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  1. Thread: The first cast...

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    Jon finished his Driggs River Special and headed...

    Jon finished his Driggs River Special and headed back west for the winter...

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  2. Thread: The first cast...

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    I just sent a Midge out to my brother Tom in...

    I just sent a Midge out to my brother Tom in Pennsylvania and he gave it a shot - on the Yellow Breeches near Carlisle:

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  3. Thread: Bamboo Rod Build

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    Beautiful rod! Congratulations - there is...

    Beautiful rod!

    Congratulations - there is nothing quite like the feeling of a bamboo fly rod you have made yourself...

    Bob
  4. Thread: The first cast...

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    Our son Jon is starting his first rod now after...

    Our son Jon is starting his first rod now after the western forest fire season has ended...

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    Here is how the trout streams of Vermont...

    Here is how the trout streams of Vermont responded after their severe flooding:

    http://www.orvis.com/news/fly-fishing/Survival-After-the-Floods/
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    Truly a disastrous event... our youngest son and...

    Truly a disastrous event... our youngest son and I love to fish the St Vrain when I can make it out to visit with him. Not much can be said other than our prayers are with you all out there.
    Bob...
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    That captures perfectly many of my own trips......

    That captures perfectly many of my own trips... Although the happy ending is elusive for me, when it does happen it's what keeps me coming back.
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    I came from Michigan last year to fish YNP in...

    I came from Michigan last year to fish YNP in September and was very glad to have had polar fleece wading pants, like these:
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  9. Thread: The first cast...

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    Hey Brad - yeah, Mark had one there today when he...

    Hey Brad - yeah, Mark had one there today when he flamed his. Compared to my little lighter that thing is a bonafide flame thrower! It does the job quickly... just couldn't trust myself to HF for...
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    The rod queue is beginning to stack up! My...

    The rod queue is beginning to stack up!

    My oldest brother Tom, a fly fisherman for over 50 years now, would like a rod. A Midge, 6' 3", 2-piece, 4 weight, and he would like it flamed as dark as...
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    Now that the shop is cleared from the early...

    Now that the shop is cleared from the early summer rod making, it is time to determine what to make for other family members... that would be our son-in-law, daughter and my wife.

    Joining us was...
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    Another very short video look at the 2-strip quad...

    Another very short video look at the 2-strip quad on the Ausable River near The Hungry Trout:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL0lXH8vX7g

    I was really curious about the accuracy of a 2-strip...
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    The little 2-strip quad in action on the Ausable...

    The little 2-strip quad in action on the Ausable River in the Adirondacks...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf6gdsoeqMo
  14. Thread: The first cast...

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    Hey Brad, Well, I can only say that it would...

    Hey Brad,

    Well, I can only say that it would be really difficult to make a decent PMQ as a first rod if you lacked basic hand tool skills and attempted it without help. Others have commented on...
  15. Thread: The first cast...

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    Well, since last posting I finished a 7' 5wt PHY...

    Well, since last posting I finished a 7' 5wt PHY Princess for our daughter-in-law which we will give her this weekend for her birthday. We are headed to The Hungry Trout Lodge on the Ausable River...
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    Thank you, Bob. This rod making business is...

    Thank you, Bob. This rod making business is addictive!

    I just got back from a quick trip to Colorado and fished the St Vrain with our son Jon - he was using rod #2, the 6' 3", 4 wt made for him...
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    Well, rod 3 is finished for our oldest son, my...

    Well, rod 3 is finished for our oldest son, my verison of the Driggs River Special - here's a quick video, really quick, highlighting a few aspects of making it. The reel seat is made from a 12"...
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    Well, not far from there is a small creek that...

    Well, not far from there is a small creek that has had some attention from TU, etc, over the past years to restore it to trout habitat. That is coal country and it has been rough on the drainage. ...
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    How I met Rosie Cotton and learned to love the...

    How I met Rosie Cotton and learned to love the Patriot…



    by Bob Houf

    April 11, 2013


    Those of you who are ardent fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy will...
  20. Thread: The first cast...

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    Finally! Jon's first fish on his Christmas...

    Finally! Jon's first fish on his Christmas present - a St Vrain Brookie.

    I was beginning to think I made him a rod that couldn't catch fish...

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  21. Thread: The first cast...

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    Here's Jon with rod number 2, a 6' 3" 4 wt, on...

    Here's Jon with rod number 2, a 6' 3" 4 wt, on the St Vrain north branch a week ago... skittish fish but a beautiful day and great to be out!

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  22. Thread: The first cast...

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    Here's a short video showing rod 3 getting glued...

    Here's a short video showing rod 3 getting glued up. I still have a great deal to learn about using a binder properly - I keep getting a bend in the top 5 - 10" of my tip section which I can't seem...
  23. Jerry - this is Bob down near St Joseph - we met...

    Jerry - this is Bob down near St Joseph - we met last June when I came by one afternoon to pick up a St Croix 8' 6" 5wt rod... that would be the same afternoon we chased that lost dog around - recall...
  24. Thread: The first cast...

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    Although this kind of looks like the entry to...

    Although this kind of looks like the entry to Mordor, it's actually the glued-up and bound butt section of rod 3 dangling down into the heater tube to let the URAC set. The temperature is quite a...
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    Beautiful!

    Beautiful!
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