I'm toying with the idea of learning how to build rods. I tie flies, make lures, and make lead weight so rod build seems like a natural next step. The problem is that I know nothing about it. I'm not the best when it comes to detail so I'm a wee bit intimidated by some of the nice home made rods I've seen. One question I have is, is it close to being cost effective? Another is how much gear do you need? I was thinking about talking to Mrs Santa Clause.