Wednesday, February 24, 2010

taking the rust off...

lately it seems that when I sit down at the vise
I tie nothing but soft hackles
something about them I love...

today I decided to tie one of my favorite dries
a secret weapon of sorts
I only have one left in the boxes so it is time to replenish
before I forget the pattern or how to tie it
supper wulff

sleek? sexy??

you tell me...

I don't know just what it is
but I absolutely love the lines of this rod
almost stylish

modified reverse half wells grip w/ teak reelseat insert and blued steve kiley hardware
on a 6'8" 2wt  degere taper

Saturday, February 20, 2010

golf dreams

holy hill

erin hills golf course - highly regarded course near where we grew up
one day I must play this


lovely tender juicy medium rare roast beef

santa maria style

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

back in action

after what seems like forever or at least months
flamed and split three culms
it's about time

oh!  two more culms flamed
looks like we'll be busy for a while

Monday, February 15, 2010

baking today

buttermilk biscuits

chocolate chip cookies

Sunday, February 14, 2010


gene's 7012 was recently baptized or blooded

 one ready for glue
and five more in the works
after puttering around thus far in the fall and winter
I'm in the weeds for spring

thanks for that


happy valentines day to all you valentines

Saturday, February 13, 2010

friday night

fried chicken night
finger licking good?
you betcha

Monday, February 8, 2010


I have done very little rod work of late
have a look inside my home
left we have the fe thomas 6'8" 3wt awaiting second dip
and dickerson 7012 awaiting glue
patiently waiting for the weather to cooperate

right is the degere ice cream parlor hole special 6'8" 2wt
which has been fished a handful of times

Thursday, February 4, 2010

more food

from the kitchen this week...

parker house dinner rolls

apple fritters...yummm...

roasted chicken w/ root veg and blueberry cobbler

roasted chicken w/ rutabaga carrot turnips red potato onion and leek
close up

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

this is why...

I just want them to have something that's nice enough that even if they never develop a love of fly fishing they will still have a cool heirloom and hopefully an appreciation of something that's truly crafted instead of just assembled.