Mastering Rod Building Episode 27


Deciphering Decorative Wraps with Mary Christy of The Decorative Studio and Thread Central

In this episode of the Mastering Rod Building podcast, we sit down with Mary McIntyre Christy, a seasoned custom rod builder with 13 years of experience. As a brand ambassador for Foundation Outdoor Group and American Tackle, Mary brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. She’s the founder of The Decorative Studio, your one-stop destination for rod building tools, supplies, lessons, and more.

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Mary’s journey into rod building is unique—introduced to the craft by her husband West, despite never having fished before, she quickly found her passion. Starting with decorative wraps to enhance rod aesthetics, Mary has since mastered all facets of rod building.

Tune in as Mary shares her insights into developing thread tension, wrapping techniques, and her innovative approaches to rod design. Discover her step-by-step guides to techniques like Chevron wraps and delve into the creative process behind her stunning rod creations.

Don’t miss this enlightening conversation with Mary McIntyre Christy, co-founder of the Southern Rod Builders group on Facebook, as we explore the artistry and craftsmanship behind custom rod building.