First, don’t be scared off by all the gadgets and technology available today. Building a rod may seem complicated, but it can be easy to learn and easy to do. Besides, the benefits of owning a rod that perfectly fits your hand, has exactly the right grip and is the right length is worth it.
Fishing rod manufacturers produce high quality rods for the “average” (whatever that means) angler. If you build one yourself, you get to decide the size of the guides, the type of seat for the reel, the material for the handle and grip. You would have a tool that perfectly matches each and every one of your needs, a rod that’s guaranteed to be a better choice for you than an off-the-rack rod.