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January, 2017 Newsletter - Glenn's Personal Rod Collection

In the January, 2017 of the Sweetgrass Rods Newsletter, we announced the sale of Glenn Brackett's personal rod collection and reflected on the January weather conditions (COLD!!).  For more information on Glenn's Collection, please visit the general information page for some photos, the inventory page for details on each rod or our Facebook page.  Please click here for a pdf version of the newsletter.  

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Sweetgrass Rods January 2017 Newsletter  

Sweetgrass in Sacramento at the International Sportsmen's Expo

Sweetgrass Rods at the International Sportsmen's ExpoSweetgrass Rods will be at the International Sportsmen's Expo (ISE) in Sacramento, California from January 21-24, 2016.  Stop by, check out our rods, and talk fly fishing! 

The ISE will be held at Cal Expo at the state fairgrounds, 1600 Exposition Boulevard. 

Admission is $15 for adults, kids under 16 are free.  Parking is $10.  

The ISE will be open from 11am to 8pm Thursday (Jan 21) and Friday (Jan 22).  On Saturday (Jan 23) and Sunday (Jan 24), the hours are from 10am to 7pm and 10am to 5pm, respectively.  

No pets, weapons, firearms or ammunition are allowed.   

Information about purchasing tickets, the presenters, the floorplan, etc., can be found at - http://www.sportsexpos.com/attend/sacramento/.
Luca Troiani, Sweetgrass RodsJoAnne Miller, Sweetgrass Rods

Sky Magazine Article

Delta Sky Magazine - Glenn Brackett - Bliss in BambooDelta's Sky Magazine recently published an article about Glenn's thoughts on bamboo and crafting quality bamboo fly rods.  Please click the link and enjoy!

Nelson's Spring Creek takes on Sweetgrass Bamboo Rods

Coming soon...in about a month...a series of rods built for Nelson's Spring Creek--right here in The Last Best Place--these were built with Nelson's Spring Creek in mind as 7'6" #4 3-piece, 2-tip, Hexagonal Sweetgrass Rods with a few extra custom points chosen and designed by Jacquie and Tucker Nelson...the wraps, reel seat, sock, etc., will be custom made for these "Spring Creek Specials".

To whet your appetite, here's a video of some product testing done recently on location!

Sweetgrass Show Schedule for Winter+Spring, 2015

If a trip to Twin Bridges isn't in your near-term travel schedule and you'd like to see what's new in Sweetgrass Rods, perhaps we can meet up at a fly fishing show!  We'll be setting up shop at a few Northwest fly fishing shows over the next couple months.  Here's our schedule -

February 14 & 15 - The Fly Fishing Show in Lynnwood, Washington (north of Seattle)
For more information:  http://flyfishingshow.com/lynnwood-wa/

March 13 & 14 - Northwest Fly Tying Expo in Albany, Oregon
For more information:  http://www.nwexpo.com

April 17 & 18 - East Idaho Fly Tying Expo in Idaho Falls, Idaho
For more information:  http://srcexpo.com/
Dave Delisi at the Sweetgrass Rod Fishing Show Booth

Great Time at the East Idaho Fly Tying Expo

Had a great experience at the East Idaho Fly Tying Expo...good people, great cause(s) and amazing fly tyers. A special thanks to Gregg Messel for keeping us fed and for helping out in the booth!

Photos from the East Idaho Fly Tying Expo

Dave in the booth

Glenn Brackett Inducted In MT Circle of American Masters

April 25, 2014
Glenn Brackett Inducted into the MT Circle of American MastersGlenn and Christine were off to Helena today so that Glenn could be inducted into Montana's Circle of American Masters.  Ten visual and traditional artists were honored at the Old Supreme Court Chambers.  Please click here to read the Montana Standard's article and the Independent Record's article

Well done Glenn!!

Cane is Cool - A Look Inside Sweetgrass Rods by Jess McGlothlin

Cane is Cool - A Look Inside Sweetgrass RodsIf you haven't had the opportunity to visit Sweetgrass Rods and discuss fly fishing, rod making and the philosophy of bamboo with Dave, Glenn, Luca and Jerry, you might enjoy a virtual tour via Jess McGlothlin's article and slideshow in the latest edition of the Big Sky Journal.  In "Cane is Cool - A Look Inside Sweetgrass Rods", McGlothlin depicts the culture, history, expectations and other features of the people and place that make Sweetgrass Rods. 

Please click here to see the article.  Thank you Jess and Big Sky Journal!

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