Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cowboys Rod

This rod is built on a Phenix 700m blank. It has a blue prickly pear cactus butt with an inlaid Cowboy's star. It has a split minima seat, and spiraled Fuji SIC micro guides. This is the first of 3 rods that I'm building for Jim, and I'm really looking forward to the next two, especially the third one! It's going to be one of the coolest rods I've done.... Stay tuned!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tournament report

Well, bass tournament season is in full swing!! On thursday evening, I fished with Lance Hale on Travis in the first Austin Boats & Motors workingman tournament. We ended up in 3rd place, just in the money for a $72 payday! To follow that up, Brian Cotter and I fished the second stop of the Lone Star Series on LBJ today. Brian had a nice 6.5lbr to anchor our bag, and we had a total of 14.6lbs. That was good enough to take 8th place out of about 80 boats and won us $375!

I'm off to Sam Rayburn Reservoir for the BASS federation state championship this week, so I'm hoping to get a little streak started!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Falcon - late report

Keith and I hit Falcon lake earlier this month, and I just got the pics... Fun 3 days of fishing! No giants, but we caught some solid fish. Looking forward to going back down there on April 16th!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Bass Whisperer

This rod is a 7'3" flipping stick built on a Phenix 703XH blank. It has an Arizona State University theme with maroon & gold thread and an inlaid "Sparky" in the cactus butt. It has the new Recoil micro guides, down to size 4. This one has some muscle & it's going to see action on all the big bass lakes in TX... Looking forward to seeing what this one hauls in!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Another Canadian Brute!!!!

Here's another one that Paul sent me tonight from Canada!!! This beast of a steelhead went 17lbs and put the 15' CTS to the test!!! Congrats Paul!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

The 15' CTS sees action in Canada!!!

Here's some pics that Paul sent to me last night... He said that the rod fishes great and it's a show-stopper on the river! I really wish I could get up there and do some of this early-spring fishing. Looks like alot of fun!!! Thanks Paul!