It is highly addicting and I now need another one like I need a hole in the head. But.... I still make a couple every year. All my ice rods are also custom. The cost of cork is driving rod prices up. I have resorted back to wood handles and gluing cork rings together.
Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~ Chuck Clark