After a day of working on my parents and in-laws cottages on Saturday, my brother and I got our for some bird hunting. It had been a while since Jack (my dog) had been able to chase grouse around, but he did quite well. He flushed three grouse and three woodcock at our first stop of the day. We had a very difficult time seeing most of the birds with all of the foliage, but we had a good time anyway. Between the two of us, we were only able to get a shot a piece, with nothing coming to hand. Jack was not impressed! Hopefully, we are able to be a little more successful in a couple of weekends.
Long time no post! I'll show you why. While this summer was tough fishing on the Pere Marquette with dry flies, it was still pretty productive, especially if you were willing to put in the time and effort. Speaking of effort, most of mine has been put towards building a new rod shop. Unfortunately, that means I haven't been making many rods. With a couple of orders waiting, I feel the pressure to get them done. Thankfully Janet and Steve have been very understanding and patient as I finish up the shop. Here are a couple of pics of the progress thus far.
It is coming along, I just have to put the cedar up on the outside and finish getting the shop "comfortable" (beverages, chairs and a poker table). The sound of the plane against the form is never going to sound so good!!!