Fine Rods Built From the Perceptive Perspective
Bio/Build Philosophy Page 2
Old World by Heritage
We are all products of our enviroments and experiences, so it might seem logical that my coming
from a long line of Scottish and German cabinetmakers and craftsmen has had an important influence on my approach to rod making.
familiar with the Vermont character knows that we, as a group, have little time for trifles. We are still primarily a rural agrarian
state whose climate and topography demand that things work as they are supposed to, and last well beyond modern notions of pre-planned
obsolescence. For most Vermont craftsmen, such utilitarian quality, borne of economic necessity, is a given. You'll find this in every
rod I make.
My familial heritage is a little uncommon by today's standards. While other folks my age were attending college
or technical schools, I was serving in the same traditional apprenticeship that had turned so many of my ancestors into some of the
finest cabinetmakers and craftsmen in the field.
Apprenticeship is a slow, evolutinary hands-on process that takes years. It
is a process that is responsible for creating many of the world's greatest craftsmen - one whose baseline aesthetic infuses in the
apprentice a standard of quality in both artistic and physical rendition that ignores production deadlines, quotas, or supply and
demand economics. Excellence is the only goal, and it is indeed "Old World." You'll also find that in every rod I make.