My goodness, how this year has just flown past!! I believe one reason for that was just how busy things were. Folks, this was probably the busiest year in the rod shop ever!! You folks kept me hopping all year long & for that I am so grateful to you all.
Looking back over last year, I was once again lucky to be able to make so many different fly rods! From the smallest little ultra-light rods to some bigger heavier bass rod, this year saw a big variety of fly rods being made in the shop. There were so many rods there's not enough room to show them all here, these are just a few examples:
In the very near future, you're going to see yet another improvement to the leather fly & leder wallets I make in the shop. These are already some of the finest wallets being made today, but soon they will be even better!! I can't wait to show them to you.
A lot of the ground work & research for some new accessories was laid this year in the many experiments we did. I had the opportunity to work with a few folks on truly custom accessories that I hope to be able to make available to all of you in this year. It's pretty exciting & ambitious, but I think there's a few needs that we can fill & take some things to a higher level. If you have an idea for an acessory in the new year, please let me know. I'm always up for working with folks to make truly custom fly fishing items.
Speaking of fly fishing accessories, I have some really big plans this year for some new leather items that I think you're all going to really love. Right now they're a work in progress, but hopefully an entire new line of items will begin to slip into my offerings as we go through next year.
There are also more rods on the way!! Next year, I believe, will see some very interesting & excellant fly rods listed here on the Available Rods page for your consideration. Please keep checking back to that page as I'll be adding more rods there to help you gear up for this year's fishing season.
All of this is great, but the best things that happened for me this past year was all the nice people I got to meet & the friendships we continued through this 'labor of love'. I am blown away to think that I have fishing friends all across the world!! Itis amazing how fly fishing ties us all together.
This was anawesome year in the rod shop & I couldn't have done any of it without you folks!! From the bottom of my heart, I thank you all so very much. Every day I'm able to do what I love for some of the nicest people in the world - all of you!! I am truly blessed.
So the state of the rod shop is great!! I can't wait to work with you all in the New Year!! To all of you, I wish you a happy, healthy, & prosporous New Year!!