Thursday, February 24, 2011

Deadhead Rod

This is a Grateful Dead themed rod that's built on an ATC PV704 blank that I had stashed away. It has a prickly pear cactus butt with an inlaid Aztec Steal Your Face logo. The split is red, white & blue with a melting Steal Your Face. The cork grips have red, white & blue acrylic spacers worked in. The seat is a Fuji soft-touch 17, and the guides are AmTack HTRLA's with holographic rings. I also worked a little marbling in there under the logo decal!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

"No Bling" rod

This rod is built on a Rainshadow XSB822.5. It has spiraled Fuji titanium SIC micros. The thread colors are Gudebrod almond and metallic gunmetal. The order was for "no bling", but I just couldn't help myself & threw in a subtle tiger wrap in the split grip. This one is headed down to the lower Laguna. Mr. Dosher requested a length marker at 24" - the minimum length for Texas snook. I like the way you think, sir!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Keith's new microskiff - "Before" pics

Keith hit me up last night from Palau and told me about a little skiff for sale here in Austin. I sent the guy an email late last night, and went and picked it up today. It was a great deal, to say the least. It's a late 60's/early 70's model 13' Mitchell. This brand is pretty sought-after, especially in Florida. Keith's coming back later this month and will put his professional boat painting skills to good use! This one's going to see action in South Bay and the Lower Laguna... I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Aussie Jigging Rod

This rod is built on a 6' OTI 40-60 jigging blank. It has an Alps gimbal and Alps triangle reel seat, shaped hypalon rear grips, and a crosscut EVA foregrip covered in X-flock shrink grip. This one is going to one of Keith's shipmates from Australia. He wanted a green and gold Aussie theme, so I threw in the 'Roo decal with the Southern Cross on top. This one will see some exotic water, so I'm looking forward to seeing what it hauls in!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Snake & Cactus Travel rod

This rod is built on a 3 piece St. Croix travel blank. It has the new green cactus butt, and western diamondback rattlesnake skin. Titanium guides, split foregrip, green and tan tiger wrap. This rod will see some remote locations & I'm looking forward to seeing what this one pulls in!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

One more from Lake Austin

Went out again last night and fished in the dark. This one was 8lbs, caught on a shaky head 6.5 rattlesnake.