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Bob Marshall Wilderness Part 2

Day 3 Never in my life have I woken up so sore. It’s like I’ve gone to hockey camp for two weeks, only now I’m 30 years old and overweight. After making sure my body is functioning properly, I realize … Continue reading

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One mans rusted junk, another mans treasure…

When you first begin amassing the tools for rod making, all makers have differing opinions on what is essential to completing a serviceable rod. Countless internet sites provide tool lists and contraptions, while published books attempt the same. One tool … Continue reading

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Glue

UNIBOND is the replacement for the classic URAC 185. Most makers are still working from their own supply of URAC and have yet to experiment with other options. Jim Downes taught us to use URAC, obviously before it was discontinued. … Continue reading

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Cool article and video on maker Jim Downes

http://www.centredaily.com/2013/05/04/3604977/casting-call-jim-downes-artfully.html

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Bound and Baked

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“Piss on old time hockey!!!!!”

Despite the title, I would never “piss on old-time hockey.” Those familiar with the movie Slapshot will recall the Charlestown Chief General Manager screaming said line in the team locker room during intermission of the Federal League Championship game. In … Continue reading

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Makin’ a List, Not Once But Twice

Against my will, the Christmas lights have been hung outside along the gutter, the plastic Santa and Frosty are now illuminated on my front yard each night, and the annual “Flyers guy” dispute has taken place, and continues (see photo … Continue reading

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