The latest fly rod build

I think I am addicted. Addicted to building fly rods. Here is my latest build. It’s a 9’ 5wt 7-piece rod with a custom rod bag.

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Broken down like this and packed, it’s only 18 inches long. Assembled, it’s 9’. This is perfect for taking on motorcycle trips.

There’s nothing like catching fish on a rod you built with a fly you tied. Smile

Do you motorcycle and fly fish?

See you on the highway.

Brent

There’s a new motorcycle in the garage

I wanted to get back to one motorcycle. And, I’ve done it. Say hello to the new 2015 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 ABS.

2015-DL650

Purchased at Clinton County Motorsports, Wilmington, OH.

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I do not give motorcycles names, but this one is my “50 Years of Motorcycling” motorcycle. That’s right, I started riding when I was 15 and that was 50 years ago.

See you on the highway.

Brent

Conversations at a coffee shop

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Every week, I meet with two friends at a local coffee shop.
Arriving early, and waiting patiently, I notice the conversations
taking place around me.

The table next to ours also has regulars, and their conversation
on this morning is of a political nature, likes and dislikes, who
is a “bumbling idiot” and who will lead the nation next.

In the corner, a young man sits by himself with his laptop
with ear buds plugged in. His fingers tap away on the keyboards.
Is he listening to music? A podcast? Taking notes?

A woman passes by with her coffee and a tray. She sits and waits,
and is soon joined by a man. They converse in low volume. Are they friends?
Co-workers? Spouses? Perhaps lovers meeting on the sly.

Conversations abound all around me until finally my friends arrive.
Handshakes start the gathering. A quick note of the weather,
and a new conversation begins filling the air with camaraderie and laughter.

Brent