I had a pleasant surprise today. A few months ago I sent a picture I took of two rods I built to Mudhole for their calendar competition. I didn't expect to win, I was just experimenting with the company camera one day, took some pictures, and entered. Well today I stopped into mudhole to pick up a reel seat for my next build. One of the guys who works there asked me if I knew my picture made it into the calendar. I said, "no!" Well, not only did it make it. It's on the cover. That put a smile on my face. Too bad those two rods aren't examples of my best checker grip work! lol None-the-less, I'm happy!