For a long time the producers of the Fred Hall Shows have wanted to have an area of the show dedicated to rod-building. Over the years several customers would attend the show and showcase their rod-building components and finished custom rods.
But there was never a concentrated effort to bring all of these different companies together. Thanks to the efforts of Darrin Dohi, formerly the Sales Manager at Seeker Rods, and Mike Lum, General Manager of the Fred Hall Shows, that has all changed for the 2017 Fred Hall Long Beach Show.
Mike created an area in the very center of the show that will be dedicated to custom rod building. This area anchored by Batson Enterprises, SeaGuide, American Tackle Co. and Island Tackle will have space that will display custom rod building equipment. In addition, a seminar area will be featuring “How To” seminars and interactive displays. Darrin Dohi will be having world –class rod builders stopping by the booth to chat with fledgling rod builders and to display some of their premium work.
However, none of this would have been possible without the sponsorship that Winn Grips brought to the table. Winn, the international leader in golf grips, is revolutionizing the fishing grip industry and rod building in general. Stop by this interactive area of the show and see some of the finest examples of custom rod building ever seen.
All of the participants in this area will be giving away free rods but you must visit the Winn Grips Rod Builders Depot to be eligible to win a free rod. While there participate in the Great American Flip Off a bass fishing “flippin’” contest. It should be a lot of fun.