Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lake Austin - Late Spawn!

Keith and I hit Lake Austin today and found this fish sitting on a bed! I got her pissed off enough to bite, and then Keith threw in and caught her... twice! Once on the way out and again on the way back. We caught about 8 fish total and 3 nice keepers...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ranch Rod

This is a Phenix S700L blank with a prickly pear cactus butt and rattlesnake skin in the split grip. The customer requested "ranch colors", so I went with a green and black classic twist thread with vintage tan trim.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lake LBJ - 4th of July weekend

We hit the lake for July 4th weekend with my cousin, Ross and his wife, Kim. Rachel also had her friends, Lindsay and April out there. Ross & I had rods set out all weekend and were only catching little catfish. The one time we decided to go up to the house, Rachel and Lindsay were sitting down on the dock watching the poles.... Of course, that's when the biggest bass of the weekend came along and took down a live perch!! This was Lindsay's first bass ever!! Nice catch!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

LSU Tiger Rod

This is a Phenix S706M Blank built as a light surf casting rod. The butt cap is Texas Agarita wood mixed with purple acrylic resin, with an inlaid Tiger coin. The thread colors are Gudebrod purple (with cp) and metallic gold. The guides are the new "Black Pearl" Recoils, and they're spiral wrapped.