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swirlchaser 11-04-2012 07:34 PM

Three days stuck inside produced 3 rods I'll probably never use :(
 
With a hurricane approaching I locked myself inside with my loved ones and plenty of supplies. Being inside drives me crazy and 3 days was going to be a true test of my patience. I had plenty of blanks and miles of thread. I wrapped and wrapped and wrapped. The storm of the century lived up to it's name and after seeing it's devastation first hand I doubt I will have the heart to fish any of my "Sandy Series" rods... :(.
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williamhj 11-04-2012 07:42 PM

Re: Three days stuck inside produced 3 rods I'll probably never use :(
 
Sorry about the storm, can't imagine the devastation. Beautiful work though. Thanks for posting it.

swirlchaser 11-04-2012 07:48 PM

Re: Three days stuck inside produced 3 rods I'll probably never use :(
 
Thanks William, it's a mess but it will take more than Sandy to wash NYC off the map :D

Hardyreels 11-04-2012 08:11 PM

Re: Three days stuck inside produced 3 rods I'll probably never use :(
 
Marco,

Glad you & yours are OK, the thread work is like I have never seen.

Ard

fyshstykr 11-04-2012 08:30 PM

Re: Three days stuck inside produced 3 rods I'll probably never use :(
 
Splendid work as per norm Marco!:thmbup:

swirlchaser 11-04-2012 08:38 PM

Re: Three days stuck inside produced 3 rods I'll probably never use :(
 
Thanks Ard and John. By mid January I should be in full build mode unless we have another mild winter. Then I'll just keep on fishin :D

woodrivertroutbum 11-04-2012 08:44 PM

Re: Three days stuck inside produced 3 rods I'll probably never use :(
 
Beautiful work! If you can't bring yourself to fish them, maybe consider an auction and donating the proceeds to victims of the storm? Just an idea!

swirlchaser 11-04-2012 08:50 PM

Re: Three days stuck inside produced 3 rods I'll probably never use :(
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by woodrivertroutbum (Post 496107)
Beautiful work! If you can't bring yourself to fish them, maybe consider an auction and donating the proceeds to victims of the storm? Just an idea!

My girlfriend suggested giving them directly to a local fisherman. Many fled quickly with only what they were wearing. At this point it seems like the best way to make sure they actually get used. I hope to finish them by Christmas and get them into deserving hands.

theboz 11-04-2012 09:23 PM

Re: Three days stuck inside produced 3 rods I'll probably never use :(
 
Great stuff as usual Marco!!Keep the faith!

wt bash 11-04-2012 11:06 PM

Re: Three days stuck inside produced 3 rods I'll probably never use :(
 
Right on man! That's pretty flippin cool of you man!


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