This coming Wednesday is the first day of spring. I am hoping to kick off a lot here in the spring. In but a few weeks I will be flying back to my home town and with any luck fishing in the old haunts of my youth.
Yesterday marked my first day of spring a little early. I went fishing for the first time this year. This was all thanks to my good friend Jason Klass.
Today we headed up into the still briskly cold mountains to do a little fishing on a stretch of water that Jason discovered this last week. A good fishing buddy shares great spots right? I am not much of a angler during the winter months but it was more than past time for me to get out for the spring. The stars aligned and I had the day off so we made it happen. Great day indeed, with great water that we both got to pull fish in from.
Over the years Jason has been a good friend to me.
He supports my work and and he inspires me to write, create and embrace tenkara with all my heart. He has a wicked sense of humor that while not everyone gets his darker humor all the time, he reminds me not to take things too seriously.
So why am I “bromancing” here with you?
Well, I am grateful to have Jason as a friend but in this case I want to give him some props. Jason really is responsible for co-creating and helping me to develop my latest spool design.
We talk regularly about practical tenkara topics, blog post ideas and my research and development of items I can make in my shop. One day we were talking about different fly boxes that we have owned and he mentioned the “Perrine” spring clip boxes; I remember these too from my grandpa’s fishing boxes. They had a variety of designs they came out with over the years but one of them was a spring that flies sat into.
He lit up and said…”You need to make a spring fly clip for your line spools”. The next day I got to work on a prototype and in very little time had the new design. I hit the hardware store and found a spring that would do the job and the new “Spring Fly Holder Line Spool” was born.
With Spring finally here I decided it would be an good (and slightly ironic) time to release these spools and have a "spring sale" on my etsy page. All of my items on the etsy page are on sale with a special promo code.
The sale will run until March 31st.
Buy $50 or more and get 20% off.
Use code SPRING20
Get free domestic shipping
Use code SPRINGSHIP
Celebrate Spring with a new spring line spool and also check out my flytying bobbin spools and rod caps too!