Friday, February 19, 2010


Last month I told you guys that I lost my job. It's been tough not waking up and doing the same thing I had been for nearly 17 years. But, I'm a firm believer that all things happen for a reason.

I've always worked for someone else while wishing the whole time I could be the guy running things; you know, the guy that signs the paychecks. A year ago, I was presented with the opportunity to buy a custom frame and embroidery logo business but, I couldn't make myself walk away from the security my job gave me at the time. I never took the chance.

It took a little while to sink in but I finally realized that losing my job wasn't an ending. I had been working all my life to get to this point. The door had been opened a year ago. Getting de-jobbed was just the nudge/push/shove I needed to step through it. A few weeks ago, I began the process of purchasing the frame shop. Today, I received confirmation from the bank that everything is a go and all that's left to do is finalize the paperwork. So, on March 10th, I'll unlock and open the doors of DF Frame & Logo.

I plan on incorporating my fly fishing gear as soon as possible. The banker, much to my surprise, agreed that it's a good idea. So, designing my own line of fly rods and ultimately rolling my own blanks will still happen. Looks like I'm finally gonna get to be the guy that signs the paychecks...


Thursday, February 4, 2010

It's Time to Let the Cat Out of the Bag

Alright folks, I suppose it's time to update you all on my plans to develop a line of fly rods. A couple weeks ago I became a victim of the economy when I lost my job. I've got something simmering on the back burner so I'm not destitute. But, I'm having to put the fly rod development on hold for the time being. This is doubly unfortunate because I had just received the first batch of prototype blanks. I'll build them up to give me a baseline and good starting point.

In the meantime, if any of you would like a custom built fly rod, let me know.


Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Great Ice Storm of 2010

Well, here it is the last weekend of January and I still haven't gotten to go fishing. This past Thursday night and all day Friday, mother nature decided to give us her idea of a winter wonderland. We got pounded by an ice storm that left us with broken trees, downed power lines, lots of time in front of the fireplace, and a possible population explosion sometime around Halloween.

I woke up this morning to clear skies and temps in the bone chilling range. It did afford me a pretty nice photo op. Here are a few shots that I thought you might like.

D - whose Caddo trip can't get here fast enough...