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Rod Building Notes

Posted 04-21-2013 at 09:14 AM by random user
Updated 05-01-2013 at 09:55 AM by random user (Updated 30APR13)

This is actually looking pretty easy and affordable with okay quality components - not what I was expecting. Still a bunch of nit-pincky details to decypher, but it isn't too bad. Am sure it gets very expensive with the uber top end stuff. Blanks on the other hand, are what they are.

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Relearning to tie.

Posted 04-12-2013 at 02:59 PM by random user

Been Relearning to tie again since I am able to go fishing again.

It's a very frustrating thing. I know what to do and how to do it, but my fingers and eyes are being a bit cantankerous most of the time. Seems like every bad habit I had went out and made a bunch of new friends. Really Noticing the difference in my eye sight. Ah, the glories of getting old!

So far I have learned my new focal range and can adapt to it. Finger-wise, it is just a matter of working the...
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5APR13 Stanley Wool Mill

Posted 04-06-2013 at 12:01 PM by random user

Looks good, right?
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Didn't see a fish... not even a bug. No signs of nuttin!

Did get...
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AyE! aRGh n AVAST!

Posted 04-04-2013 at 03:56 PM by random user

Looks like this end of the state is going to be still water warm wart fishing. I guess it is always good to learn more something pretty new.

Just went out flailed the local pond well. How could I have 'forgotten' how to cast?!?!?! It wasn't that long ago.

Think I need to go get a wrist brace to break the habits I picked up with the #3 on small streams.

Snapping of flies on the back cast? CHECK
Casting "S"'s? CHECK
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