Sunday, March 24, 2013

Tying base V 3.0

Two winters ago I built myself a nice little tying base. As soon as I started using it, many improvements became clear. So last winter I built another one that while good in theory, the improvements I envisioned didn't materialize. Version two was used for a short while and many mental notes were made and final preparations we in place to create my ultimate tying base.

The raw Cherry from the store Rough cut after joining and planning. Test layout, all pieces in place.  Now for some drilling, lots of sanding and glue. Drilled, sanded and clamped The final product including brass rods inserted for thread, and matting for the bottoms of the holes. All equipment added (room for more) and fully functional. The back row holes have several 3" holes and the rest are 2". The others are 1.5, 1.25, 1 and 5/8". My favorite touches are the angled holes for the bodkins on the right and the slot for the razor blade.  All in all I'm pleased with the layout, it is a joy to work with.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Why Never to eat Farmed Salmon

Saw this on the internet and it proves again why not to buy or eat farmed salmon for any reason.  It is well worth the one hour of time and very well done. 

Salmon Confidential from Twyla Roscovich on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Spey Nation part 2

A video overview of Spey Nation 2012 Part 2 featuring Tim Rajeff, owner of Echo Fly Rod Co.  He is a former champion caster and funny presenter.  Well worth watching.
Spey Nation 2012 Part 2 from Robin Hill on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Spey Nation 2012 part 1

A video overview of Spey Nation 2012.  Part 1 includes some great instructional video of Simon Gawesworth as well as parts of presentations by Eric Reed of Beulah and Patrick Ross, plus footage of the general event. 

Spey Nation 2012 Part 1 from Robin Hill on Vimeo.