Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Reel case.

My first try at a reel case. I bought a vintage South Bend reel a few weeks back. It matches my South Bend glass rod and was made in 1971, my birth year.
  I don't feel vintage though. I've been killing it in the weight room and in my runs and I feel stronger than ever... but I digress. I bought the leather to match and I tried my hand at stamping and I like how it turned out. I found the faux shearling at a thrift store.
  Fly fishing... it's a beautiful and amazing art.    


1 comment:

mtnrunner2 said...

Nice workmanship, that looks fantastic. And if you are at all inclined, I wouldn't underestimate the potential to provide such things to fly fisherman at a reasonable cost. It'd pay for a pair of Hokas :)

I Googled South Bend and they are actually from South Bend, IN in my home state. Not sure how much trout fishing actually happens up there (we always fly-fished on vacation in CO), but I'll take their word for it.