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Amber’s Rod

May 17, 2018


NBC News Link In I Want Teal Waders, I talked about some of the cool new rod designs I’ve gotten to do in the last year because women fly fishers want to, well, accessorize. This rod was particularly fun to work on because I didn’t design it, but just collaborated on it with the eventual […]

I Want Teal Waders!

May 17, 2018


Somewhere along the line some genius figured out that instead of just having women model fly fishing gear for men to ogle and buy it, that maybe they should actually market fly fishing gear to women. Being how smart this is, it must’ve been a woman who came up with it. I’m kind of pissed […]

Underwrap Tutorial

January 22, 2018


Ah, Christmas. The gift I give to myself is a few hours to write. The blog has been quiet for a while, but I do have 60 draft blogs I hope to roll out. While I’m doing a whole blog on this rod, I thought that this underwrap I developed might be interesting enough to […]

‘Boo in the Mist

January 29, 2016


A Word You Don’t Hear Much Anymore I have a good friend, Tavish, a beer drinking/fly fishing/photography buddy. He’s one of the people who followed me up the Elwah. Recently his dad, Bill,  gave him an old fly rod that was in turn acquired from Bills’s neighbor’s grandfather years ago. Although Bill fished the rod […]

Mr. Grevior’s Fly Rod

July 15, 2015


Teach a Man to Fish When I first started fly fishing my sister introduced me to a local family who own the town’s furniture store and who fly fish.  They, especially Bob, the patriarch, were happy to give me basic bits of information. “Fish a wooly bugger under the bridge.” Which I dutifully applied and […]

The Neighborhood of Rod Building

January 2, 2014


Every rod has a story, and I’ve noticed how the last few I’ve build have forged connections far and wide. Big rods in a small world Recently, I set up my rod lathe again. It seems that almost unconsciously I’ve collected a rod shop of blanks. For a while I was searching for the ideal […]

My Rod is Shorter, but Stiffer

August 19, 2011


Catharsis I got back into building rods recently.  I pretty much had a full quiver of really nice rods BTF, and a bunch of quality blanks to make more. I had rods that I spent a year on, one for my dad I finished the day before the fire and it was just sitting there […]