Sunday, May 30, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010


tiger maple insert

ready for a rubdown

Sunday, May 23, 2010

under the radar

former sun devil and ncaa champion
azahara munoz

"what the hell do you know about weather?"

the wind remains relentless though I refuse to let it bother me
yesterday I got rattled briefly before recovering

Thursday, May 20, 2010


a pretty boring picture but it does show one of the finishing touches
this one is almost done

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

inspired by whimsy

I downloaded this damn thing and am enjoying the hell out of it
y'know I was there a time or two or three
back in the day yo

still sounds damned good
fuck it great at times

bonus trax even!

the life of the party

sweet candy's gonna be there 
putting the "i" in fine
she ain't got no off switch 
and neither do I

anyways, prince has been the sountrack in ye olde rod shoppe that wrock
and a saxy girl is a sexy girl
doncha think?

last rod until fall?

butterflied apexed and ready for glue
after sand out this afternoon maybe I'll clean up the shoppe

actually that sounds like a good project for tomorrow

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


we're working again in ye olde rod shoppe that rocks

a metric assload of curls
taking split strips (14 - 4 were alreadydone) to butt size

three sections planed to butt size
I had planned to take a pic illustrating the contrast
taking butt size strips to mid size and tip size
but the lovely wife swept it up being helpful after all
the difference was striking

tip mid and butt
3pc 6ft 3wt
ready for glue
woo hoo!
I got a lot done today

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

hairwing duns

another generic mayfly dun a la rene harrop

casting sequence

josh snapped a series of shots of me 
casting into a sweet slot 
while perched above oak creek canyon

whoa nellie that's a bit sloppy but efficient enough
producing beautiful drifts right down broadway
I was firing dries about 40-45ft on a 3wt line
w/ one backcast

I only like two things that I see in the shots above
the low line hand and the shot clearly showing the rod loaded 
as the forward cast is delivered