Saturday, December 26, 2009

too little water

this is a 6'8" 2wt
digger degere ice cream parlor hole special
ready to dip and it's a sweet casting tool

once again though I'm held hostage by the weather

Thursday, December 24, 2009

merry Christmas

lest we forget amongst all the festivities
the reason for the season

Friday, December 18, 2009


my current smallstream flybox
weighs next to nothing and fits easily in a pocket
more than enough for a daze fishing

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


the answer is "52"

the question is "what is the population of mexican gray wolves in arizona?"

this question has been on my mind ever since encountering this sign earlier in the fall up on the apache rez

the answer to me is an indicator of the resounding success of the reintroduction program of over a decade ago

the earth is a more magnificent place where ever these predators roam and I am grateful that arizona is one of those places

Monday, December 14, 2009

now on the bench

on the left - thomas streamer special 9'0" 7wt 3/1
right - thomas 6'8" 3wt 2/1
both these blanks have been a bit of a bother
it will be nice to get them glued up and move on to something else...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

yay me!

new toy came out to play today. 
no pics for now, but they're coming...
built a support stand out of poplar and two 1/4" cork rings
7012 butt section chucked up to remove shitty grip

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

wherein we're wrapping again...

you've seen these pics before right?
degere ice cream parlor hole special
6'8" 2wt
tip section wrapped and ready for varnish

Monday, December 7, 2009


nearly nine years a go now a buddy and I planted this thing in south mountain park

looking over east valley from the cache site

stuck it down in here if I remember correctly

ammo can cache

if I remember correctly we placed some risque items in there
I do know this cache is still going strong
and should be family friendly by now