rod builder Gavin St Leger is to start offering rod-building courses
at a number of locations around the country.
Gavin has been a keen rod
builder for the last 15 years and has decided to start teaching the
craft in a bid to pass on the skills he has learnt to others.
explained: “A lot of anglers have asked me in the past about whether I
would be able to show them, in the simplest way possible, what rod
building is all about. Like professional sportsmen, avid fishermen are
athletes. They understand that remaining at the top of their game means
the rod must continue to be a seamless extension of their arm –
comfortable and fitting in every way while outputting maximum
performance with the greatest level of efficiency. Fortunately you can
put that perfect rod in your hands by building it yourself. Our courses
are designed to give you the knowledge to start building the perfect
rod, and we have a number of courses available throughout the year and
across the UK. Space is limited to 20 to 30 pupils, depending on the venue.
a cost of either £150 or £165, depending on location, pupils will leave
the course with their own, handmade rod, and also have the option to
buy other tools or kits that they want or need to continue with their
new hobby. Of course, I will also be only a phone call away should they
require any more advice or information after the course has finished.”