Sunday, September 30, 2012

full circle

we're dusting this off and bringing it out of retirement
over better than ten years

if you've followed my struggle w/ carrying gear 
this may surprise you

I've taken care of some of my "vest" issues
note that nothing dangles from the vest
it and I will still carry too much
nor would it surprise you that I made a few small improvements (?)
it's gonna be heavy face it everything is

I can remove it and stow it on the bank as I often do anyways
plus everything I will need is in one place
and should stay there

Thursday, September 27, 2012

more boxes

seems I've got at least a dozen working boxes
that's not really counting streamer boxes, bass boxes, salt boxes
I feel like rene harrop or something

this one was set up specifically for lee's ferry

ferry box incomplete w/out ridiculous thingamabobbers
(which I do not use - they just perfectly complete the picture)
spaghetti and meatballs and scuds
it's really rather gross

is there anything more lovely that is not a woman
than a box full of well tied soft hackles?

taking a close look we see that they're not so neat and orderly after all

Saturday, September 22, 2012

midges and shit

boxes like this mean one thing to me

new school scuds?

Friday, September 21, 2012

well lookee there

it would appear as though I've lost a magnet
still works holding the spare clips

take a closer look

one of the plastic clips failed
I replaced w/ steel
which saved the magnet

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

opening gifts

wouldn't you like to open something like this
Christmas morning?

you know you wanna
it can happen

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


to be continued fer sure...

Monday, September 17, 2012

attn: jerry siem re: circa flyrods

like it or not sage drives the flyrod business
and they do produce fine fishing poles
there marketing lost me years ago 
as did the trend for faster and faster rods
making casting a chore rather than a mindless simple pleasure

as goes sage others follow
one is very hard pressed these daze
to find a proper dry fly action in a modern graphite rod
the onliest one I know of is the scott g2 (want one too)
until now

I haven't been excited about a sage rod release in a century
actually it's been over a decade
they lost me when they replaced the sp
and a lotta others when they extirpated the ll line
at one point I had three sage flyrods and loved them all

so why is a bamboo rodmaker writing about effing sage?
because jerry siem has developed a retro dry fly action rod
the circa is what I'm talking about and I'm dying to fish one

I cannot afford at this point in the game to fork out sage $$$
nor can I justify buying yet another rod
so really what we have here is my desperate plea
a shoutout if you will to jerry siem and the sage team
how about cutting a brother in bamboo some slack
and let me fish that rod
I'll try a short 3wt and a long 4wt fwiw...

Friday, September 14, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

just because it's badass

pflueger goodyear refinish

this is a refinish project for a friend
alas I have no black silk!
which means the tip wraps are not in place

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

it's a beautiful day

is this the year we finally win it all?