We talk with many rod builders each week, and from beginners to the professionals, eventually everyone makes an oops. Here are the top 5 rod building mistakes.
Custom rod marbling is one of the hottest new techniques rod builders are using to create stunning works of functional art.
The basic premise is to mix an ultra-concentrated marbling pigment with an epoxy finish – then swirl and drag the mixture in varying patterns on butt wraps and guide wraps.
Marbling is a fun, easy and unique way of customizing your fishing rods and can be learned by anyone in a few short minutes.
Checkerboard cork handles really make a custom fishing rod unique, and it is actually a fairly straight forward process. With just a few tools and a little bit of practice, you will have limitless design possibilities when building your next custom fishing rod handle.
As time goes by, our favorite fishing rods really take a beating, and often the grips become so worn and chipped that it starts to affect your fishing. Unless your grips suffer a complete failure, consider these tips for repairing your cork and EVA grips.
This article highlights some common best practices for maintaining or repairing your EVA and cork fishing rod handles and grips.