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#1 Tom Kirkman

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:19 AM

As of September 10, these are the exhibitors that have purchased booth space for the 2013 International Custom Rod Building Exposition:


AFTCO Mfg.

Angler's Envy

American Tackle

Angler's Resource (Fuji)

Angler's Roost

Axii Rods

Batson Enterprises/Rainshadow/Alps

Bingham Enterprises

Cork 4US

Decal Connection

Fishhawk

FishSticks

Get Bit Outdoors

Hydra Fishing, LLC

Klingspors WoodWorking Shop

Klondike Rod Company

Lamiglas, Inc.

Mudhole Custom Tackle

Pacific Bay, Int.

RodDancer

RodMaker Magazine

Schlesinger Wood Turning

Sticks 'N Bones

Swampland Tackle

United Composites

Wind Rods

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#2 Jojackc

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:48 PM

Where is it at?

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:05 PM

QUOTE (Jojackc @ Sep 13 2012, 08:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Where is it at?



Too far for us to go. At least for me.
Feb 23-24 Winston-Salem NC

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:16 PM

QUOTE (Goduster @ Sep 14 2012, 12:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Too far for us to go. At least for me.



It's never too far! people come from all around the world!

#5 rattlesnake custom rods

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:11 PM

I already have my plane tickets and hotel. headbang.gif
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#6 Jojackc

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:43 PM

It would be interesting to go.. Just not sure if the wife would let me lol. To bad it wasn't like in Vegas or something that would be cool.

#7 John T.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:29 PM

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Just not sure if the wife would let me lol

Take the Mrs. There is a lot to do in W-S. Google the city and look for tourist info. Used to live near there. Hey, wasn't the shoe in High Point?

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#8 Goduster

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:57 PM

They moved it for 2013 John

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#9 Tom Kirkman

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:42 AM

If it was in Vegas the cost to do it would preclude most of the current exhibitors from attending. Not to mention, 70% of the people, and 70% of the rod builders, live east of the Mississippi River. You have to really pay attention to the demographics involved to get this to work as well as it does. The corridor from Atlanta to about Richmond is the only one where you could have such a large custom rod building event. Remember, they tried this in California, Texas, Seattle and at least a half dozen other places. None of those events could draw well enough to continue. Most couldn't even turn out 200 rod builders. Here in NC, we got just over 3,000 last year. This is why all the manufacturers and dealers keep coming back year after year.

I truly wish the event was extremely convenient for everybody, but it never will be. Neither is Disney World.

#10 John T.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:04 AM

Going to try it this year! For those who live in the West, make your reservation now. Use one of the search engines as Kayak to get deals on airlines, rental cars, etc. Earlier, the better and cheaper. Charlotte, NC is a major airport/hub. It is about 81 miles to W-S, according to the Atlas. You will have to stop in Lexington, NC on the way to W-S and try the Carolina BBQ! Also, the Carolinas have great seafood restaurants.
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FWIW, I found Hotwire to be best for my trip to Oregon last year.

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#11 Tom Kirkman

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:15 PM

More booth contracts were in today's mail, the updated exhibitor list is as follows:

AFTCO Mfg.

Angler's Envy

American Tackle

Angler's Resource (Fuji)

Angler's Roost

Axii Rods

Batson Enterprises/Rainshadow/Alps

Bingham Enterprises

Craftsman Concepts

Cork 4US

DBlue Fishing

Decal Connection

Fishhawk

FishSticks

Get Bit Outdoors

Hydra Fishing, LLC

Klingspors Woodworking Shop

Klondike Rod Company

Lamiglas, Inc.

Mickel's Custom Rods

Mudhole Custom Tackle

Pacific Bay, Int.

RodDancer

RodMaker Magazine

Schlesinger Wood Turning

St. Croix Rod Company

Sticks 'N Bones

Swampland Tackle

Talon Graphite

United Composites

Wind Rods

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#12 Tom Kirkman

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:01 PM

The list continues to grow:


As of October 25th , 2012

AFTCO Mfg.

Angler's Envy

American Tackle

Angler's Resource (Fuji)

Angler's Roost

Axii Rods

Batson Enterprises/Rainshadow/Alps

Bingham Enterprises

C. Boyd Pfeiffer

Craftsman Concepts

Cork 4US

DBlue Fishing

Decal Connection

Fishhawk

FishSticks

Get Bit Outdoors

Hydra Fishing, LLC

Klingspors Woodworking Shop

Klondike Rod Company

Lamiglas, Inc.

Mudhole Custom Tackle

Pacific Bay, Int.

RodDancer

RodMaker Magazine

Schlesinger Wood Turning

Seeker Rod Company

St. Croix Rod Company

Sticks 'N Bones

Swampland Tackle

Talon Graphite

United Composites

Wind Rods

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#13 Jojackc

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:43 AM

How far away is the Beach my wife said she would consider it if we could go to the beach or Jersey while we where there. Jersey I know is to far away but the beach I'm guessing is about 100miles away?

#14 John T.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:54 AM

About 4-5 hours away. From W-S: 235 miles to Wilmington area; lot farther to the Outer Banks.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:44 AM

The big thing in Winston-Salem is to go see Old Salem. It's a restoration/recreation of the late 1700's town of Salem, and the original German settlement of the area. Arts, crafts, costumed re-enactors, etc., etc. A number of the original buildings are still standing, and, of course, a visit to the Moravian bakery is a must!

You are also just a short drive from the Blue Ridge Parkway, but late Feb. is not a particularly desirable time to visit the mountains. W-S is home to Wake Forest Univ., and also has it's share of museums and shopping malls, so one could amuse oneself quite easily.

The beach is due east of W-S on I-40, but as we say around here, it's a pretty fur piece.



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