Archive for June 2012

Sporting

Awhile back I was talking with Boyd Pfeiffer about the advent of spinning tackle. I had assumed, incorrectly as it turned out, that it was a relatively modern innovation, coming around only as of perhaps the 1930’s or 1940’s.  Boyd mentioned that spinning tackle was available in the very late 19th century, but wasn’t used much…

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2013 Expo Contracts

Over 10 times larger than any other custom rod building event, the International Custom Rod Building Exposition is far and away the largest event held for the custom rod building craft and industry.  The 10th annual edition will be held in Winson-Salem, NC on February 23 and 24, 2013. Exhibitor contracts will begin mailing first…

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New Issue

The Volume 15 #3 issue of RodMaker was mailed June 1st. Most subscribers will receive it during the 3rd and 4th weeks of June. Enjoy.

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The “Experiment” Turns Twelve.

On June 7th, 2001, at 11:24 PM, Wendy Woudstra of Pairowoodies.com made a test post on a new type of forum for custom rod builders. There had never been anything like it before, nor since. At the outset I wanted to provide a public forum for the exchange of custom rod building information that was…

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Special Expo Lodging Rates Now Available

The two host hotels for the 2013 International Custom Rod Building Exposition are now booking rooms for the upcoming event.  The Embassy Suites and Marriot, each just across the street from the Expo facility (Benton Convention Center) are offering special rates for Expo attendees. You may expedite room booking and receive the special room rate…

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