Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Carpin Cort

So Cort has an obsession with Carp. He loves to plot different tactics, tie new patterns for them and mostly to stalk them. It has paid off, he is gettin into so many fish these days. Today was less than ideal conditions and he still landed some. I took my 5wt bamboo rod. I was a little nervous using it. I hooked one probably 20 minutes in to the day. I lost it though, might have been a good thing. it headed right for me and was putting major stress on the tip.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Rod Repaired

This is the restoration rod I have been workin on the last little while. This was my first and I had alot of fun. Great to see the transformation from old and beat up, to new again. It's always sad to see the rod leave you. I put so much time and thought into a rod and imagining it on the river, fishing. I always want to go catch at least one fish with the rod I have spent so much time with. I will just have to let it live in my imagination though. This is the second rod that has left me this week. Hopefully they will be fighting trout soon. This rod was fun and I hope to fix more up in the future.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Nick's Rod

This rod was built for my brother in law Nick. It turned out really nice, nice action and looks. Smooth caster. The reelseat is Walnut burl that I had in the shop for awhile and never knew how great of a seat it would make until I turned it. We started with an Amboyna burl, but it was just to pinkish for this dark of rod. 7' 6" 4wt is what I built. Bamboo ferrules and a seafoam green agate stripping guide from Struble. Hope you like.