The rod will be a 6 wt, 7’6” rod, or 90 inches.  I need tips and butt strips 45 inches long plus an extra 6 inches to help during the planing phase.



Also need to plan for spacing the nodes.  I use the 3 x 3 method.  This way there will be no two nodes touching one another all along the rod. 



Marking for the tip end cut...



....and the butt end cut.  The cut line is at 51 inches. Strips are now numbered and the sequence will be kept until the strips are glued.




 Butt strips done.




Strips for all three sections cut with all nodes properly spaced out.