Here are some photo's of what I've been doing.
Ever steam bend 3/4 inch oak?? It isn't fun. I've
done this enough that I know the importance of a
good jig!! This one is huge and stout, good thing
as I had to stand on it to bend the oak!! The temps
is over the minimun of 212, but the shop was full of
the scent of cedar.. nice!!
ideas that would improve the boat for anglers
needing more space... okay he just got frustrated
trying to move around... so I changed things
The rear angler now has 8 inches more floor
space. I've also made the oak brace 8 inches
taller... no more trying to get around them
with your knees.
Lots if changes with the boat.. lower sides, new dry boxes,
gunwales blah blah blah..I wish I would have this done earlier
so I can get out and do some fishing. I should have the boat
done in 3 weeks, I'm sure you have heard me speak about the
things I should have done when building... well most of those
"things" are done!! I've managed to weight most of what I cut out... over 80 lbs of plywood and glass... the boat should come
in at less than 300lbs!! I'll have to take it to the dump again for a true weight.
We still have plenty of snow in the bush.
With any luck... keep your fingers crossed!! We
will have plenty of water and a good amount of fishing
(Steelhead ) this season.
My May is almost done, if you had planned to book
this spring, I have only 3 days open.
I'm watching my New Fly Fisher show right now... like most people say
I should have shut my mouth.. would have been a better show!!!
Look forward to hearing some feed back, I have no idea
when it will air so you'll have to watch all the shows..
too bad eh???
I'm looking forward to the guides I have booked for early June.
The Drake hatch on the Saugeen lasted almost 3 weeks last year.. should be excellent dry fly fishing.
Back to the shop. Thanks so much for checking out the blog!!
I also need th thank my wife Valery, without her support, I wouldn't be doing what I love... so Thank you sweetheart, all you do is very appreciated. I love you!!