Upcoming Shop Closures

We will be closed June 7th through June 25th, inclusive.  This is our summer break for family time, and it’s something we’ll be doing every year from 2017 forward.  The shop is 100% closed for business during this span, so please plan your orders accordingly.  And thanks for your understanding!  I love this company, but it chugs along keeping me busy seven days a week all year, so this is the break I need to keep from burning out.  If you need custom items  in June, I STRONGLY suggest ordering before May 7th for certain shipment before the June closure.  Thanks! - Russ

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Hello Rodmakers & Restorationists!

Welcome to the home of Golden Witch – your custom rodmakers’ supply house since 1998. We specialize in classic components for bamboo, fiberglass and graphite fly rods. Look around!

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Attribution, Thanks, Continuance

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Attribution, Thanks, Continuance – The Ramble

This ramble concerns attribution, as well as certain liberties we take here at Golden Witch.  If you write to us through the contact form on the GW website, or through any of our business emails, you may be quoted – we attribute your name to your words.  If you’re a nice person, this won’t bother you.  If you’re a bad apple, well, so much the worse for you.  There’s also a bit of soapbox grandstanding on the themes of acknowledging debt, saying thanks, and teaching others as the only true path forward.

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Bluing, Bronzing, & Clear Coating

Written by : Posted on September 5, 2016 : No Comments

Bluing, Bronzing, & Clear Coating For Rodmakers

BB & CC, or, Oxide Finishes and Protective Boundaries

 

Scope.

This ramble will be limited to cold bluing suitable for the home shop or low volume custom rodmaker’s shop.  There are several points worth noting.  First,

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GW Ain’t Just for Bamboo

Written by : Posted on February 9, 2017 : No Comments

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

Written by : Posted on October 27, 2016 : No Comments

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

Written by : Posted on August 25, 2016 : No Comments

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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