Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hex-A-Glass Gathering

This past weekend over a dozen fiberglass fly rod aficionados gathered on a piece of property on the North Branch of the Au Sable River in northern Michigan for a day of casting fly rods, fellowship, and food.
Michigan Photographer Gregg Barckholtz of the Fiberglass Flyrodders forum organized the event and did it up right with a combination of a great location, beautiful but hot weather, and an unreal amount of storied fiberglass fly rods brought out from personal collections for everyone to enjoy.

Gregg sent along over forty photographs which give a pretty good insight into the day. 

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.
Gregg wrote...  "The property is very unique in that the cabins are about 400 yards from the river.  I originally wanted the set up to be at the river, but a few people arrived early and the venue never made it to the river.  The day was very hot with a clear sky.  The feeling was the shade at the cottages was best.  Only one person fished.  No one cared about the river.  We could have held it in a park in Detroit and with this group and these rods all would have been happy, but would they have come? 

We had  original Wanigas, Russ Peak, Vince Cummings, Scott, Sage, Steffen, Paddock, Kabuto, and others.  You name it and it was there.  We had about fifteen casters and about one hundred fly rods."
Yet another example of why T.F.M. needs a funded travel budget.  This gathering looked like an excellent time.  

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