With several thousand rod builders attending, the International Custom Rod Building Exposition is arguably the worldâ€™s largest custom rod building event. And by a wide, wide margin. But what is the worldâ€™s second largest custom rod building event? The answer may surprise you…
It turns out that the RodMaker Magazine Reception is the second largest rod building event held anywhere in the world. This year, just over 430 custom rod builders attended the event in its new location – the Winston Salem Embassy Suites Grand Ballroom.
The RodMaker Reception is open to all subscribers of RodMaker Magazine. It is funded by the magazine with over 100 door prizes donated by RodMaker advertisers and sponsors. There is no fee associated with the event. The food, the entertainment and the merchandise is provided free of charge to the subscribers.
While not part of and nowhere near as large as the â€œExpoâ€ the RodMaker Reception is noteworthy in its own right.