I haven't built any rods this year (or more specifically haven't completed any). so haven't posted anything, but I do come by and read once a week or so. One thing I have noticed is that the Sponsor's Corner is pretty inactive. I see that Karen Hapka, for example, is posting her specials only on the Buy-Sell- Trade rodbuilding FB page, but not here. Getting early announcements of special sales on the Sponsor's corner used to be a real draw. But I also agree with Eric that things are slower during fishing season.