Thursday, November 22, 2012


my goodness
I tried to post a pic
my storage is full

I am thankful that tomorrow
I'll be gone fishin'

and while it may be shallow and superficial
I remain grateful

happy thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

holidaze looming

the time of year where I rarely accomplish anything

Sunday, November 11, 2012

rooftop rod rack

from the inventive and creative mind of jason jones 

put together very professionally
for less than fifteen bucks and a trip to harbor freight
which ohsoconveniently is right down the street

that ladies and gentlemen is cold beer and ammo
and angling tools by design
very well done

now it's time to build mine

Saturday, November 3, 2012

truth in advertising

looks like it could be another post w/out a pic
almost even a state of the craftsmanshit address '12 edition

people have told me that I don't advertise much or enough
I don't at all actually and there is a reason for that
nor I do much in promoting bamboo as a material 
there is a reason for that as well

why advertise when I simply cannot produce any more rods per year than I currently can?
I guess I could invest a couple g's in some sort of ac
and produce oh maybe a half dozen more rods
but why?  

I am quite happy building six or eight rods a year
I'm not sure how much more wear and tear my fingers and hands can take
I mentioned it in passing below but arthritis is working its black magic in my hands
which means I have to take a lot of breaks to let my fingers relax
especially when I'm planing
which has been a lot this past week
and my hands ache haunt me

I'm more likely to direct a guy toward a nice $200 graphite rod
or the best rod you can afford
than suggest that they get a bamboo rod

that is a decision that is made by the angler himself
a moment when he knows it is right in his soul
to fish bamboo and find out what it is like to fish with a tool that lives

*a couple hours later I was talking on the phone
to just such a guy
nice coincidence?*