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By 2, Get 1 (actually 2) FREE

A few years back, the RodMaker Special Edition CDs were introduced. The set includes 3 volumes: #1 – Guide Sizing & Placement (all rod types), #2 – Task Specific Rod Building, and #3 – Rod Building Shops, Tools & Equipment. Priced at just $29.95. they have been brisk sellers.

 

Now for a limited time, buy any 2 and get the third one for free. In other words, you can now get the whole set for the price of just 2!

 

But wait! (now this sounds like a good early morning TV ad) With every order I’ll toss in another freebie – the 2011 International Custom Rod Building Exposition Presentation on Custom Rod Building History, Custom Rod Gallery, and Custom Rod Builders. This presentation grade DVD includes over 100 plates and runs roughly 40 minutes in length. It includes some of the most beautiful custom rods you’ll ever see, plus the history of the craft as never compiled before. Plays very well on even large screen televisions.

 

This offer is only available by mail order. Total price, postpaid, is just $59.95. Send check or MO made out to: RodMaker, to RodMaker, PO Box 1322, High Point, NC 27261. Orders postmarked no later than August 10th will be honored. Orders received after that date will be returned. Enjoy!

 

Tom Kirkman

 

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Fast Start

It’s still very early, extremely early in fact, but the International Custom Rod Building Exposition is off to a fast start. Following are the companies that had signed on to exhibit and display at the 2013 event, as of July 12, 2012.

Angler’s Envy

American Tackle

Angler’s Roost

Batson Enterprises/Rainshadow/Alps

Bingham Enterprises

FishHawk

Fishsticks

Mudhole Custom Tackle

MHX Rod Blanks

Renzetti, Inc.

Roddancer

RodMaker Magazine

United Composites, USA

Obviously, this is the tip of the iceberg. The 2013 event will feature over 50 exhibitors (actual rod building related exhibitors) and in 100 booths. Stay tuned over the next few weeks as the bulk of the custom rod building industry signs on for what is destined to be the largest and best custom rod building event in history!

Tom Kirkman

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Early Exhibitor List

The 2013 International Custom Rod Building Exposition has already signed several exhibitors. And… the booth contracts were only mailed middle of last week!

 

The first companies to sign on are:

 

American Tackle

Angler’s Roost

Bingham Enterprises

Mudhole Custom Tackle

United Composites USA

Total booths taken: 17. A pretty good start for the first week!

Expect the list to double, or triple, by late next week. Expect to see 50+ companies on board by late August as we move towards the largest Expo in history.

 

Tom Kirkman

 

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2013 Expo Floor Plan

The 2013 International Custom Rod Building Exposition floor plan is now set.

 

It features 91 booth spaces and the largest total seminar area in the event’s history. Hopefully we can alleviate some of the crowding we’ve had to deal with at many of the Expo’s most popular seminars (see below). Folks that have never attended the Expo still have a hard time comprehending the breadth and scope of a truly international rod building event!

 

We have also added a casting lane, although with 17 foot ceilings it will not be totally appropriate for long distance spinning or casting outfits. Fly casting, flipping, pitching, etc., will be easily accommodated indoors now, however.

Aisles will be standard consumer show width, at about 10 to 12 feet. Obviously this will be less than half the widths of the aisles we’ve enjoyed at the Showplace the past 6 years and will make crowd movement a bit less convenient, but the overall size of the hall is larger and will allow us to accommodate a few more exhibitors. A decent trade-off in my estimation.

I have already received a few contracts back in the mail this week, so starting late next week I’ll begin adding exhibitors to the list on the event website. The Expo will once again be the largest event for custom rod builders anywhere in the world, by a wide, wide margin. Hope to see you there.

Tom Kirkman

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