“Cheaters”

For the first time in my 63 years of life I find myself at the mercy of my eyesight. Less than 6 months ago I could still read the date on the face of a dime. My opthamologist  remarked that I might be one of those rare individuals that could possibly escape deterioration of my…

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Experimentation…

There is value in trying things yourself. This morning I was playing with a 6’6” freshwater spinning rod. Decided to try all the known modern guide systems on it – MicroWave, KW, GPS, and 27X. It confirmed what I already knew – that among any good, properly implemented modern guide system, the difference in casting…

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New Books

Two new RodMaker Special Publication books will debut at the upcoming 2022 International Custom Rod Building Exposition – Magic Wands & Legacy by Rich Forhan and Creative Rod Crafting by Nuno Paulino. 

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New Issue

RodMaker Magazine Volume 25 #1 will mail on February 1st, 2022. Most subscribers will receive it around the 3rd week of February. This issue also marks the magazine’s 25th year of publication.

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Location, Location, Location…

Surely there is a better place to host an international custom rod building event than Winston-Salem, NC, right? Actually no, and this has been proven at least a dozen or more times in the past two decades. Numerous attempts at large scale rod building events have been pursued in Southern California, Washington State, Texas, Kentucky,…

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New Issue Mails Monday

The latest issue of RodMaker Magazine, Volume 24 #5, mails Monday October 4th. Most subscribers will receive it during the 3rd week of October. Some will get it a little sooner, others a little later.

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New Article For the Online Library…

From time to time I like to add a RodMaker Magazine article to the Rodbuilding.org  on line library. There are two main reasons for doing this – First, to help out those who may be seeking an idea or information on a particular subject, and second, to allow rod builders who do not subscribe to…

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