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Well I’ve haven’t been very good at keeping this site up to date.  I am going to try to be better at this going forward.

Starting now.

It looks like spring is breaking here on the banks of the Bow and across the prairies.  The non-resident geese are returning and the local Osprey pair have returned to their nest overlooking the river.

I haven’t been out on the water yet this year as the weather has not cooperated with my planned days off.  Was cleaning up and organizing the rod shop and came across my fishing journals from years previous.  Took notice that in previous years I would already have about a half dozen days in the book down on the Crow or out on the Bow.

For the rod shop, I’ve joined a couple of other local cane rodmakers in placing an order of cane from The Bamboo Broker, Andy Royer.  I’ve got 26 sticks coming my way within the next 2 weeks.  It is sorely needed at this point as I was down to my last 2 sticks and they were very shabby looking.  I will keep everyone posted on the cane and post pics when it arrives.

On a related note, I received a set of waders from Allen Flyfishing this week and I have to say I am very impressed with the quality.  They have a nice look to them, Olive Green, zippered pockets inside and out complete with fleece hand warmers.  I will keep everyone posted on the waders as I get a chance to use them and put them through the paces this year chasing cutts in the surrounding hills.

On the bench I’ve got a couple of projects on the go.  I’m putting together a 7′ Sir D for the missus and I’m chopping a PH Young Perfectionist into 4 pieces as a pack rod.  The Perfectionist is going to get experimental fiberglass ferrules. The rod for SWMBO will get an all pink dressing out to go with a pink Ross reel that was purchased a few years ago.  Will keep folks posted on the progress there.

On a side note I’m getting closer to pulling the trigger on a Morgan Handmill everyday.  But that’s a story for another day.

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