The International Custom Rod Building Exposition will be held in High Point on Feb. 25-26, and is open to the public.

The expo, which has been held for nine years, attracts thousands of custom rod builders; last year nearly 3,000 rod builders from around the world attended to check out the offerings of more than 50 exhibitors.

The show will fill 50,000 square feet of convention space.

However, the expo is a consumer show, and the public is invited to attend.

In addition to the most up-to-date offerings for sale, the 2012 expo also will feature 25 continuing-education seminars. These will include basic rod-building presentations for those wishing to get started in this rewarding craft.

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