Bamboo Fly Rod Class Day One…

After my first day in class making my first bamboo fly rod,  I have discovered the following: Bill’s job is so much better than mine. Of course, we started with a raw stalk of Tonkin bamboo and 9 hours later ended up with something that kind of resembles some (12) strips of Tonkin bamboo.  Surprisingly, […]

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An open letter to my brother

Dear Daniel, Yesterday, I finally surrendered and went to the doctor after being sick for 2 weeks.  It was a  fairly unremarkable visit  until I start filling out all of those monotonous forms.  You know the ones…you and I usually don’t have much to check personally until the family history page. Let’s be honest, our […]

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Clichés, Relativity and Bamboo Fly Rods

Is it March?!?!   Really!?!?  (insert snarky teenager inflection here) Really!?!?  The older we get, the more applicable “time flies” is to our lives. We started the year strong…personally and professionally.  Well, when you make bamboo fly rods for a living the lines are divinely blurred between all of your “selves” especially professional and personal.  Wait!  […]

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