretty popular, they just didn't have the specs I wanted in a jig rod.
I haven't looked into kits, so I can't help you there. I was just going to buy all the parts separately, I have a list of reel seats and guides that I was considering if you are interested, but take in mind I have ZERO experience building rods. Which is why I am going to be buying a built up jigging master instead of building my own.
Batson makes GREAT blanks for the money. I also built 2 10wt rods for fishing reds on the Kenai. They were built on Batson blanks. Great people to work with as well. Vaaler is right about shipping to AK. parcel post is not too bad. I live in MN and did not want to bring them on a plane so i shipped 6 rods to anchorage for 28.00. Those were completed rods.