Thursday, March 29, 2012

started the new rod buiId, n messed it up aIready

 it's not as if I didn't do My homework, plan it  it out, and then did it the right way. NOOOOOOO, I got in a hurry, and scuffed up the mid section of the rod, and now I don't even know if I can fix it. I can at least finish the rod, then just hang it on the wall I guess. At least it will be a good practice rod for future builds. But still dang it, I'm mad I messed it up. I'm not sure it's messed up, I mean I still might be able to fish it, I just have no idea right now until I hear from a few rod builders to let Me know if this just turned out to be a practice rod for Me.

Monday, March 19, 2012

The kit finally arrived today!!!!

   Today, after a VERY long wait, My rod building kit finally arrived at the house. Unfortunately, I'm not able to dive right in, and get started on it seeing as how I've forgotten to pick up some very much needed tools such as files, markers, and tape. Oh well, the way I see it, that just gives Me more time to actually think about building a fine rod, and not get all amped up  about it, and screw it up somehow.
   I've watched a ton of online videos, read books, re-watched videos, and even practiced doing some wraps on My other rods. *SMH*....DOH!!!! I'm off to work on My rod now....I forgot. It's a 3 piece rod, so I can go wrap two sections of it tonight, and work on the butt end of the rod this upcoming weekend when I can go get the tools needed to put the handle together. Wish Me luck everyone....off to see just how much damage I can actually do to a first time build. WOOOHOOOO!!!!!!!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

UPS....I'II be nice. THEY'RE A BUNCH OF %^*@!#% IDIOTS!!!

Two weeks ago I finally got to order a rod building kit from Cabellas. Needless to say I was stoked that I was finally gonna get the kit I've wanted, and start to build a rod. Well I ordered it, got the confirmation number and waited patiently for it to get here. On monday I rushed home to open it up, and get started on My first build....but no package.
I checked My email, and ups (usually pretty smart) said it was delivered. I contacted em to find out what was up n they said within the next business day I'd be receiving it. The next day rolls around, n still no package. I contacted them again, to find out that the guy who delivered it doesn't know east, from west....n delivered it to the wrong side of town.
Now I get to wait to see if they can get it right this time, otherwise I'm just gonna ask for a refund, and make the drive to the nearest shop that sells blanks, and components so I can make sure Im getting what I pay for.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

New year, New look

   I decided that it was time to add a new look, and feel to the blog this year. I like using blogger alot, it's an easy site to use, and has a great number of great blogs to view as well. My only complaint is the lack of being able to really customize it to your personal liking.
   I really wanted to add a pic to the header, but if I did that, would lose the new color scheme I really like. If I could keep the graphite look, and add a pic to the header....I feel it would be the perfect look. I also deleted the blog descriptions, and pics from the blogs I follow. It just seemed to clutter that side of the screen up too much, no insult intended to the great bloggers I keep up on. After all, aren't we all the reason we read these things? To get a glimpse into the lives of other fisherman, and women, and see some amazing hand tied flies, custom built rods, and amazing catches.
    It's time to start to start shopping for a decent camera that can be used solo to take pics in the field, as well as something that is user friendly for the family so they can use it as well. I'd really like to start adding some pics of fish caught, either by myself, family, or friends and give this blog a more personal feel. Once I start going from the planning stages of the mancave, to the construction, and eventual madness that will follow in there, I'd love for people to get a view of what it will be like, and hopefully give others ideas for their own space they've been wanting to build, but don't know how they would like it done, and are looking for ideas of their own to use.
   To everyone who reads this, and to those who have yet to find it, may all your dreams become reality in 2012, and your lines, regardless of the type of rod their cast from, be tight all year long.
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