fly fishermans wading staff

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Project by Steve Esterby posted 09-08-2012 01:39 AM 2466 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is inspired by the north umpqua river which is an hour from home. World famous steelhead fishing. fly fishing only. Swift water which requires a staff if you know whats good for you. carved from madrone.

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#1 posted 09-08-2012 01:42 AM

Very nice job on this.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 09-08-2012 01:48 AM

Steve… you do fish really cool.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#3 posted 09-08-2012 02:26 AM

Spectacular stuff. A very lucky owner.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#4 posted 09-08-2012 02:55 AM

What an eye catcher! Nicely done!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 09-08-2012 03:11 AM

Umpqua forks, God’s country no doubt. Beautiful wading
staff Steve, good job.

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#6 posted 09-08-2012 03:42 AM

Very nicely done. Just got back from a great day on the trout stream and your creation would have been nice to have.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

#7 posted 09-08-2012 09:55 AM

Steve,beautiful fish !!!


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#9 posted 09-08-2012 10:16 AM

I love that staff. It’s very creative and beautiful work. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 09-08-2012 09:32 PM

You have made a super job on this one Steve, lovely detail & fluting :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#11 posted 09-29-2012 02:26 AM

Nice fishing staff Steve!!!!!!! It’s a beautiful sound, to hear a reel sing after a steelhead connects on your fly!!!!!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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