(Morris) The Rodmaker


The Rodmaker (1978):  by Scott Mann (Morris’ grandson) and John Roman.

Originally produced as a college film project, The Rodmaker (22 min.) was aired on Detroit Public Television in the early 1980’s.  Unseen by public audiences since then, this personal testament contains footage from Morris’ travels all over the world;  trout fishing in Lake Nipissing, Ontario, sailfishing in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as scenery from Angel Falls, Venezuela.  The film tells the Morris Kushner story from the viewpoint of Scott Mann, Robert Summers (Traverse City, MI rodmaker) and includes Robert Traver’s (author, former supreme court justice) incredible retelling of Chapter 13 from his classic, Trout Magic.

The DVD now includes the full length interviews done with both Robert Traver (25 min.) and Bob Summers (86 min.) in 1977.  If you already ordered the DVD and want the bonus interviews please contact me directly.

                                          Here’s more about Morris:   ABOUT MORRIS

  If you would still like to order the

  DVD with bonus interviews:

  ($30.00 incl. shipping & handling)






"I just bought a copy and really enjoyed the film. Morris reminded me of my own grandad. The interview with Judge Voelker at the cabin is classic. Thanks for offering this little piece.

I am certain to view it from time to time and enjoy it just as much at each viewing."


PLAY “The Rodmaker”

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"Thanks a million I have never seen the RODMAKER until tonight. It was great.thanks again. "

"Wow! A video with Judge Voelker, Bob Summers and Morris! I'm just gonna have to look into this!"

“I received the new DVD with the extra material. I greatly enjoyed original one that you made but the added interview material in fantastic.”

Unedited Traver interview:

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Unedited Summers interview:

PLAY “Summers Interview”