Thursday, March 31, 2011

grunt work

after months of languishing
doing the rather leisurely work of wrapping and varnishing
I'm back at the grunt work
knocking down nodes for the season's two final rods
pressing should start today
the tedium is downright tantalizing...

so anyways, one of the strips was cut off just above the node
so I snapped a pic of either side of the cut
interesting perhaps...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

coming soon...

I'm putting together some hats
design above embroidered on an olive military style cap
(possibly reading "cold beer and ammo" across the back strap cost permitting)

I've got a (blank) sample hat coming soon in the mail
after which I may change to a different hat type or color (likely khaki)
depending upon how well the logo will read and comfort and fit...

I anticipate having the first bunch (24) in hand by may first
currently not sure what the price will be
but I will try to keep it as cheap as possible

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

workin' hard playin' hard

ted nugent song right?

more like hardly workin' playin' harder
yeah I can get behind that

I have been known to work - at least a little bit
"I really hate to work but I'll deny it if you ask"
-russ tolman

test casting poore girl rod #1
always make play a part of yer day

for all practical purposes she's done

mandatory agate shot
for you bruddah!

just another day like yesterday

yeah we golfed again

but I also got a little done in the rod shoppe

poore girl number one dipped and hung

steve's new 3wt
(w/ custom u of a wildcat rod bag)

sound attack and tone

Monday, March 28, 2011

sunday afternoon

hit the local goat track
greens were rock hard and balls were skipping all over them

all four of us hit the green on number two - a short par three

I'm not sure what to make of this pic...

kurt - aka the big easy

 dr. e. j.  going long

 this ball was creamed - twenty yards over the green and well right of the flag

the big easy
last three pics are number sixteen a 225 yard par three
tough fuggin' hole

Thursday, March 24, 2011


considering this logo adaptation for hats, t-shirts etc...

red cedar

reel seat glued on poore girl rod #1
granger deluxe 7030

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

hump day stuffs

dipped the first poore girl rod today

hung the axe on the rod shoppe wall

Monday, March 21, 2011

alaskan birch

this is quite simply as beautiful a piece of wood as I have seen
and it's MINE!

poore girls rod bags

these bags can only mean one thing...
dipping is imminent

blue bag is in case dad decides to use one of the rods


the reward of a perfect drive on the hole pictured in the previous post
I was fortunate enough to be to the right where there was an opening

a strong right to left wind made this green nearly impossible to hit

billy in the shit at silver creek

more to follow...

I promised more, right?

first off, I never thought I'd see the day I had ping irons in my bag...

pretty bridge near a golf course in show low
it was too freaky windy to fish silver creek so I passed on that
only to engage on a golf junket
hampered also by the wind but semi-manageable...

less so since I was doing battle w/ my irons and putter all week

set up
picture perfect eh?

this one went about 275 right down the middle of the fairway

Sunday, March 20, 2011

been busy

spent the past week up in the mountains
weather was beautiful and it was time well spent
more to follow, though prolly not what you expect...

then again if you've been reading (which you have been, right?)
it should come as no surprise

Saturday, March 12, 2011




dslr camer (sans memory stick - fuckers)
oh I didn't show the ping irons
oh well

Thursday, March 10, 2011

poore girls rods

two of three poore girls rods nearing completion
goodwin granger deluxe taper left
driggs river special right

jewelry shots

chile verde

also test cast this morning - also SWEET!
chile verde
again specs posted earlier

sound, attack & tone

test casted this rod this morning - SWEET!
if you've been reading you know the specs
if not, go figure it out

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

closing in

these two are neck and neck approaching the finish line...
top - sound attack and tone
7ft 4wt fe thomas taper
alaskan birch reel seat spacer
my rod

bottom - chile verde
6'8" 3wt fe thomas taper
spanish cedar from the payne shoppe spacer
(this is some special trout stickin' juju wood)
steve's rod

Sunday, March 6, 2011

chile verde

introducing chile verde
6'8" 3wt  FE thomas taper 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

another gift

since I posted about the bottle of woodford
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the other nice little surprise
recv'd in the same daze mail...

ebony on the left bocote on the right
soon to be reel seat inserts
thanks doug

Friday, March 4, 2011


 from left to right
granger deluxe 7ft 4wt taper driggs thomas 6ft 8in 3wt thomas 7ft 4wt

granger tip in wrapping stands