Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New reel seats

I just returned from two weeks in Colorado. I really enjoyed the cooler weather and the chance to fish on the Taylor river. I didn't catch a lot of fish, but did catch several 20" fish.

I have just purchased some Circassian Walnut reel seats. These are EXTREMELY hard to find and I know have four of them. They look excellent with darker flamed rods. They will be available for an additional $125. I tried to take a picture that would do them justice, but I was not successful. These are the nicest looking reel seats I have found.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

More pics from the Henry's Fork gathering

Here are a couple more pics that Tim Anderson was kind enough to pass along. Yvon Chouinard talked about his Tenkara fishing and passed around his fly box. He tied some amazing soft hackle flies. It really has made me want to start tying again. I will probably tie some up if I could get caught up on my orders!

Here is a pic of Per Brandin, Leon Hansen, Carl Otto, Chris Moore and myself comparing my 8'6" 3 weight to Leon's 8'6" 3 weight. I have said this several times in previous posts that Leon makes a very nice rod. I learned quite a few things again this year from him and I hope to incorporate some of those things into my rods.