Upon return to the Mitten State, we purchased a house that was purchased that was in serious need of TLC. This included stripping off stucco and putting up cedar siding, new fascia, roof and soffit, deck, counters, flooring and an addition for an arts room for my daughters. Sooo, needless to say, fishing has not been on the agenda, nor has rod building.
Currently the land for the the barn/rod shop is being prepped to pour the footings. I can't wait to have the Zen Den II open for business!
According to Jeff Hubbard at Outfitters North, the steelhead fishing has been getting better and better, with fish being taken on the swing being the most effective (and most fun). Every once in a while, Jeff drops me an email with an invite to fish (or is it to taunt me), one of these days I will have to take him up on it again.