Thanks for your reply. I don’t want to be too ambitious but would like to try and build a 6’00” - 2wt - 4 pce fly rod.
I don’t want to spend a million pounds on a ‘first try’ but neither do I want to buy something so cheap, that I need to change it tomorrow.
Any suggestions based on this info would be really welcome.
Mmm... I'm a fly man and I have already a 5wt and 7wt rods and would like to try small stream/river fishing. Hence the choice of building a 2/3wt. Your advice re the light rod and possible difficulty puts a different dimension to my thinking.You might struggle to find that size of blank in UK. Mick at Bloke may have something, your other alternative is NEXT tackle on e bay, blanks come from Bulgaria (BFC) Bulgaria Fly Co. I built 6 of their nymph rods last winter and a couple frm Mick, not a thing wrong with them, made far East but then again so are most of the "big" names at 20 x the cost for no or little gain.
Just checked their trade list for BFC, closest they have is a 6ft 6" , 4 section, 3#. Lightest I keep in stock is 9ft, 4 section, 4# and that is a Rainshadow blank.
Just a thought here, for your first attempt you could be looking at a world of pain building on something so light, your choice of course but you may want to attempt something a bit more beefy for a first go.
When you make you mind up, only to happy to help you out as you go along, I build the odd rod or two.