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steeldrifter

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Garden almost in shape

26 April 2017 - 07:05 PM

Best time of the year now. Fishing trips, outside working in the garden on bonsai trees, just doesn't get any better than finally being able to get outside and enjoy the sun and some fresh air. Spent the past two days bouncing from rod work to yard work. Finally got the backyard about 80% done now after much cleaning, weeding, weeding....did I mention weeding? plants and bringing the trees outside for the first time this year. Still have some work to do but it's good enough now to enjoy again. Plan to do a lot of fly tying out there between fishing trips this year!

 

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10ft 3wt 4pc

24 April 2017 - 11:49 AM

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This one is a 10ft 3wt 4pc with custom grip RHW, gunmetal finish window style seat, black wraps and gold metallic trim on lightweight SF guides. Nice and some what subtle yet a little flair to make it pop.


10ft 4wt Xi series Nymph rod

23 April 2017 - 10:00 AM

Latest off the bench this morning is this 10ft 4wt 4pc nymphing rod. Matching Rosewood burl seat and grip accents and dark green main wraps with gold trim make for a nice subtle refined looking rod. This customer is a good returning one and must have around 10 of my rods in his stash by now. No idea how he sneaks them all by his wife smile.png

 

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7ft 3wt fiberglass 3pc

21 April 2017 - 12:08 PM

Fresh out of the shop and ready for it's new owner is this sweet little 7ft 3wt 3pc glass rod. Acrylic black & white seat by Ron at Southwest Custom Rods is set in a nice titanium color set of hardware. Wraps are NCP grey pro wrap with some black trim. I turned the custom grip to incorporate some black & white trim to match the colors of the rod.

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Celebrating 6 years smoke free

21 April 2017 - 09:37 AM

Today is a special day for me. Today marks exactly 6 years since the day I finally decided to become a non smoker. At the time I was smoking over a pack a day and tried everything I could find to quite but nothing worked long term for me. Then finally 6 years ago I just got up one morning and simply decided I was tired of slowly killing myself, so I tossed out what I had on me and have not touched a single cigarette since that day. One of the very best decisions I ever made in my life by far.