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Powell Rod Company History

November 29, 2003 By: Marshall Cutchin

I found this link to a rather detailed history on the Powell family and their involvement — and disinvolvement — with the Powell Rod company. It’s a story marked by strong personalities and by the acrimony over the Schwab assumption of ownership. If you’re interested in modern rod-building industry, it’s a good read, in part because Powell was there at the “explosion” of fly fishing after WWII.