Facebook, oversharing and bamboo fly rods

POST! Okay…these photos belong on Facebook…my children and Kory with their bamboo fly rods and huge trout! For years, Oyster Bamboo Fly Rod’s marketing department (me) has deliberately “opted out” of the Facebook phenomenon.  Deliberate or not…and among other reasons, this marketing department (me) prefers oversharing the old fashioned way (face to face with a […]

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Oyster Bamboo Fly Rods…2012 Year in Review…The Best Laid Plans of Bamboo and Fly Rods

“If it were easy…everyone would do this.” Those are the words that Bill whispered in my ear almost daily in the beginning of 2012.  As the year wore on, Bill’s whisper grew into a dull roar and those words’ final resting place became my mantra.  At the end of 2011, we had a plan for 2012.  What’s the expression…no good deed, […]

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My tribal bamboo fly rod!

The above photo is a direct result of the following: 6 months of planning, 7 friends (including my Aunt from Seattle) and 74 hours of work (I was slow and others had to assist me…hence the “tribal” in the rod)… Originally I had planned to write out a thoughtful blog each day of the class […]

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About last night…

…and this bamboo fly rod making class. Okay, I skipped a day because the second day of class started out with straightening strips and the night ended with math!  So, I decided not to tell the tale.  However, I got through it and finally tamed my bamboo strips.  This is how the day started […]

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