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Dances with Trout
09-04-2011, 02:09 PM
I am starting on my 4th Bamboo Rod. This will be a 8' two piece 5/6 weight Smartt Blackfoot taper. I have made two rods on this taper already (one for myself and sold one). I have been bleaching the culm in the sun for a few weeks and may flame it tomorrow. I sold this one to a good friend of mine and told him not to get in any hurry as I fish in the summer and make rods in the winter. I will have it ready for him to fish next spring. I am planning on him "helping" some with the rod (planing, sanding, and wrapping). I thinke he will enjoy that.
The Journey begins.............

God Bless,
Dances with Trout

BlueRaiderFan
09-05-2011, 12:21 AM
Sounds nice! Gonna put any pics up?

Knothead
09-05-2011, 10:57 AM
Just a word- if you build and sell rods, you are required to collect an excise tax and pay to the IRS. I've been told that IRS folks lurk on websites to catch builders who don't pay. Just be careful.

501
09-05-2011, 09:49 PM
Knothead is very correct. As a custom rod builder I have been audited three times in the last twelve years. The last time the IRS agent was at my shop for five days! On the other occasions their were two agents. Granted my shop is rather large but I know of smaller operations that have also been audited. Good record keeping is a must. Depending on where you are state sales tax may also have to be collected. This sounds complicated but its really not and I passed my audits. If I can be of assistance please let me know.

Lee

Knothead
09-06-2011, 01:18 PM
Forgot about TN sales tax- got to collect that! My mistake- and so early in the month!

adirondack46r
09-29-2011, 08:28 AM
Hey Dances, Shoot me an email some time. I am in Maryville and would like to see the rods you make.

Bob
bob@southwindcanvas.com

gmreeves
09-30-2011, 03:30 PM
I can't wait to see the pics.

City tax, county tax, state tax, IRS excise tax, income tax. It gets overwhelming.

adirondack46r
10-11-2011, 10:32 AM
Anybody know how to reach Dances with Trout?

Dances with Trout
10-12-2011, 06:14 PM
Just sent you an e-mail

God Bless,
Dances with Trout

Dances with Trout
04-03-2012, 12:37 PM
Finally got the rod glued up. Have been so busy with work, fishing, and redoing my shop that I have not had time to work on it. Fortunately the friend I am making it for is pretty patient.
I'll post pictures in a few days
God Bless,
Dances with Trout

Knothead
04-03-2012, 04:32 PM
Don't forget thumb tax and carpet tax!:biggrin:

yonder
05-24-2012, 05:55 PM
any updates????

Dances with Trout
06-06-2012, 12:06 PM
Finished the rod last week! I will try to post pics soon. (if I can remember how.

God Bless,
Dances with Trout

Dances with Trout
06-11-2012, 05:07 PM
Finally have some pictures of the rod. This rod took way to long to make. I am presenting it tomorrow evening and then going with him to fish it

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o606/missionflyrod/P1020443.jpg



http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o606/missionflyrod/P1020442.jpg


http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o606/missionflyrod/P1020441.jpg


God Bless,
Dances with Trout

Dances with Trout
06-11-2012, 05:26 PM
Obviously I am doing something wrong. If I figure it out, I will repost

God Bless,
Dances with Trout

yonder
08-11-2012, 06:09 PM
bumping this thread to the front..........any luck?????:smile:

Dances with Trout
08-12-2012, 02:51 PM
Still unable to get the pictures to work. I have them posted on Photo bucket and have tried using Paula's instructiions, but can not get the image to appear.

Sorry.

Dances with Trout

yonder
08-23-2012, 08:51 PM
ok......I may be in the market for a new rod...but, I have alot to learn about lengths, weights, and tapers, and how it all comes together. There is alot more to rod construction than meets the eye.

Dances with Trout
08-24-2012, 09:48 AM
http://s271.photobucket.com/albums/jj160/MikeM_1960/Mission%20Fly%20Rod%20Pictures/ (http://s271.photobucket.com/albums/jj160/MikeM_1960/Mission%20Fly%20Rod%20Pictures/)


Maybe this will work. I have posted pictures in the past, but have been unable to get them to show up here. It tells me the images have moved or been deleted.

God Bless,
Dances with Trout

Dances with Trout
09-03-2012, 10:05 AM
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o606/missionflyrod/P1020442.jpg

Dances with Trout
09-03-2012, 10:09 AM
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o606/missionflyrod/P1020441.jpg

The Finished Product

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o606/missionflyrod/P1020443.jpg

yonder
09-04-2012, 02:01 PM
I can see the pics now.........nice........:smile: