Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

and another

claret and orange
look like dynamite ammo
gossamer silk thread

Thursday, December 18, 2008

rainy daze go away

my claret crush?
that's almost team colors...

I've been tying flies and this one needs a name.

Friday, December 12, 2008


nodework is tiresome
no beer for morning session
corrected tonight

driggs river special on the bench

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


10/64 duronze ferrule set
for cursed winston 6032

just because I can

in case you haven't seen this before...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

wherein we unapologetically apologize for the lack of pictures

I've been playing w/ wrap colors on a blonde rod I'm building.  I tried to shoot some pics but couldn't get proper focus.  I've decided I'll prolly go w/ the dirty blonde bitch color scheme.  maybe replace the red trim wraps w/ claret...

rod strips pictured are for a 7' 0" 4wt
granger deluxe
working name is soccer mom

Sunday, December 7, 2008

because it's about got am time

I put up a golf post.
dimwit and dr. ej on the teebox number nine maryvale.
that's my golfbag beside the bag of beer.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


nods to old dead guys
presented in black and white
blonde bitch needs repair

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

wherein we announce...

though we have the stickers in hand.

Monday, December 1, 2008


there's a story here somewhere.
s. r. is awfully hard on his tackle (otherwise a damn fine stick).  shown here wearing out the dirty blonde bitch and breaking it again trying to roll cast off a rock snag.
time for yet another repair.

that's the chueco rod on the dashboard charged up w/ fishy mojo.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

team colors

I was asked, "can the wraps be maroon and gold (sundevil team colors)?"
not w/ out color preserver and I don't use it.
so this is as close as yer gonna get.

the amber goes nearly clear and the claret looks almost black once they take on some varnish.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

new day rising

my apologies for the recent lack of content.

things have been busy.  the upcoming blonde rod will be a 7'o" 4wt granger deluxe taper.
flamed culms for a driggs river special and an undecided rod.

I've got two rods scheduled to be finished prior to thanksgiving.  the handles of which should be turned today.

we have a new president and it seems there may be hope for us yet.
keep up the good work america and may god bless us all.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


another thomas 7'0" 3wt
another peek at david's rod

Friday, October 31, 2008

on the bench

next up and next out...
I had to go back and check my self-imposed rules to see if I forbid using profanity 
I did not, so I can add this...
I sent these pics to the rod recipient
his reply was "oh, fuck yes"
to which I said "I think you just named this rod"

gone fishing

closed the shoppe yesterday for a day on the stream
hears a who stream
the approach
the lie
wild brown in autumn colors
a lovely day on the water

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

chalkdust torture

actually it's glue and 'boo dust
and it not only collects on your tongue
but in your nose and ears too

and this is a first look at david's rod

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

ready to ship

after a slight delay this one is out the door today

Friday, October 24, 2008

wish you were here II

bridge over the gunnison
"how do I look?"

Thursday, October 23, 2008