January 2011

Raleigh Bass & Saltwater Show

I took the morning off to attend the Raleigh Bass & Saltwater Fishing Show with Rodney Powell and Sammy Mickel.  Nice event. Several well known custom rod builders were in attendance. Scott Parsons from RodDancer/Fishsticks was on hand… but not to display his rod building products, Instead, he was demonstrating a new live bait tank…

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What The Heck Is a Popping Rod?

One of the many features found at the Rodbuilding.org website, is the complete Rod Building Glossary. For many rod builders, particularly beginners, this online glossary helps them gain much greater insight into unique rod building terminology. What is the rod building definition of Action? Power? Speed? Who patented the Spiral Wrap? Who invented the 3D…

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Expo Origins

Most rod builders recognize the International Custom Rod Building Exposition as the world’s largest custom rod building event. What many don’t know, is where it got its start. While attending Barry Serviente’s 2003 Fly Fishing Show in Charlotte, NC, I approached him about the unused space in the Charlotte Convention Center. Turns out he was paying for…

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