Monday, December 31, 2012

approaching yet another new year

I wonder how many I have left
I'd like to think that it is my mortality that has spawned my thinking of late
and there's no reason for thoughts of that nature
since I remain relatively young despite constantly declaring I'm old
that's just my muse typing

I apologize for the repeats for my long time reader(s)
hoping there actually are people that read this dribble
or better yet appreciate it or learn a thing or two about a thing or two
but I'm gonna photo dump here 
w/ a few of my favorites from over the years
chosen randomly
not this year but all those years that I've typed
at my invisible friends or into the ether as I prefer to think of it
not for you but me
I've never been disappointed gifting myself
though I've done it far too often
but that is a story in itself

                   brace yerselves...cuz this will be incredibly stoo-pit
and you'll love it

my very favorite fishing rod ever

an avatard I use and will have to forever
 because this awesome sign is gone
viking points for knowing where it was
not awarded if we've been there together

favorite bentrod shot of the year and a very good friend

I've always loved this pic
I was six shits to the wind and nimping
you won't see that often - fishing w/ nimps
and my favorite fishing partner snapped it

happy new year
fish more 
stop fishing nimps
do it right

I had to say that since I'm a bamboo snob
and you of course should do what I tell you to

calm down I'm teasing silly

Friday, December 21, 2012

full circle - a work in parts if you will

daily I carry on my side my grandfather's pocketknife
and find comfort and solace in that

it's really not much of a knife
so far as knives go
but he carried it
prolly in his pocket everyday
I dunno

and used it to clean his nails
or pick his teeth
or the whittle away at a stick 
with no purpose or reason
just because it felt/feels good to do so
I get that

it's far too small to do the big work
a knife sometimes requires
a damn handy tool nonetheless
and I find that I use it daily
it is a cherished possession

so small it seems insignificant
and can be lost as it has been 
without realizing it is gone

I will not lose it again
I've taken precautions against that
as there is little that I own that means more to me

I hope to be buried with it
so that I can return it to him in heaven

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

craftsmanshit in leather

a few recent products from ye olde rod shoppe
angling tools by design 
perfect stocking stuffers for the angler in yer life...

this is a lanyard pouch that'll hold a small flybox and carry yer clamps

pliers holster

steripen sleeve

plane garage

Thursday, December 13, 2012

beyond the ditch

my good fishing buddy jeepster suggested I join him
an invite I declined
I reckon that to be a mistake now

photo credit steve rath
thanks amigo