Mastering Rod Building Episode 23


Starting Kids In Rodbuilding with Justina ‘The Juice’ Edward

On this episode of the Mastering Rod Building podcast features Justina “The Juice” Edwards, who has worked at St. Croix Rods for 14 years. Justina is known for her incredibly fast rod-wrapping speed and her ability to teach rod-building to kids. She discusses how she gets kids interested in the craft, starting by having them wrap a single guide. Justina shares that patience is key and that starting the wrap is often the hardest part for newcomers. She recommends upcoming rod-building events, including the International Custom Rod Builders Expo in February and classes in Wisconsin. Justina also fishes and is building a few rods of her own currently. The episode provides useful tips on engaging youth in rod building and the outdoors.

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