Meet Artist Galen Mercer

Meet Artist Galen Mercer

May 09, 2016 2 Comments

We recently sat down to talk with old f riend and artist Galen Mercer to talk a little bit about his approach to painting, early influences, and how his time on the river informs his work.
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Testing a New Rod Model

Testing a New Rod Model

February 07, 2016 2 Comments

One of the best parts of being a rodmaker is testing out new rod models. This past summer  I put together a new 6' #4 design and was able to take the prototype on a trip to the Poconos.
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Meet fish carver Mark Bennett

Meet fish carver Mark Bennett

January 26, 2016

We recently had the pleasure of spending a few minutes with old friend and superb fish carver  Mark Bennett.

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Photo of the Day: Mid-Sections

Photo of the Day: Mid-Sections

February 04, 2015

Mid-sections cut, tempered, and waiting to be glued. The result of more than a month’s work!

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Photo of the Day: Pressing Nodes

Photo of the Day: Pressing Nodes

January 10, 2015

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.

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Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

December 24, 2014

From our family to yours, wishing you all the best this holiday season. Here’s to a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!

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Photo of the Day: Acorn Caps

Photo of the Day: Acorn Caps

December 22, 2014

Today we have a few acorn caps, almost ready for prime time.

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Thames Valley TU Talk

Thames Valley TU Talk

December 16, 2014

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.

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The First Thomas & Thomas Catalog

The First Thomas & Thomas Catalog

December 08, 2014

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.

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Photo of the Day: Ferrule Supply

Photo of the Day: Ferrule Supply

December 05, 2014

It’s a busy time of year in the shop but having a small stock of our bench-made ferrules sure helps!

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Photo of the Day: Thanksgiving Trout

Photo of the Day: Thanksgiving Trout

December 01, 2014

Forget turkey: a reader caught this beautiful brow on Thanksgiving morning — much to be thankful for indeed!

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The View from Your Water

The View from Your Water

November 23, 2014

Beautiful photos of a trout taken on a Howells – this one caught near the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Gorgeous.

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