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An excerpt from KX news in Minot, ND on March 15, 2015:

Jon Steblay says he never considered his custom fishing rods to be artful, but that is exactly the comment he repeatedly heard at this year's KX Sport Show.  Whitecap Custom Rods started out as a hobby, and Steblay says it grew into an addiction, until his wife warned him to either get help or turn it into a business.  So he says he retired from teaching and is now busier than ever, reeling in nearly one hundred custom rods orders each year.  Each piece takes about a week from beginning to end. He also has his favorites....(Jon Steblay, Owner, Whitecap Custom Rods) "You know, a couple of them, I think one is when my kids wanted a certain rod, a certain way. They designed it and I built it for 'em... appreciation there. And then I've also done rods that I've donated to foundations and such for fundraiser's and those are kind of special because they're unique and they're for good causes."

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We are on our way to Willistion.  The Sports and Recreation Show is in the Raymond Recreation Center on Friday, March 20 from 1:00 to 8:00; Saturday, March 21 from 10:00 to 7:00 and Sunday, March 22 from 10:00 to 4:00.   We look forward to seeing the fishing people we have met in the last couple of years as well meeting new fisherpeople.  Be sure to stop by our booth.

Come visit our booth, number 88, at the Fair Grounds in Minot. Friday hours are from 11 AM to 8 PM. Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM. Sunday from 11 AM to 5 PM. 

Come see us at the Red River Valley Sportsmen's Boat, Camping and Vacation Show in Fargo, ND at the Fargodome on 1800 North University Drive.  The show times are Thursday, March 5th from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.;  Friday, March 6th from 12 noon - 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 7th from 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 8th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Our Booth number is 206.  We've never been to this show and are looking forward to meeting you, talking fishing with you and showing you our custom designed rods to meet your fishing needs.

 

We will be at the Bismarck Sports Show in the Bismarck Civic Center on February 20 - 22, 2015.  The hours for Friday the 20th are from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Saturday, February 21 the hours are from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on the 22nd the hours are from noon until 5:00 p.m.  We look forward to visiting with you at the show.  Bring your fishing tales to share!!!

February 6 - 8   St. Cloud Sportsmen's Show, St. Cloud, MN

February 20 - 22 Bismarck Tribune Show, Bismarck, ND

March 5 - 8 Fargo Sportsmen's Show, Fargo, ND

March 20 - 22  Williston Sports and Recreation Show, Williston, ND

April 10 - 11 The Gathering, Perham, MN

We will be in Nevis at Musky days on July 25 and 26.  There will be musky rods available and will take orders for your dream rod.  We build all kinds of rods so come visit us to talk about the custom rod you have been thinking about.

 

Perham is hosting The Gathering on Saturday, April 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The Gathering is a National Fish Decoy Carving contest with incredibly beautiful fish decoys carved by the contestants. We are honored to have a booth at this event.

The Williston Sports and Recreation Show is March 14, 15 and 16 at the Raymond Family Community Center in Williston, ND.  On Friday the hours are 1:00 to 8:00, on Saturday they are 10:00 to 7:00 and on Sunday they are from 11:00 to 4:00.  We hope you will stop by our booth to chat and see the new camo and special ops rods.  

On Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, 2014 we will have a booth a the Perham Home and Cabin Show in the Perham Area Community Center (PACC).  Friday hours are from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  This will be our first time at this show and we are looking forward to meeting new people as well as seeing some familiar faces.  Our booth number is 97 which is near the boats. 

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