RodMaker Magazine has featured Bill Amerongen and Highliner Custom Rods in an extensive 4 page Rod Builder Profile article. Bill’s work also graces the cover in a beautiful full color image. The article can be found in Volume 19, Issue 4 of RodMaker Magazine.
The article is a great examination of what it takes to produce these high end custom fishing rods, and a chance to get to know Bill Amerongen himself.
The article begins:
“Many custom rod builders attempt to turn their hobby into a full time business. Only a few are successful at it. The market is getting more and more crowded every day and commercial builders continue to offer better rods at lower prices. It seems the odds are indeed stacked against the builder who wishes to go in to the craft full time. And yet, some have not only survived, but thrived…”