Tag Archives: Fishing

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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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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“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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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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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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