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Custom CTS fly rod

17 January 2017 - 12:35 PM

Great deal on a quality high end CTS blank built rod. This is a NOS (New Old Stock) CTS blank used in this build. (blanks alone cost $200 when I bought it some years ago to take to shows so customers could see the quality of CTS blanks). It's an 8'6" 4wt 2pc, braided style American Tackle reel seat with green & black carbon fiber insert. Custom RHW grip with all exotic corks, blank main wraps with metallic emerald green trim and spiral wraps plus two turn trim in center of main wraps. Light weight single foot guides, hook keeper. Action is mod/fast but more on the faster end of of the mod/fast scale. Great price on this one, I use to sell builds on this exact blank for $325/$350 but since this is a NOS and last of this blank I have I am offering this one up for only $150.00


If you are not familiar with CTS they are located in New Zealand and make some of the finest blanks on the planet http://ctsfishing.co...uct/affinity-x/ this blank is the Affinity Plus which is the predecessor to the Affinty X so you can see what that costs in the link for just the bare blank. So when I say this is a truly great deal you can see I am not just saying that.


I have this rod on other sites for $200 but I will sell it here to you guys for only $150 to anyone that would like it.













Books and other things

05 January 2017 - 06:04 PM

Doing some cleaning and have some stuff I will be listing over the next week.


Will post more soon...

Fly fishing sign- $20 ...24" x 24"- PENDING

BOOK- Sold

Normark Thrumming ice fishing rod - $5 SOLD

Random lot tying materials- $10  PENDING MIKE

Random hook -$5 (28pcs size 2 trebles, 50pc? size 12 trebles, 32pc lonng shake size 12, and 100pc egg/bait style hooks)

lead jig maker and bunch of jigs- $5- SOLD

Custom RHW fly rod grip - $20 SOLD

Fullwells custom grip $20







New 240g tank build

26 December 2016 - 07:30 PM


Well it is officially after Christmas so not being one to rest on my laurels I started work on the big 240g tank build project. First thing was to tear down the wall that divides the office from the shop. 6 hours later....bye bye wall.

A nice surprise

21 December 2016 - 04:57 PM



This is pretty cool. My fishing buddy stopped by for coffee today and handed me Gates Lodge/fly shops new fall 2016 catalog. The bottom picture in the catalog is actually a picture I took of my buddy Mark about 3 years ago on the Au Sable as the sun was setting after a day of fishing in the cold rain. Unbeknownst to me Mark entered the picture in a contest Gates was having and it was good enough to win honorable mention/2nd place which was good for a $100 gift certificate to Gates. Timing could not be better because I'm in need of some new breathable waders this spring 1f642.png(bottom pic in the photo is mine)

Zoo Christmas lights

18 December 2016 - 08:16 PM

Every year we got to the Detroit zoo Christmas light display they put on. They decorate a pretty large portion of the front part of the zoo and have I believe a couple million lights in total. They really do just a beautiful job of it. Takes well over 90 mins to walk through and take it all in. Just got back home and thought I'd share a few of the pics with you guys.