I have been building freshwater rods for awhile and I have done a couple light saltwater rods but I have essentially built bare bones meatsticks and I want to step it up a couple notches by building some bigger rods and creating nicer lookinng gear. I know there is a ton of learning materials out there, can you guys point me in a good direction for some books or internet resources. Also, what are the best ways to save a few bucks when buying components? I do not live in an area where there are stores that carry supplies so everything I purchase has to be ordered. mudhole has obviously been a valuable resource but something tells me there are ways I can save by looking elsewhere.