What Exactly Do You Do? Confessions Of “A Renissance Man”

New thoughts on the undecided.

Glenn On The Fly!

Living in a resort area like The Roaring Fork Valley has it’s own challenges, above and beyond many other places to live in the world. It is inconsistent, weather contingent and most of all, touris…

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Upgrade If You Want…

Glenn On The Fly!

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Many of you, myself included are captivated by shiny new things. The tempting glint of an anodized reel, this years new mid/tip flex darling of a rod, those spanking new gore-tex waders with a zipper….you know where I’m going with this, we have gotta have it. What is interesting to me is that I still fish with my very first RPL 590 2 piece sage rod and enjoy it very much. So why do I every year feel compelled to get the latest and greatest? Is it to keep up with the Jones’s? Do I think it will make me a better guide? Is it because The Drake is telling me that it is a must have and I won’t ever catch a fish again if I don’t have it? The truth is yes to all of the above.

Let’s first take a look at this from the manufactures point…

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Feeling A Bit Board-Track

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Here is an old Wards cruiser frame and wheels that I decided to give a little customization to. If you are familiar with the cool board-track racers from the early ’20s, this is made with that in mind. As a design choice, i kept the color mundane and let the shinny parts shine.

This is it in its rough form, I found a cool set of “chopper forks” that would be perfect;

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After a ton of elbow grease and bearing repacking it looks like this now:

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Just a chain and some detailing, we are roll’n Old School.

Glenn