Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Richard Franklin and Rob sat down during a recent Saturday afternoon at the Jersey Shore. Richard reflects on his pursuit of solitude while fly fishing the great western streams of the US. They talk about modern polarization of optics, high end fly rods, fly fishing photography and more.
This is the second interview with Richard Franklin.
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I know where everything is which is unfortunate. I'd like to have this room spotless with no mess or clutter but that is now how my brain works. The carpet alone should keep any human from entering.
This is an over the door shoe holder. There is not enough space between the door and door jam for this to fit and thus it is on the wall. I keep spools and reels here with leader material and knot tying tools/glues.
I also keep my un used ostrich plumes here.
These are my 'kit' bags. Large plastic bags in plastic bins. I keep my bulk materials here: pre-sliced foam strips, marabou, jumbo John materials, scorpion bug materials, dubbing bags, Snowhite hellgrammite materials, and bacon fly materials, etc.
This is my oldest 'orgainzer' tower. Some of the materials date back 20 years.
This is my desk. I keep a lamp overhead with my Regal vise in the middle. There are bits and pieces of discarded material, packs of hooks, tools about, etc. Note my TyWheel There is one small peg board on the wall and a magnetic tool holder. As soon as I clean this up it gets trashed. Just like working retail, you fold a stack of shirts and some kid comes in right after and takes out the bottom shirt and the pile falls over. Yes that is a cup of potting soil. I'll get rid of that today.
I have yet to put shelves in this closet. I keep tied flies organized here plus extra materials, beater bamboo rods, accounting papers for record retention, and more.
I have begun to rely on fewer colors of thread over the years. Black and red 6/0, chartreuse and black 210 denier.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Rob discusses his collection of fly tying materials, the patterns created with the materials, where he procures them, how they are 'organized', the quality and consistency he looks for, and much more. The coyote mask is in the garage as Rob's wife won't allow it in the house.
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Thursday, August 3, 2017
Misty and I sat down on the back patio of Whitlow's on Wilson for a conversation about fly fishing for golden mahseer in the Jungle Book aka the Himalayan Outback.
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