If you've ever thought about building a rod, you're probably familiar with Dale Clemens Custom Tackle, 444 Schantz Road, Allentown, PA 18104. I received a sad flyer in today's mail: after 29 years, they're going out of business. Everything - rod blanks, components, tackle - is on closeout, mostly at 43-55% off, until Nov. 20. If you haven't received their flyer or need to download their catalog, their website is www.clemenstackle.com.
I guess we really are in a recession.