Fish the best custom rod available from Ken Prager 610-999-9897......

Vintage Rod - Rod Building Classes

Our wildly successful Rod Building Classes:  Will now be held by appointment. Call Ken at 610 999-9897 for information regarding future classes.   


                  Dates for 2015 as follows:

                   Classes by appointment         

 Call Ken for information about future classes

Class size is limited to four builders. The registration fee is $120.00 prepaid and non-refundable due by the Thursday prior to the first class. This does not include rod-building materials. You will need to purchase your rod blank and components from our existing shop inventories. If you plan to provide your own blank and components the registration fee for the class is $229.00   Based on your choices, your completed rod can cost as little at $79 or as much as $500. You will finish the course with a handcrafted rod made to your custom choices! Classes are sequential and it is important to be able to attend each class.  Missing a class will require a make up fee of $35.00 in order to be back in sequence.

Unique features like feather inlays, individually logged serial number, custom and exotic woods, removable cork butt extensions, relief cut coins, custom decals like, brown trout, pompano or stripers and other fish species, and decorative but practical rod ferrule alignment inlays, all make your custom rod one-of-a-kind and can also make your rod heirloom quality, one to treasure and pass on to a young fisher in your life.

White Clay Outfitters uniquely identifies every custom rod with a  logged serial number.

Student Rick D custom patriot rod made in White Clay Outfitters rod building class

Student Rick D - star alignment markers and ferrule wraps-creative effects are possible in the White Clay Outfitters classes

Class is in session

WCO rod builder and instructor Ken Prager with two students; Clay & Jim.  Personal attention to details guided by instruction creates a "first rod" better than a manufactured rod off the rack

Build it yourself rods!

Custom removable cork extension with rubber butt by Professional Rod Builder Ken Prager

Special features like feather inlays used as decoration and ferrule alignment markers - just one of the special features available to students of White Clay Outfitters classes!

Wow!  Great relief cut- fish coin with batik background; That's special!

A rod building student favorite - inlayed decals like this Pompano rod decal...

Find us at:

Vintage Rod, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928  - 610.999.9897

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