Well, sort of. It wasn't like in the payola sense (I'm looking your way, Thinkfish!), but, needless to say, it was sent to me and in a turn-about-is-fairplay way, I feel compelled to tell you about it.
You know, PAFlyFish.com does that spring get together, and this year, while observing the greybeards under the pavillion, I was next to a well bearded young lad. And he and I were talking, and it turns out he reads this nonsense, and went on to talk about Minor Threat (IIRC) because I made a random post about Ian Mackaye, and we started talking music. So, this gentle mannered, well bearded lad, he sez to me, "I'm in a band, if you want I'll send you some CDs" and I just sort of figured he was being nice, so I said, yeah and... that was that. He gets my address and then one day in the mail, bam! Free records! Not only that, but free good records! Fuckin' eh, I won't argue with that one bit. Turns out the soft spoken guy with the massive beard and an affection for slow rods and brookie fishing also happens to be the guitarist for a really tight
Seriously, though. If you like the
Now then, shall we continue to actual fishing things? 'Bout time, eh?
(I apologize for shitty photos ahead of time, i wanted to just actually make a post about the topic of note, and not my whining for once, not that I didn't whine like a bitch at the end, anyways.. its what I do)
|Yes, another post about|
Since I've made it my goal to use a Pflueger Medalist in all pursuits, forever, it was time I took 'em along for this trip, too. I knew I'd take the trusty modified 1495 along, but I wanted something that could hold the bigger lines I was going to use both on a TFO Teeny 8wt (normally overlined with 10wt line, because
|Thumb brake, non-dremel edition.|
A 1498CJ. A Japanese model. One that doesn't carry the same cachet as the American models (especially my older series 1498). Like my 1495, this meant I felt no shame in introducing it to my
I could write epics about the awesome utility of having a dremel (notice how its a lowercase D, like xerox versus Xerox, dig?) around the house. I'm not a handy sort of guy. I'm actually a tool idiot, but man, the shit I can do with a dremel, is awesome. If you do not have one, get one. The go cut some shit.
|Two-toned is cool, right?!?|
Well, mostly. To complete the ensemble, the reel needs a counterweight. The old style was to use a Hardy counterweight, or just epoxy a nut opposite the handle. For my prior 1495, I used a little charm bracelet skull-and-bones I backfilled with lead and epoxied down for the first version, and the second version used a pyramidal leather stud filled with shot and epoxied in place. I'll probably do the latter for this one, although I'm not sure how much I really care, although it does complete the look.
Yes, I'm that vain. I even think this blog is about me, about me.
Since I'm basically an
|1498 in the hand.|
|1495 and 1498. Size matters.|