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January 2003
Issue 10

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The January, 2003 issue of Power Fibers contains:

A Ship of Tools

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a tool junkie. I have an obsessive-compulsive disorder that requires me to make or buy tools.

How many of you have at least two or three catalogs laying around.... 

Preusch 4-String Binder

Four string binders are not new! There have been many different versions and configurations for 4-string binders over the years. Several of the old-time production rod companies...


The Divining Rod

It’s been ten years. That’s right! Ten years since the movie A River Runs Through It debuted in Bozeman that early October evening of 1992. I remember...

SRG 2002

I recently left Southern Maryland on a trip to the northeast corner of Arkansas. Nestled in the Ozarks, the towns of Mountain Home and Flippin...

Twisted Miss

I was playing around in the shop one day and got to thinking about all the things that can go wrong when making a rod. I wondered what a rod would do if a strip were glued with the pith...

First Cane on the West Branch

Winters are far too long in Maine with far too much time for reflection, but barely enough time for building a rod or two, repairing gear, and replenishing fly boxes. Last winter brought the entirely unexpected - a new 7 1/2 foot “OP” from a fellow....



Garrison! How many of us started our journey down the road to building bamboo fly rod from scratch by first buying the book by Hoagy Charmichael about Everett Garrison’s method of building a bamboo fly rod? I know this...


Rodmaker Profile: Joe Byrd

For the past several months - almost a year, in fact - I’ve spent one or two days a week in the basement of a Kingsport, Tenn. house that, from a streetside glance, seems to yield no special promise...


It’s Good to Have a Few Options 

Here’s a rod I designed based on my modified Dickerson 7912. I haven’t built this one yet but it is a relative of the Montour Creek rod. Here is the taper with some additional options for...


Steelhead on the Fly, Part One

I have a theory that I probably cannot prove, but in my heart I know that it is true; some anglers are trout fisherman and some anglers are steelheaders. I grew into fly-fishing by chasing big, lake run browns, Chinook salmon, and steelhead, and so my heart has never strayed far from there. It is only the convenience...

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