Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Bloody Binder

When you first get started in rod making, the most common safety warning is usually something in regards to how sharp the edges of split cane become, and to not slice your hand open. For me, however, I managed to … Continue reading

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Bamboo Fly Rod Talk with A.K. Best

  A.K. Best is like the Wayne Gretzky of fly fishing….(I’d call Lee Wulff the Gordie Howe. Regardless), A.K. has written a ton of books from fly tying to fishing, each covering such a wide variety of fly fishing topics and … Continue reading

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“It’s all Bullsh*t”

When I first met Jim Downes, I walked into his rod shop and was immediately in awe. He was sitting at the far end of the shop, hovering over some delicate procedure. My jaw was on the ground. I was … Continue reading

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The Obligatory “WHY” Post

“Hello, George? Yeah, I think my rod has glue lines?” What? Doug I’m sure its fine. “Yeah I guess, but if I hold it up really close and in the light….” That phone call was nearly four years ago, when … Continue reading

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