Axis Outdoor Company

Supplier Of Premium Coatings & Adhesives for the Custom Rod Maker And Custom Lure Painter

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Axis Outdoors is an outgrowth of my former company Lamar Fishing Products. From 1997 to 2009 Lamar was responsible for among other things, numerous innovations in the custom rod industry including the development of the first composite skinned (carbon fiber grips), the first agglomerated cork rings available in multiple patterns (Exotic Burl Cork), as well as the first true UV resistant guide wrap finish. In 2009 I sold my company in order to pursue other projects, one of which was custom knife making. In 2014 I saw a void in the knife industry for a line of high performance adhesives tailored specifically to the custom bladesmith, so I started Axis Outdoor Products. Since 2015 Axis Outdoors has provided the custom knife making community with the highest quality resins at reasonable prices, while giving the retail knife making distributors an exclusive product not available at big box stores, with which they can sustain and grow their business.

In late 2018, I was dialoguing with one of my formulators who makes several of our knife adhesives, when the subject of my long history with epoxy adhesives and coatings in the fishing rod industry came up. After several in depth discussions, he inquired as to whether I was interested in jumping back in to that industry, and developing some new resins. My response was unequivocally "not unless we can formulate something better than what I had before", which honestly I didn't think was possible. However times change and technology marches forward, and after over a year of formulating and testing with some of the finest Rod Makers in the USA, we have come up with what I feel is the most forward thinking, cutting edge family of adhesives and coatings available to the custom Rod Maker.

On a personal note, I am very excited about the prospect of working with the Rod Making community again. When I left the industry in 2009, I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss it to a great degree. Rod Making has always been my first love, and has provided me not only with a high level of professional satisfaction, but more importantly a group of close friends so integral to my life, that I simply can't imagine what life would be like without them. For those of you who came into the craft during the time I was away, there is a link to my resume below, and I look forward to getting to know all of you as well.


Best Regards,

Andy Dear