Expo Seminar List

Following is the tentative seminar presentation list for the upcoming 2012 International Custom Rod Building Exposition. Expect it to change slightly over the new few weeks with a few more additions and perhaps a change or two.

Tom Kirkman



Saturday February 25, 2012

Room A

9 AM – Basic Rod Building with Jim Upton & Dennis Papike

11 AM – Foam Core Composite Grips 101 (basic) with Capt. Mike Pedersen

12 PM (noon) – Advanced Foam/Carbon Grips with Capt. Mike Pedersen

1 PM – Introductory Wood Turning with Morris Schlesinger

3 PM – Building Presentation Grade Rod Cases with Mark Crouse


Room B

10 AM – Abalone Shell Inlays with Kevin Knox

11 AM  – Rod Sensitivity with Jason Brunner

12 PM (noon) – Building Great Lakes Trolling Rods with David Mayer

1 PM – Building Rods for Charter Boats with Ken Preston

2 PM – Rod Blank Design with Jason Brunner

3 PM – 3D Beaded Wraps with Lana Preston



Sunday February 26, 2012

Room A

9 AM – Basic Thread Weaving with Jim Upton

10AM – Advanced Thread Weaving with Jim Upton

12 PM (noon) -  EVA Grip Construction with Billy Vivona


Room B

10 AM – Custom Rod Inscriptions with David Mayer

11 AM – Modern Rod Repair with Ralph O’Quinn

1 PM – Rod Building and the Internet with Ken Preston

2 PM – Long Distance Surf Rods with Ryan White