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Dances with Trout 09-04-2011 02:09 PM

Starting on my 4th Split Bamboo Rod
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.


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.


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

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