The Graphite Fly Rod Building-How to Build a Modern Classic
By Russ Gooding
Tightline Productions, 2007
Disc One - 1 hr 43 min
Disc Two - 1 hr 50 min
Russ started making custom graphite rods nearly seventeen years ago, attaining some notoriety for his feather inlays before
shifting his focus to split-cane rods. After serving an apprenticeship under Daryll Whitehead, the renowned west coast rodmaker,
Russ moved to Pennsylvania where where he and Erica expanded Golden Witch Rods into Golden Witch Technologies, Inc.
In addition to making rods and overseeing the development of the GW catalog, Russ works to educate the curious about rodmaking.
He has written many articles for RodMaker Magazine in the past. He spent a year on staff with Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Magazine.
He has been a technical advisor to PowerFibers, the bamboo community's e-zine. He wrote and participated in an hour-long "PCN Tours"
TV show produced and aired by the Pennsylvania Cable Network. This show tracked a raw culm of bamboo through the GW rod shop to
the finished rod. Later this narrative was expanded and improved to form the basis of the GW rodmaking video series.