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, you don’t have to be an artist or even have a sharp sense of aesthetics to make wise color decisions – it’s already been done for you. You just have to know where to look.


For instance, each day I make a short commute from my residence in Winston-Salem to the RodMaker office in High Point. It’s about 17 miles, one-way, and much of the route is covered with billboards, business signs, etc.  All of these were created and produced by folks who have a background in graphic art and design.  Very often I’ll notice that one or more really catches my eye due to the particular color scheme involved. Right there is a combination that’ll work on a custom rod!


So keep your eyes open – let those who are indeed schooled and/or well gifted in aesthetics to aid you, at no charge, on the color scheme for your next custom rod.


Tom Kirkman