Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  10
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 36

Thread: Last minute Christmas gift.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Parlin, NJ / Staten Island, NY
    Posts
    2,063

    Default Last minute Christmas gift.

    After seeing the blue kayak rod I built myself my little brother decided he wanted one too. I figured it would make a great Christmas gift. Only one problem, as of last night at 10 PM I still hadn't even started on it. What I have now is a royal mess. He wants a split rear grip and decorative wraps above the fore grip AND between the rear split grip. This is going to be a long week of late nights, stay tuned to see if I can pull it off.

    2:30 this morning and split grip wrap was done. All I need now is grips, reel seat, another dec wrap, some guides and finish.
    The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.

  2. Likes mcnerney, Pocono, dean_mt, frogg liked this post
  3. #2

    Default Re: Last minute Christmas gift.

    dont stop, get it, get it

    by any chance, feel like taking on a brother from another mother
    "When the river is high, the fish eat the ants; when the river is low, the ants eat the fish."

    Illinois Wisconsin Fishing

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Parlin, NJ / Staten Island, NY
    Posts
    2,063

    Default Re: Last minute Christmas gift.

    Quote Originally Posted by il_wi_fishing View Post
    dont stop, get it, get it

    by any chance, feel like taking on a brother from another mother
    I love a big family but I can barely keep up with one brother and two teenage sons!
    The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.

  5. Likes mcnerney liked this post
  6. #4

    Default Re: Last minute Christmas gift.

    well too bad, but excellent job so far.

    a gift hes sure to treasure
    "When the river is high, the fish eat the ants; when the river is low, the ants eat the fish."

    Illinois Wisconsin Fishing

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Parlin, NJ / Staten Island, NY
    Posts
    2,063

    Default Re: Last minute Christmas gift.

    Quote Originally Posted by il_wi_fishing View Post
    well too bad, but excellent job so far.

    a gift hes sure to treasure
    Nah, my work won't be appreciated until I cut off an ear or die an untimely death Just kidding, I'm sure he appreciates ALL the tackle he has "aquired" from my closets over the years.
    The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.

  8. Likes Guest1, littledavid123 liked this post
  9. #6

    Default Re: Last minute Christmas gift.

    Quote Originally Posted by swirlchaser View Post
    I'm sure he appreciates ALL the tackle he has "aquired" from my closets over the years.
    i know what your saying my friend has a brother who likes to borrow his fly box on his way out to the river....
    "When the river is high, the fish eat the ants; when the river is low, the ants eat the fish."

    Illinois Wisconsin Fishing

  10. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    sycamore, illinois
    Posts
    4,587
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Last minute Christmas gift.

    beautiful work as always
    your brother will most certainly be thrilled...
    this is probably a boneheaded question, but what is a "split rear grip"?
    good luck on the rest of the build.

    casey


    ARFE

  11. Likes Guest1 liked this post
  12. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Parlin, NJ / Staten Island, NY
    Posts
    2,063

    Default Re: Last minute Christmas gift.

    Quote Originally Posted by caseywise View Post
    beautiful work as always
    your brother will most certainly be thrilled...
    this is probably a boneheaded question, but what is a "split rear grip"?
    good luck on the rest of the build.

    casey
    Thank You and it's not a bonehead question at all. They are popular with guys who use baitcasters. The rear grip looks like this, this wrap will be between the two rear section on the exposed blank
    Last edited by swirlchaser; 12-17-2012 at 06:00 PM.
    The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.

  13. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Pocono Lake , Pennsylvania
    Posts
    3,173

    Default Re: Last minute Christmas gift.

    Greatstuff as always Marco ! Glad to see you back!
    "I was born to fish" Lee Wulff
    "There's more B.S. in fly fishing then there is in a Kansas feedlot." Lefty Kreh
    " It ain't over till it's over." Yogi Berra
    "Your not old,you've simply acquired a patina." Swirlchaser

  14. Likes swirlchaser liked this post
  15. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    sycamore, illinois
    Posts
    4,587
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Last minute Christmas gift.

    wow!!
    thats gonna look great when done
    interesting design.


    ARFE

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 16
    Last Post: 12-16-2011, 12:54 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-27-2011, 06:00 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-02-2011, 10:10 PM
  4. Christmas Gift Fun
    By futuramille in forum General Fly Tying Discussions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-25-2009, 09:12 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-11-2008, 04:10 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •