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Matt Henderson

Birthday Gift
« on: March 28, 2012, 19:45:40 PM »
The old man turned 60 yesterday so I sorted out a Birthday gift for him, a fishing rod of course.  Same blank as the 13ft rod I made in the summer but I'm probably happier with this one that I was with the one I made for myself. 

It's a 13ft CTS Affinity DQ+ 8/9 rod.  Teamed up with an Orvis Hydros LA reel, and a Mackenzie shooting head.






Arty shot just for Iain, playing with the aperature!


Birthday boy unwrapping his present


Seeing what it looks like all together in the back garden.

Cheers

Matt  :z16


Goolager

Re: Birthday Gift
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 20:07:52 PM »
Very thoughful Mattheus  :z16

Hopefully he'll get to christen it soon.

by the way how come he looks younger than you  :z8

Iain

Ben_D

Re: Birthday Gift
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 20:24:52 PM »
Looks nice that Matt, nice looking build although I'm not sure about the "French" whippings :z4 
Your dad looks rather pleased with it, be good to see it christened.


Cheers

Ben

Mike Barrio

Re: Birthday Gift
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 20:35:52 PM »
Great stuff Matt :z16

Best wishes
Mike
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Rob Brownfield

Re: Birthday Gift
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2012, 21:05:05 PM »
That looks very nice indeed!!!!! :z14
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Catman

Re: Birthday Gift
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2012, 21:28:02 PM »
Nice build Matt :z16 Very very nice :z14

Love the end whippings

Alex

Hamish Young

Re: Birthday Gift
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2012, 23:22:02 PM »
Sweet  :wink

H :z3
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Sandy Nelson

Re: Birthday Gift
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2012, 09:03:27 AM »
Bonny rod Matt :z16

Dad looks like he is well chuffed, and so he should be :z12

Great stuff

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Irvine Ross

Re: Birthday Gift
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2012, 17:47:15 PM »
Hey Matt

I'm an old man and my birthday's in September. That should give you time enough. :z12

Irvine

ps That's looks a lot smarter than my build.

Jim Eddie

Re: Birthday Gift
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2012, 19:08:13 PM »
Aye well done Matt , your Dad looks well chuffed  :z16

 :z18

Jim
"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

Noel kelly

Re: Birthday Gift
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2012, 19:41:38 PM »
That's well cool Matt  :z14

Matt Henderson

Re: Birthday Gift
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2012, 20:59:38 PM »
The old man finally put a bend in his rod.  A 33"/14lb Salmon from the Don.  He was even more chuffed that he got it on a self tied fly!  :z16

danbruce

Re: Birthday Gift
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2012, 21:14:49 PM »
Good to hear Matt.

Cheers :z18

Dan

Mike Barrio

Re: Birthday Gift
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2012, 12:16:54 PM »
Great stuff :z16
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