I would like to try my hand at building a fly rod and I am looking at the 5 piece Forcast blank from Hook and Hackle in a 6 weight. I was wanting your opinions on the blank and about the standard compo nets that H&H sells in their kits. I can get the kit with a video for 81 bucks.

Finding the spine worries me but some here think that it is not a big deal. I have encountered the same in graphite golf shafts and came to the conclusion it was not a significant worry.

Let me know what you think of this deal for a first time rod builder.