Friday, August 31, 2012

southbend refinish

just a couple more pics

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

interesting development

in refinishing a rod
in this case the south bend 59
I've never seen the likes of this before

that reel seat was not glued to the rod blank
it was poorly pinned w/ a bent brad of some sort
furthermore the butt end of the rod is 1 3/4 inch short
and the reel seat tube filled w/ wood chips
go figure

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


that's my simple goal
fish unencumbered yet again

I've delved into this and that
fagbag pack sling

put yer shit in yer pocket and fish
have fun out there

Monday, August 20, 2012

old school cool

ray smith renowned catskill angler tyer and guide
reminds me of this...  

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


(I'd like to think I just made up a word)
simple sentences say it best
keep that in mind

it's a helluva lot harder praying for yourself
than it is praying for others

Saturday, August 11, 2012


a gear review of sorts...
what held up and what couldn't
during three weeks of exposure to very harsh conditions

I mean yeah nearly everything survived
including myself

I did not have to throw away any clothes
boardshorts were the uniform of the day
as was a short sleeved ventilated fishing shirt
buttoned once usually in the wrong buttonhole

I should have brought six of each instead of four

a good hat is a must
this one was excellent and also part of the daily uniform

I had an old pair of lowcut hikers blow out on me in flag
replaced them w/ some cheapies by columbia on sale
they held up

my keen sandals did not

my camera did not

I lost two pair of reading glasses
and a guidebook on the very last night

my shades came out a little scratched but they'll do just fine
they've been canyonized

*pics forthcoming*

Friday, August 10, 2012

on the podium

lolo jones made a desperate diva attempt to medal 
in the beautiful athlete category on the today show

bronze medal has to go to the incredible destinee hooker
what a powerhouse

silver goes to my favorite volleyballer to watch
(well along w/ the chinese xue)
april ross

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

more kromowidjojo

looky there that's three medals
what a doll

Monday, August 6, 2012

my olympic crush (for the first week anyways)

here's why...well, one of the reasons

she gets away with such impish behavior 
because she brings the gold

ranomi kromowidjojo

Sunday, August 5, 2012

wrapping again?

south bend refinish coming together

Friday, August 3, 2012

my home for nine daze

looks like it, hunh?

rather comfortable actually...

Thursday, August 2, 2012

weird scenes

inside the lower granite gorge...

I do believe that that's an example of diamond creek pluton
though I could well be wrong....

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


once in a great while I tie some flies for a swap

scouting crystal