Archive for November 2011

Bernie Cohen

Esteemed rod builder Bernie Cohen passed away yesterday. The news came as a bit of a shock to me because it’s only been a few weeks since I received the letter below:     Tom, A little note to let you know that after almost 2 years of battling cancer I’m free of that dreaded…

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A Little Help

One of the most difficult things for so many custom rod builders is deciding what thread colors will complement each other, or the rod blank color. Builders want their rods to be attractive, but many feel that they’re just not up to the task when it comes to matters of aesthetics. But the thing is,…

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Almost Full…

Spent the better part of today working on the floor plan for the upcoming International Custom Rod Building Exposition – the World’s largest event for the rod building craft and industry.   Even with a continued down economy, we’re down to just 8 booths left unsold! I’m releasing those to companies on the waiting list…

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Rod Builder Tables

By all accounts, the International Custom Rod Building Exposition has been immensely successful. The is one aspect of the Expo, however, that I wish more custom rod builders would take advantage of – the opportunity to present your business to serious fishermen.   It’s no secret that the Expo pulls in more than just rod…

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New Issue

Volume 14 #6 is being printed this week. It will mail early in December and most readers will get it around Christmas time.   Tom Kirkman   ………………..

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Gallery Photos

One of the most popular features of RodMaker Magazine down through the years has been the readers’ Photo Gallery.  Each issue’s gallery installment features some of the finest custom rod building work in the world. The method in which the photos are presented highlights the work in the best manner possible and exposes a builder…

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