Expert Custom Rod Building Seminar: Elevate Your Craft With Advanced Techniques
Join us for an exclusive seminar dedicated to the mastery of custom rod building, where the artistry of angling meets technical brilliance. This event will host renowned experts in the field, demonstrating advanced techniques refined over years of dedicated practice. Engage with leaders and innovators from American Tackle and Fuji/Anglers Resource, who will be on hand to share their insights, discuss their products and answer all your queries.
This is more than just a seminar. It's a unique opportunity to uncover industry secrets, meet with esteemed personalities, and take advantage of exclusive seminar-only product discounts. We're catering to every aspect of your experience, offering complimentary lunch and dinner on Saturday, alongside refreshments during each day's breaks. All of these benefits are available for a modest seminar fee of $50.
Dive into the weekend-long schedule packed with insights, innovations, and inspirations:
FRIDAY, October 20th
Kick off the seminar with a warm welcome at 1:30 PM and jump straight into an afternoon of informative presentations covering diverse techniques such as static deflection chart usage, thread inlays, and the multiple applications of power wrappers.
- Using Static Defection Chart For Blank Comparison & Guide Spacing by Mike Kosiba
- Shading & Thread Inlays by Jake Hutcheson
- Cord Handles For Custom Rods & Gaffs by Stuart Moore
- Multiple Power Wrapper Usages by Ryan Strunk
SATURDAY, October 21st
Saturday unfolds with a day brimming with knowledge sharing. Begin the day with check-in and registration at 7:30 AM, followed by an immersive journey into the world of thread art and feather inlays. After a hearty lunch, explore the art of weaving, artistic marbling, laser engraving, and more. Conclude the day on a high note with dinner and socializing at 7:00 PM.
- Thread Art Part 1 by Mary Christy
- Feather Inlays by Mark Crouse
- Making Your Own Carbon Fiber Grips by Bill Falconer
- Power Finishing Thread Wraps by Ryan Strunk
- Weaving Part 1 by Mark Crouse
- Artistic Marbling by Stephanie Aderhold
- Thread Art Part 2 by Mary Christy
- Laser Engraving by Curt Baker
- Weaving Part 2 by Mark Crouse
- Cork Inlay Grips & Lathe Turning Tips
SUNDAY, October 22nd
The final day of the seminar will introduce you to more intricate techniques like the crafting of artistic handle grips and duplicating tiger wraps. Conclude the learning experience with a dedicated Q&A session to clarify any doubts, consolidate your learning, and ignite further curiosities.
- Artistic Handle Grips by Mary Christy
- Duplicating Tiger Wraps by Bill Falconer
- Abalone & Snake Skin Installation by Cindy McKay
- Creative Thread Inlays – Saw Blade & Olive Branch by Stephanie Aderhold
- Question & Answer Session
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to enrich your custom rod building skills with the best in the business. Whether you're a seasoned builder or just getting started, this seminar is a stepping stone towards mastery. Register today to secure your spot and transform your craft.
Been building more than 45 years and I am still learning!! This group are in one word, “artists” what a weekend! I would definitively go to the next one! Always something new to learn!!
I had a great time learned a lot of new things looking forwards to practicing some thread art wraps reminded of some things I had learned but not used in a while, left with my battery recharged and ready to start some new techniques and polish some of my old with a new mindset seeing it done just a little another way. Thanks, Ronnie