It was a very busy year in the rod shop. It began with a lot of leather work, making some of the best leather accessories I've ever produced. I was able to introduce a couple styles of leather reel cases that I've been wanting to make for years. Both clamshell & D-block style cases are now among my offerings.
I say this almost every year in this address, but I sincerely mean it: the greatest part of being a rod maker is all the nice people I get to meet & work with. I've been so blessed by rod making that it blows my mind! I have friends & clients from all over the world, people of all different backgrounds, even some famous names you might recognize, & all of them are like you & me - they love fly fishing. I'm so honored to know & work with such awesome people from all walks of life.
may it be your best one yet!!!