DVD - Rod Building Basics (Ken Preston)
Hello fellow fishermen rod builders and gift-givers! My name is Ken Preston. I'm just over the half-century mark with 45 of those years spent engaged in chasing fish, occasionally even capturing a few for the table. Ocean to puddles, there is nothing too small (or too large) to hold the promise of a fish.
I've been designing, building, and repairing rods now for myself and friends for about 25 years. I've had the opportunity to travel fairly extensively through the Far East and Oceania with 10 years off and on in Australia. I've been afforded the opportunity of exchanging ideas with builders from England across the United States to Japan.
I have built custom rods for Charter captains on the Chesapeake bay including the vice chairman of the National Charter boat captains association, blue water Wahoo and tuna chasers, long distance surf casters as well as some folk who participate in Sweetwater bass angling tournaments and trout anglers.
My goal is to share as much knowledge as I can in the most easily digestible formats possible. With help from friends I've established a fairly extensive "how to" build and repair fishing rods web site http://www.kensfishingrods.com/ and I can be found - using my real name on several of the most popular internet rod building sites. I participate whenever I can in seminars on rod building and a few of the outdoor expos on the East Coast.
I think you will find the video informative and easy to understand. Rod building as a hobby or a business can be a rewarding life long pursuit. I hope this DVD will help you over and over again along the way.