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    Default 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

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    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.

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    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

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    Forgot about TN sales tax- got to collect that! My mistake- and so early in the month!

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    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
    Bob Campbell
    rit.edu
    800 miles North of the country's best wild trout fishing

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