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 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.