The ThreadCentral Learning Center

Making its debut at the 2023 ICRBE!

25, 26 February 2023

MC Benton Convention Center Winston Salem NC

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Hands-on learning at the ICRBE

The ThreadCentral Learning Center is an exciting new take on ICRBE show seminars!

For Attendees

Visit the ThreadCentral Learning Center and get exposure to a variety of short, sharp, practical learning sessions delivered by experienced rod builders.

An event schedule is being created which aims to cover basic, intermediate and advanced rod building topics.

Each seminar will be as practical as possible and early seminar suggestions include:
  • How to mix and apply epoxy
  • How to assemble and glue up different grips
  • Wrapping guides
  • Decorative wrap setup
  • Thread Art software
  • News & upcoming events from various vendors
Got a burning desire for a topic to be covered? Please use the contact form
below to let us know what you think.

For Vendors

Make the most of your investment in the ICRBE by becoming a Learning Center sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities exist in several forms:

  • Sponsorship fees to help cover the cost of the event
  • Provision of shared equipment (eg. rod lathes to be used by attendees)
  • Delivery of seminars showcasing your products
  • Product giveaways to attendees
  • Various in-show advertising opportunities¬†¬†

What if I am a vendor but not at the ICRBE?

We’ve got you covered! Your company does not have to be at the show to still have a presence! Show your support by becoming a non-attending sponsor. You will get great exposure and we will take care of showcasing your products in the best possible manner. Attendees will love the fact that your brand is still represented.

Click below to find out more about this exciting new addition to the ICRBE.

Sponsors

Sponsors

Event Schedule

Schedule is subject to change at short notice.

Major Prize giveaway: Alps Wrapper donated by Batson Enterprises

Note: You must register (give your contact details) to be in the draw for giveaways

SATURDAY Morning

8:45 AM

Intro the the Learning Center / Resources for rod builders

ThreadCentral: Dave Boyle
9:00 AM

Flex Coat Rod Building Equipment and Guide Alignment - "How we do it"

Flex Coat: Roger Seiders & John Cates
9:30 AM

Blank Sensitivity

NFC / Edge Rods: Aleks Maslov
10:00 AM

G2 Handle assembly

American Tackle: Mark Crouse
10:30 AM

Dec Wrap Packing Tips & Tricks

American Tackle: Mary Christy
11:15 AM

Using the Dream & Ultimate Reamers (1st session)

Batson Enterprises: Mike Ward

SATURDAY Afternoon

11:30 AM

VisualWRAP Software

ThreadCentral: Dave Boyle
12:00 PM

ThreadCentral Consulting Session 1 (paid session)

ThreadCentral: various
12:30 PM

Wrapping Guides (1st session)

Custom Colored Guides by Back Creek Custom Rods: Stephanie Bennett Aderhold & Mike Ward
1:00 PM

Flex Coat Rod Building Techniques: Measuring, Mixing & Applying Finish - "How we do it"

Flex Coat: Roger Seiders & John Cates
2:00 PM

Customizing Fuji Seats

Renzetti: Bill Falconer, Billy Vivona
2:30 PM

Applying Epoxy

Anglers Resource: Bill Falconer
3:00 PM

Marbling

American Tackle: Nuno Paulino
3:30 PM

Turning EVA

The NERBS: Billy Vivona
4:00 PM

Panel Discussion / Q&A

The NERBs: Billy Vivona & various

SUNDAY Morning

9:00 AM

Using WRAP Stix to learn Dec Wraps

ThreadCentral: Dave Boyle
9:30 AM

Wrapping Guides (repeat session)

Custom Colored Guides by Back Creek Custom Rods: Stephanie Bennett Aderhold & Mike Ward
10:00 AM

Flex Coat Cork Shop: Reaming & Shaping Pre-shaped Cork Grips and Cork Rings - "How we do it"

Flex Coat: Roger Seiders & John Cates

Sunday Afternoon

11:00 AM

How to transfer thread onto wooden spools

The NERBs: Billy Vivona
11:30 AM

VisualWEAVE Software

ThreadCentral: Dave Boyle
12:00 PM

Using the Dream & Ultimate Reamers (repeat session)

Batson Enterprises: Mike Ward
12:30 PM

ThreadCentral Consulting Session 2 (paid session)

ThreadCentral: Various

About the Organiser

David Boyle has been involved in the custom rod industry for over 20 years. Products such as VisualWRAP, VisualWEAVE, Decorative Wrap Pattern Animations, Snapper photo stands and WRAP Stix have helped thousands of builders learn about, make and sell better rods. His ThreadCentral website brings together these products and resources. 

Having attended and exhibited at 7 ICRBE events, and organized and attended numerous gatherings in Australia and the US, he understands the show dynamic and is keen to introduce the Learning Center to benefit both attendees and vendors alike.

Use the form below to get in touch with any questions you might have about the 2023 Learning Center.

Contact us to find out more