Advanced Fishing Rod Building Workshop

<< All Events Start: Friday, April 28, 2023 - 06:00 pm
End: Sunday, April 30, 2023 - 08:00 am
Lake Metigoshe State Park

Build a custom fishing rod and take your fishing rod to the next level! Perfect for those that want to build another rod with Chuck DeRemer and/or obtain further instruction on more detailed wraps and decorative techniques. This workshop is for anyone over the age of 14 (age 12, if participant is registering with a parent/guardian). PREREQUISITE—MUST HAVE PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE BUILDING A FISHING ROD.

Registration opens March 10, 2023 at noon via ShowClix at Registration closes on April 24 at 5pm for the Advanced Workshop—unless workshop(s) are sold out. Participants register by purchasing a ticket online. Limited to 12 participants.

Workshop fee is $250 which includes the cost of the basic rod building materials in addition to breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Optional handle upgrades will be available for additional fees that can be paid for onsite.

Ticket sales are final, no exceptions. If, for whatever reason, Lake Metigoshe State Park needs to cancel, refunds will be provided. If you have registered and are no longer able to attend, you can send a replacement as long as prior notification is provide via email to on or prior to 5 pm on April 26.

Workshop starts on Friday (6 pm-9 pm) and goes all day Saturday (9am-5pm). Rods must continually spin during drying process overnight on Saturday; fishing rods will be available for pick-up at 8 am on Sunday morning.

Workshop will take place in the Lake Metigoshe State Park Dining Hall, located near the entrance of the park.

Lodging is available onsite as there are full service, semi-primitive and primitive cabins available onsite in addition to a semi-primitive yurt. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-807-4723 or by visiting 

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