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Steeldrifter

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  • Birthday 12/11/1971

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  1. Great to see ya post bud. Rest up and feel better soon 👍
  2. Pretty stream and nice lookin' brookies.
  3. Not yet. Hopefully it's just the normal slow hospital stuff and maybe he just isn't back home yet and settled in. Hopefully we'll see an update form him this week.
  4. Thanks. This one is all 100% brush work.
  5. SPARTANS....TONIGHT WE DINE IN HELL!!! Latest 3D printed project I have been working on. Just finished painting him up. Made the base and the larger step out of cardboard wrapped in masking tape then covered with bondo and then did it in a diorama style of terrain. This will look right at home in the theater room with the rest of my stuff I have printed/painted
  6. Spent the morning working on this English Yew bonsai. I have been working on this one for about the past 5 years, its really starting to get a good look to it this year.
  7. They weren't actually in the exact same water. The stream flows through downtown Rochester, so I start fishing the stream and wade my way downstream, then when you get into downtown there's a pond about 20ft off the stream behind the local police station which is open to fishing and has the bass/bluegills/crappie in the pond. So I always take a few casts in the pond when I get to it to see if any of the bass are interested, then cross back over to the stream and keep working my way down.
  8. Have one more rod order to finish and I will be 100% caught up so I can close down shop for about 5 weeks to get ready for an upcoming extended fishing trip. That blank won't be here till prob Saturday though so decided to take a bit of time to relax and paint up a 3D printed wizard I printed a while back for the Theater room.
  9. Nice smallies. And surprised they are hitting top water already this early, very cool.
  10. Nope nice and dry. Nice fit as well, no binds or issue going over logs and such so think I'll be happy with them.
  11. Went to a local creek today for a couple hours to make sure the new waders don't leak before I leave on my extended fishing trip North in a few weeks. Pulled streamer for a bit and got a couple small browns, missed a decent brown that looked to be around a foot or so long, caught about a 13-14" largemouth, saw a trio of 7-8lb steelhead on a bed which is cool to see this late in the year on that stream, saw some deer and other wildlife and not many other people around. All in all a pretty nice time.
  12. Just get a pair of these https://www.amazon.com/Caddis-Neoprene-Bootie-Gravel-Guards/dp/B005GSZMUY/ref=asc_df_B005GSZMUY/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312154679201&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4417952766231082306&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9016829&hvtargid=pla-567930791002&th=1&psc=1 I have some that I use when wet wading in the summer. That way you can still use your existing wading boots without having to buy another smaller pair. Plus the gravel guards will keep the rocks out when wet wading.
  13. Sometimes they would "stage" logs at certain spots on rivers till they had finished cutting and had a big enough amount to drive downstream. Not saying that's what it is, but could possible be a spot where they lashed something to for keeping logs held up maybe 🤷‍♂️
  14. I always found the logging days very interesting to read about. A lot of men died in those days trapped under jams trying to get the logs down the river to the mills at the mouths. Here in Northern Michigan the lumber boom was huge. I always like to visit the Lumberman's Monument every time I'm up near where my cabin was and look at all the historic lumber stuff like the picks/axes/saws and all that they used back in the day to break up jams and float the logs down the Au Sable.
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