We recently had the pleasure of spending a few minutes with old friend and superb fish carver Mark Bennett.
Mid-sections cut, tempered, and waiting to be glued. The result of more than a month’s work!
With new bamboo in the shop and plenty of cold winter days, it’s a perfect time to do some node pressing in the shop.
From our family to yours, wishing you all the best this holiday season. Here’s to a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!
A few weeks back I was invited to give a talk on bamboo fly rods to the Thames Valley Trout Unlimited chapter nearby in Connecticut.
Some while back George Katsar stopped by the shop to say hello. We hadn’t caught up in a very long time but it was good to see him since George and I go back a few years: we were among the earliest employees at Thomas & Thomas when it first opened in Greenfield.
It’s a busy time of year in the shop but having a small stock of our bench-made ferrules sure helps!
Forget turkey: a reader caught this beautiful brow on Thanksgiving morning — much to be thankful for indeed!
Beautiful photos of a trout taken on a Howells – this one caught near the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Gorgeous.