Upcoming Shop Closures & Order Notes

Head’s Up…Golden Witch has several shop closures coming up in the relatively near future. Late in 2017 GW will be closed for our annual Christmas break from December 21st – January 2nd. Please plan ahead and order ahead of your needs…we’re extremely busy this year. As always, please order custom products well in advance of shop closures to avoid unnecessary delays. If you need holiday gifts that are the least bit custom, please order by the first week of December. Following Christmas break, the next closures will be February 23rd – March 5th and then April 20th – April 30th. I tend to work non-stop when the shop is open, so I sincerely appreciate your understanding during those times when I shut down to spend time with family. You may notice a trend here, a new work rhythm that I’m experimenting with so I don’t burn out. Generally speaking, the shop will be open for 6-8 weeks, then closed for a week with a ramp-down Friday and ramp-up Monday on both ends of the closed week. We’re also closed for major holidays. Everyone involved here – Matt, Nikki, Drake, & I - appreciates your business and your patience with custom orders. Golden Witch couldn’t do what we do without you. Thanks! -Russ

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Bamboo Bicycle Frame!

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Bamboo Bike Frame

Karl Nielsen (@woodbikenielsen and @kidcalifornia on Instagram) got with us on the construction of his custom bamboo bike frame. Using Peak Bamboo, carbon, various woods and a lot of patience and elbow grease, he put together a real beauty.  We think you’ll agree; check out the specifications and pictures in the PDF to get your juices flowing.  Let us know how we can assist you with materials and know-how for your next bamboo project!

Read the PDF here.

Ferrule Advice

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If you have the least question about ferrules – if you’re new to ferrules or only moderately experienced – please, please read this information at least once. I promise, it will help to prevent mistakes and misunderstandings. Thanks!

Welcome to the Golden Witch Ferrule Advice Ramble! I need to let you, the rodmaker or restorationist reading this page, know that I have lost clients because of ferrules. Ferrules are finicky, challenging, yet almost invariably necessary and worthwhile little beasts.

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The Latest News

GW Ain’t Just for Bamboo

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The Fiberglass Manifesto

Cameron Mortenson, over at The Fiberglass Manifesto, has featured GW in a blog post.  Killer.  Thanks, Cameron!

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Take a Peak at The Planing Form to Read About Bamboo

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The Planing Form

Peak Bamboo is in The Planing Form, Issue #161 October/September 2016.

Read the article in PDF format here.

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Peak Bamboo is in Angling International

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Peak Bamboo is in Angling International

Peak Bamboo is in the October 2016 Angling International magazine.  Read about us on page 26 of the online issue!

angling-international.com/virtual-magazine/october-2016-issue-105/

The Planing Form Put a Hex on the News

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The Planing Form

Kirk recently did a review of our Hex products in The Planing Form, Issue #160 July/August 2016.

Read the article in PDF format here.

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