May 2012

Firsts

This year, 2012, RodMaker Magazine celebrates its 15th anniversary. Looking back, RodMaker brought many “firsts” to the rod building craft. I’d like to mention a few of them here. 1998 – RodMaker becomes the first full size publication for custom rod builders. RodMaker also becomes the first custom rod building publication available by subscription, outside…

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A Fun Time

I have been fortunate enough to fish all over the world. I’ve taken Blue Marlin (a 650+ pounder), Tuna, Swordfish, Cobia (a 72 pounder), Wahoo, etc., etc., but my favorite fishing is fly rodding for smallmouth bass on mountain rivers. I like being in the water. I like the fight of a smallmouth on a…

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RodMaker Wood Turning Seminar

On May 5th, 2012, rod builders with an eye on learning wood turning met at the RodMaker Offices and Shop in High Point, NC. With one exception, all were first timers at the lathe. And with that one exception, none of the others even owned a lathe.   Master wood turner and wood turning teacher…

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Expo Update

Spent the day in Winston-Salem visiting the Benton Convention Center again. We have set out the floor plan and have included a casting lane this year.   I also spent some time touring the main hotels and have to say they are very elegantly appointed and well equipped with about every amenity you can imagine.…

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