Wow, how time flies by when you get frustrated with a project and set it aside. It’s over a year since I started this blog series and it’s time to finish my project and close this chapter of the blog. Here are few pictures of the rod...
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Well, if you have been following this posting – you’ll noticed that I haven’t posted in a while (months). With a 2 year old and all the other things going on – I had to take a few months off. However, I am back now. Af...
I am back to it and with the goal of completing my first fly rod by Christmas – it’s a Christmas present. I am pretty excited about how the rod handle came together. I am working on finishing the handle this week and will be assem...
While waiting for some of my rod materials to come in, I started the process of preparing the birch bark. You’ll see that I have cut circular pieces of birch bark using a 1 1/2 inch hole saw with a 1/4 in hole in the middle. Before the g...
While waiting for some of the materials I have ordered for my fly rods, I have started to prepare the birch bark for glue ups. I also found some very cool looking cork which I have included. I am planning to weave in the cork into the rod handle....