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The importance of keeping a record of all the components used was driven home to me recently. A fella's rod had an accident w/ a sliding icechest in the back of his truck, breaking off 2 guides. He called me, wanting to ship the rod back for me to do the repair. Shipping 7' rods isn't cheap. I looked up what guides I had used, he counted down from the tiptop, I knew right off the right size, and even the color# of thread used. I mailed him the 2 guides and he took to a local shop for the repair. $10 later, he's fishing again. I didn't start keeping good records 'til recently, now I wouldn't do it any other way, even on my personal stuff. Jerry
 

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Good man Sir, I wished all custom rod builders would do that....I can tell you for a fact that it could save a lot of Heartache and disappointment......
 
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Been Keeping records from the day I officially started making rods for sale. Sure has saved a lot of heart ache and the insurance companies and law enforcement love it when a claim or report is made. Anyone ever wish to see the forms I use just drop me a line and I will gladly share them.
 

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Good Advice

Sounds like something i need to start doing. I havent been building that long so hopefully it won't come back and bite me in the rear.
 

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Goags,

Smart move. I keep records on every rod I build. My reason is I have customers calling wanting the same blank as another one I built for them or a friend. I also record designs and colors as well.It sure makes it easier especially for repeat customers. Good fishing
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Record keeping

You also need to keep good business records if you sell rods. You need records for the IRS and also for the Texas sales tax people.
 
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