Yesterday my wife took me totally by surprise with a very well 50th birthday surprise party at a local BBQ joint. I walked into it flat footed had no idea that she had a room full of family and friends to greet me. It was a job well done. After enjoying fine meal and a couple of Sam Adam's finest the birthday gift was presented. It is a new rod but not just any rod!
There a very skilled gentleman in my fly club by the name of Larry Duvall he builds some very fine bamboo fly rods. Now when I say he builds them I saying he makes every part. These are highly coveted rods among the members of our club. They are functional and beautiful pieces of craftsmanship that I would put up against any bamboo rod so without further adieu!