Archive for September 2011

Edward Karacozian

Hi Tom,  I am writing to cancel Ed’s subscription.  He passed away in his sleep last May.  He so loved Rodmaker magazine.  We have every copy he ever got.  If you have any need for back copies they are in perfect condition.  I just can’t see getting rid of such beautiful magazines. Toni Karacozian  …

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Reaching the Craft

There’s still a lot of work to be done compiling the results of the Rod Builders Survey that mailed in the Volume 14 #3 issue of RodMaker. Just over 4,300 survey forms have been returned, of which about half have now been tallied. From that number, certain facts are already apparent.   I’ve always believed…

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A Shameless Plug…

Custom rod builders who rely on the internet for the bulk of their rod building information and education will always lag behind those who subscribe to RodMaker. When did you first hear of Micro Guides, Carbon Skinned Grips, The Common Cents System, Marbling, Free Form or Beaded Wraps?  When you attend a rod building seminar…

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Scale

The shooting club I belong to is comprised of just over 400 acres. An added benefit, it includes two nice ponds, one is fairly large, about 5 acres. While doing some shooting this past weekend, one of my fishing buddies decided to try his hand at some bream fishing in those ponds. He met with…

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14-3 and 14-4 available now

Several folks (non-subscribers) have asked about specific articles which appeared in the recent Volume 14, number 3 and number 4 issues. Both of those issues are available now, on the back issue page.   New issues generally go on sale on the back issue page about a month after subscribers have received them.   Tom…

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Email Subject Line…

Statistics vary, but the general consensus is that most folks receive an average of about 85 junk or spam emails per day.  I receive considerably more – often as many as 350 in a single 24 hour time period. I mention this because I don’t bother reading them. In fact, I don’t even open them.…

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