Sunday, March 31, 2013

Fishies beware....

I got a new boat this weekend (new to me at least) and I am pretty excited about it. I can't wait to explore new waters. I will be hitting the Milwaukee Harbor hard and I'm very excited to get out on some of the inland lakes I've been ice fishing this winter. 

I purchased it used, but seriously can't tell if it ever even got wet. It already comes with a couple of flush mount rod holders, as well as tons of storage. I will be adding a couple of forward mount rod holders and perhaps a fish locator in the future.

For now I am going to fish a couple times with just the basics. That way I can get a better idea of where and how I want things mounted/located. 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Fiberglass 4wt build

I recently wrapped up this little project I have been working on. I wanted to build an understated lightweight rod mainly for pan fishing. I think this rod would be just as happy on any small spring fed trout stream. It turned out just as I planned it to be. A few elegant details but over all a simple, no frills build. 
Here are some shots of the nearly finished product. (I still have to "sign" the blank...line weight, length etc..but my handwriting leaves much to be desired)

This 4wt was built on a 7'3" Fiberglass Rustic River blank

I love this down locking banded reel seats from RL Reelseats it pairs well with the cigar grip

 I am very excited about this Meisselbach Rainbow No.631

I think it compliments the build quite well. 

I can hear the click pawl scream while a slab gill slams my popper. 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Another day on ice

Me and the boys had some real fun today. Chasin' flags and jigging up some pannies for the dinner table. I always enjoy ice fishing with a handful of friends, it keeps things interesting and entertaining. Grilling out, enjoying the sun, it truly can't be beat.

  a-Couple-a Largemouth (CPR of course) Way to go guys!

You know I love me some Crappie

"Whatcha got there?" 

A few keepers today