Friday, 13 February 2009

I Want One - A Not So Occasional Series Pt6

The season approaches and a Suburban Bushwackers thoughts turn to; Trout, buying stuff he don't need, and milled aluminum for milled aluminum's sake.

Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers. 
Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. 
Patrick F. McManus

Sex on a stick (sticks in carbon, fiberglass or bamboo) from Halo Reels

Your pal
The Bushwacker

5 comments:

Albert A Rasch said...

That's, oh so nice.
One of these days, when the shop is all set up again, I might try my hand at something like that.

Maybe...

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Albert A Rasch
The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles
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The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Isn't it just. There's a beguiling simplicity to the design that's just so oooooh.

Once again if you've got the space bigger mills are way cheap, especially at the moment, and commodity prices are low enough to make the stock.........

It'd make a lovely started project before a shotgun from the ground up, (yeah right)

I met a machinist recently who described a mauser 98 action as "a nice trade piece, for an apprentice" !! How much do i wish I'd been that apprentice.

SBW

David said...

Resist the temptation, you don't really need it and the glare from that shiney trinket will scare the trout away. Are there any trout in Leeds anymore ?

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

David
My dad is gods gift to anyone having a sale, wether he needs what hteir selling or not, I on the other hand am gods gift to anyone selling overpriced hand made - well anything really! You're right to mock I deserve it.

Jeremiah Quinn swears there are trout in Leeds he even has a page on his site about his home river just outside Leeds

His site is linked off the fishing section of my blog roll, if you haven't already defiantly put some time aside for a good read this weekend, top chap, hilarious turn of phrase in print and on the river bank.
SBW

Swamp Thing said...

those reels are ridiculous.