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 Hello, My name is Dana Gray owner of the Carlson Rod Co. and Maker of the Carlson "Four".

Beginning 8-9 years prior to his death, I had the unique privilege to work beside C. W. "Sam" Carlson, one of the true masters in the art of bamboo rod building.  We built numerous rods together, and he patiently taught me all the aspects of rod building, the way he built them.

I purchased the company and rod shop after "Sam" passed in 2002. My rods will continue to be built with the same strict attention to detail Carlson rods have become known for and all components other than guides will continue to be made at my shop.

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Originators & Makers of the Carlson "Four"

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