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About mannym

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    Fishing, Hunting, Camping, Canoeing, Gardening.
  1. Any Rod Builders here

    I pretty much thought the same about this. I have a pretty good job but seem to always want to find ways to pay for my hobbies. I am still going to build a few for myself. I especially want to build some pack rods for the BWCA and other canoe camping destinations. Thanks Guys!
  2. Lefty Kreh

    I watched his dvd's when I first started tying. RIP Lefty
  3. Any Rod Builders here

    I have been thinking about building rods and wanted to get some feedback on the experience. For those who sell, is it a time worthy business? At the end of the day, are you making $5, $10, $15 per hour while building? Is the price point for largest margins way up the scale? I assume you do not want to make rods that compete with what Walmart and Farm and Barn sells? My intent is as always, looking to hustle for a little side cash. My wife wouldn't allow me to do strip shows at the local nursing homes. So here I am looking to build them instead of showing them. ( I hope this isn't to offensive. Sorry if it is) I would love to see any custom builds if you have pictures to share. Hey John G, Lets get together some weekend and catch up. We need to make some plans to explore the stream between us.
  4. 2018 BBB Kayak has arrived

    Sweet ride!
  5. off the grid(ish) midwest trip

    1..Wisconsin river has many many options. shuttle services should not be hard to find. 2. St Croix and Namekagon rivers are a bit past the 4 hr drive, but worth the extra time. They have plenty of camping options. Do plenty of research. There are some sections with white water. 3. If you were up for an 9 hr drive, the BWCA is probably the best for not hearing any artificial noise. Ive been here every year for the last 12.
  6. Knoxville Area

    If the fish don't cooperate, the French Broad is a fun whitewater river.
  7. Who's tying what?

    Very nice. This storm will force me to work from home tomorrow. I guess I will turn on my laptop at the fly bench.......
  8. New member introduction

  9. Drone Pics 2018

    Sounds like a fisherman's wet dream- ponds all around you, a river next door. And now, just a big old open wound. I recall somebody telling me the story about how it was sold under false pretenses. Thanks for sharing.
  10. Drone Pics 2018

    A little bit of a snow blanket.
  11. Drone Pics 2018

    I never had the pleasure of fishing those ponds. But I have heard many stories about the fish quality. Do you have any pictures from that area before the digging started?
  12. Drone Pics 2018

    The Drone came out this past weekend. After an hour of updates and charging of batteries, I took her up to 399 ft and snapped a pic. Maybe next weekend, I can do another flight. I also attached a picture from a flight I did in late Spring.
  13. You've Probably Noticed......

    Do you work in the industry?
  14. New member intro

    Welcome Mike. Hope to hear about your adventures on the fox. I am down near Starved Rock and the Vermillion.
  15. Shawnee National Forest in February

    Now you know why I decided to explore the Shawnee during late winter, early spring.