Standards Change

Over time, standards change. Even within my own rod building lifetime I have seen the standard thread wrap coating change from varnish, to lacquer to epoxy. Each new standard has offered certain advantages over the previous one. Most of these advancements, however, have come at the cost of a loss of some amount of user-friendliness.…

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A Lesson To Learn…

Today’s conventional wisdom says that the internet is now the end-all, be-all of nearly everything. That supposed wisdom, however, is anything but, particularly where advertising and marketing is concerned. Last year, Cabelas reported total sales of just over 2.5 BILLION DOLLARS. These are smart folks – they don’t miss a trick. They possess a computer…

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The Beginning…

The recent decision to move to an all color format reminded me of RodMaker’s earliest days.  The very first three issues featured no color whatsoever – they were done entirely in black & white. The first two issues, were 24 page affairs, with zero advertising. I found out pretty quickly that nobody was going to…

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