John Hollifield

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John Hollifield

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Just curious. I was recently introduced through an article in Outside Artisan to a rod maker by the name of John Hollifield. Are any of you folks familiar with his work. I would think you folks in the south east would be the first to recognize his name. He apparently resides in North Carolina. I'm just curious about his work.
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He is a member here and if you search his name you will find several references from others who have his rods.
And his wife makes, apparently, very nice rod bags.

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John's work is top shelf. He also does some great engraving. He engraved a sterling cap & ring for me for an anniversary rod i was making for my clubs 25th anniversary. I had ask him for something simple and absolutely nailed it.

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Add to his top-notch rod making talents that he is one of the nicest guys around and you have a winning combination


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Top notch rodmaker and top notch fellow. His rods have a real lyric beauty to them.

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Also makes reels. Check out the collaboration with Cris Carpenter in the rod and reel makers section.

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John is a fantastic rod maker and person! As stated by others, he is also one of the finest engravers I have ever seen. He has a nice website and you can also google him and find a couple of nice articles about his work in Garden and Gun magazine.

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"OK" Thanx Guys. He is new to me.

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I have one of his rods it's finish is impeccable, casts like a dream. The rod is 7 1/2ft for a 5, I should have bought his 7'9" which is outstanding, I don't know what I was think when I ordered the 7 1/2ft. His wife, the sewinsow makes some great rod bags. They both are very crafty.

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I think some of the posters are confusing John Hollifield with John Paullus, the reel maker who posts under "Holireels.

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