Interview with a Rodmaker Revisited

Interview with a Rodmaker Revisited

Andy Dear | Monday, 20 November 2023

Back in 2021, I wrote a series of Front Pages that detailed a series of interviews I did for RodMaker Magazine, which you can read here
Recently I was asked by a very dear friend of mine, who has recently started a podcast dedicated to the craft called Mastering Rodbuilding to participate in an interview that detailed my own history in the industry.

My friendship with Bill Falconer goes back close to 30 years. We met on one of the early online rodbuilding forums, probably somewhere around 1995, and have remained close friends ever since. When I had my original company, Lamar Fishing, Bill was a valued ally, and right there supporting me the whole way. More recently Bill has purchased Angler's Resource, the USA distributor for FUJI rod components. He has also started a successful podcast called Mastering Rodbuilding. A couple of months ago, Bill invited me to be a featured guest on the Mastering Rodbuilding podcast, which of course I was thrilled to do. I am not exactly sure that my "career" in this industry was worthy of a 2+ hour podcast, but none the less Bill felt that it was, and I am grateful for the opportunity. I wasnt planning on a long form converstaion, but I have to admit, it was great fun, and I think we actually covered some pretty interesting subject matter.

I have provided a link below for anyone who is interested.

Hope you all are having a great week,