Friday, April 30, 2010

people and faces

j on a rip rap recliner

tom tapping the bongos

eddie vedder singing "roadhouse blues' in my got am sweater
no that's my brother ej
singing some stupid song he wrote

ryan slumming

hap and scott compare notes

brianna and catherine
beloved nieces


josh showing off his best side

a-hole stir frying
stir fry?  wtf?

steve channeling clint

ej and p bro w/ the beautiful people 
in the FRONT ROW!

anita's jazz hands

more to follow as I cull my photos...

main course

brined roasted pork loin 
w/ lemon thyme garlic and rosemary

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

and yet another 7012

some daze it seems that all I build are 7012s
this one is steve's
pretty soon it'll be time to name this son of a gun

I do have a sexy litle 3pc 6ft 3wt number in the works
but only one strip is planed

Saturday, April 24, 2010


generic mayflies tied this morning

state of the craftsmanshit address #5

truth be told I've been neglecting ye olde rod shoppe that wrock
and I prefer fishing to building rods
and I've been getting in my fair share of fishing 
and yes I'm going after it again early next week

meanwhile there is work that remains to be done
pictured above is too little water in for repairs
yesterday saw me cut a new ferrule station on the butt
hopefully it'll hold up

also planed out the final piece of steve's 7012 which is ready for glue
while we wait for temps in the 80s

I also staggered and sized my latest rod a 6ft 3pc 3wt
I'm excited about this little rod
fast action and packable

a package arrived last week a heavy little box
filled w/ bottle openers (none of which work any better than a bic lighter)
and some tool maker clamps
which are pictured above and below
installed as support rails for the binding machine

close-up of large toolmaker clamp
since shooting these pics I've added two smaller clamps closer to the machine itself
thanks again amigo

that's about it for now.
certainly will check in after sticking some up in the high country
we love it up there

Thursday, April 22, 2010

#24 stingers

a bakers dozen midges on a wisconsin statehood quarter

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

el zorillo - mi amigo

yes we stink of the skunk
all three of us
two daze firing meat flies w/ big sticks into the teeth of a howling wind
good times
some of my shit - holy cow!  that rod is plastic!

big skies?

anyways this image kinda sums up the spirit of the trip
the fishing part anyways

packed up about noon yesterday
we drove and wandered around the forest
in search of elk shed and turkeys

deer stand at a tiny watering hole

y'know what?
I'll be back

Sunday, April 18, 2010


well tomorrow (and tuesday) officially, but...

oh yeah babe

Saturday, April 17, 2010

jonranyjon's 7012 blank finished

que que?

I guess I've still gotta sew up a rod sock
there's that left

next up steve's 7012 glue up

Friday, April 16, 2010

poor photos of fine rods

the easy way gets harder all the time

two little water sunbathing in a garden

same rod resting on downfallen timber

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

today we fished (again)

whoa nellie!  private water?

sure looks like it

whoa nellie again
irony?  perhaps

I remember this deadly fire
the three trees right of the sign aren't doing well and should probably be replaced soon

fuck me to tears
my first ever flyrod casualty
fortunately it can be fixed
I know just the guy for the job

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

beginning to look like a fishing pole

in progress

cigar grip
things come together right quickly from here

Monday, April 12, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

high time

for a baseball post
if there's a better way to waste time than watching a baseball game I haven't seen it
unless you count fishings

Thursday, April 8, 2010

in congress

visited brother shay yesterday and he's hanging in there

meanwhile there are fish rising in the pond in the backyard this afternoon
fuck you I'm too lazy to fish

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

next up - glue day!

jonrandyjon's tip strips and a one wt blank
three 7012s are awaiting glue
w/ three more on the backburner