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New Publication - RodMaker Magazine

New Publication – RodMaker Magazine A new publication landed on my desk several days ago and has really caught my attention. So much so that I put off writing this week’s feature to try to come up with words to describe the quality of both the layout and content of this magazine. For many years,…

Consider A Custom Fishing Rod

Consider A Custom Fishing Rod For some years now, it seems that the popular fishing rod manufacturers have been able to convince anglers that their finished product is as good as it gets. Several years ago, many rod manufacturers were very active in promoting custom rod building, however, it is obvious by how these same…

Selecting A Rod Blank

Selecting A Rod Blank In the last article, I discussed some reasons why you should consider a custom built fishing rod. You could either build it yourself or have one crafted for you. Regardless of your choice, you will need to think about which blank you will want the rod built on. The blank will…

Custom Rod Component Selection (Part 1)

Custom Rod Component Selection (Part 1) In last week’s article, we took a look at various considerations in choosing the blank for your custom fishing rod. After you have decided upon the blank model, you get to choose what components the rod will be built with. The type of handle you choose and the reel…

Custom Rod Component Selection (Part II)

Custom Rod Component Selection (Part II) In the last article on custom rod component selection, we discussed several things to consider when choosing your grip and reel seat. As promised, this week I would like to take a look at what is available in the choice of guides. Some don’t put a whole lot of…

Conclave 2000

Conclave 2000 Tom Greek had a dream. This year, he is seeing his dream realized as a result of a lot of hard work, expense, and effort on his part. It is a realization that is going to be of great assistance to serious fly anglers and reputable custom rod builders alike. For many years,…