Leading 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 that he has learned to others.
He 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.
For a cost of either £150 or £165, depending on location, pupils will leave the course with their own, hand-made 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.”
For more information on the products and services offered by Gavin, check out his website at: http://www.stlegercustomrods.com/courses.html
Alternatively, give him a call on: 07907 445653.