Upcoming Shop Closures & Order Notes
Head’s Up…Golden Witch has several shop closures coming up between now and year’s end. We are closed October 27-November 5th and we’re shut again November 23-27 for Thanksgiving. 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. 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. Generally speaking, the shop will be open for 6-8 weeks, then closed for a week, as well as being 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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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.
Chopsticks. Love bamboo & Asian cuisine? You can craft hexagonal bamboo chopsticks. For novice rodmakers, they represent a good way to practice setting up and using a planing form on something arguably less important (and intimidating) than a first set of rod blanks.For every maker, chopsticks represent an incredibly useful way of productively using scrap bamboo from the rodmaking process. And what a teaching tool, too, for those who may be curious about how rods are made…each chopstick’s cross-sectional end grain shows off that hexagonal “how-to.” Keep a set in your back pocket at rod shows. Use them at dinner as a conversation starter. Hexagonal chopsticks make wonderful gifts for anglers and non-anglers alike. Thanks to Jeff Evans for sharing his idea and his taper!
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Peak Bamboo is in the October 2016 Angling International magazine. Read about us on page 26 of the online issue!