Mastering Rod Building Episode 16

11/14/23

Everything You Need To Know About Fishing Rod Epoxy

Andy Dear is a pioneer in the rod-building industry who developed many tools, materials, and techniques still used today. In this episode, he discusses the origins of carbon fiber grips, exotic cork materials, and epoxy finishes like Thread Master and Gen 4. Andy continues to worked with formulators to develop purpose-built rod-building products instead of repackaging materials originally designed for other purposes. Andy discusses collaborating with other innovators and sharing knowledge to advance the craft. Andy continues to develop new rod building products today under the Axis Outdoor Brand, including a brand new next generation color preserver that will be released around the same date as this podcast. Andy and his products can be found at Axis Outdoor Company.

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