THIS JUST APPEARED IN THE APRIL ISSUE OF MARLIN MAGAZINE:
Try the Locals
With a lot of sport-fishing gear being farmed out to overseas manufacturers, it’s nice to see someone making a go of it here at home in the good ol’ USA. Started by a survivor of Sept. 11,Local Hooker Rods are hand-built in Falmouth, Massachusetts, and have become quite popular among the Northeast tuna crowds. Making everything from light inshore rods to 130-pound offshore sticks, Local Hooker Rods uses the finest materials and time-honored techniques to build truly superior rods. Triple-wrapped guides, a double coat of ultraviolet resistant epoxy and double-footed guides ensure that these rods can take any punishment that you dish out. The company also uses a unique spiral “Acid Wrap” guide placement on some of its conventional rods that transfers the pressure from the top of the rod to the underside, making it more stable under pressure.
For more information, contact:
Local Hooker Rods at 508-548-1213,
or visit www.localhookerrods.com.
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