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Checking how well the guides are aligned is a preliminary task before they are set and epoxied into place. There is no set time it takes to build a new fishing rod, but most are completed in a week or so. Of course, during Jim Goughnour’s busiest time of the year, it may take a little longer. Winter months are a good time to catch up on repairs and new orders, because Spring is just around the corner and the phone will be a constant buzz of requests. He has had orders for his custom rods from all across the United States.

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Jim Goughnour handcrafts fishing poles that obey the commands of the handler

When I was a kid, fishing seemed like the cool thing to do. Like other kids, I dreamed of catching “the big one.”

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