Turning 50 in the shit tsunami wake of COVID-19 creates an unexpected bittersweet layer to the meaning of life gravity of it all. So, I’ll combine the past, present and future here and try not to bore you to death keep it as trite as possible. The single consistency throughout most of our lives […]Read More 50 YEARS OF LIFE, MUSIC, TOM PETTY & THE BAMBOO FLY ROD
WHY HAND ENGRAVING? Legacy? Because it’s beautiful? Investment? To honor? Customization? Memorialize? Yes. While these reasons may seem obvious, perhaps the most significant reason to hand engrave your bamboo fly rod cannot be seen or even carefully explained…it can only be felt. Let me say this…throughout the years here at Oyster, hand engraving our bamboo […]Read More ANATOMY, ENGRAVING and THE BAMBOO FLY ROD
TO THE GIRL WHO READS BY FLASHLIGHT WHO SEES DRAGONS IN THE CLOUDS WHO FEELS MOST ALIVE IN WORLDS THAT NEVER WERE WHO KNOWS MAGIC IS REAL WHO DREAMS THIS IS FOR YOU -MEGAN SPOONER Dear Veronica, Ten years ago today, you were born. Ten years ago, the porch of our little red house in […]Read More To my little voice…
25 years ago Bill asked me where I wanted to live. I told him anywhere in the world as long as it was in Georgia. Bill: “What am I going to wear to that? We donated my funeral suit.” This was exactly Bill’s reaction when I told him (breathlessly I might add) that we […]Read More Mud, Belonging and the Bamboo Fly rod
One woman’s journey into the bamboo fly rod making abyss…Read More 2019 Optimism, Rumination’s and “Savants” of the Bamboo Fly Rod Making Lifestyle
Wow! Where to begin…the last 2 months have been eventful to say the least. We kicked of the fall by spending a few days in a Yurt in Western North Carolina. It’s the closest Bill will get me to camping these days. It’s so rare that we get away without work in tow so it […]Read More Oyster Bamboo Fly Rods, Halloween and just about everything else you can imagine!
So, we had a bamboo fly rod making class end Sunday night and one start this past Sunday morning. As usual, we have students in from all over the country and it’s a diverse group wading through their first bamboo rod making experience. Life has been hectic, as usual since Bill returned from Colorado. At […]Read More Colorado, co-dependents and classes
19 July, 2010 Today I am 40-years-old. I have heard of people turning 40, but now it’s my turn. I suppose it should feel like “something” but it feels like any other birthday. Each year, I come to the beach and demand a chocolate filled donut in the AM and plan my day from there. […]Read More Be present
knox and his brown Besides raising babies, I work full-time for our bamboo fly rod making business (with the babies on my hip…literally). My goal is to eliminate all possible distractions from Bill’s life that comes with owning your own business. I want Bill to wake up and make bamboo fly rods. So, this means […]Read More Babies, Big Browns, Bamboo Fly Rods and Independence!
So, Bill won a Winston Boron rod this weekend. Yes, I know that we make bamboo fly rods and yes, I know that a bamboo fly rod maker should not be seen with a boron rod but the story is funny. While presenting at the SE FFF show, Bill decides last minute to enter his […]Read More Bill wins a Winston!?!?!?