Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Back to work

I ordered some glue over a week ago, special glue, but despite the bill arriving the glue did not. No glue meant no handles could be fitted. That's why I fished a bit lot last week. Yesterday I phoned to see where the glue had go to and was told dismissively that it had been posted and there was nothing they could do about it. Thanks. Anyway, it turned up today (with last week's postmark). Marvellous.

This means I can now salvage the rod butt below and it's partner for their owner by fitting cork and a Fuji DPS reel seat. What possessed Daiwa's designers to use such horrible fittings on expensive carp rods? Why would they put them on any rods? The true horror of the shiny gold and black isn't conveyed by the photo.


The arrival of the glue means I can start work on some rods that have been sitting around waiting for cork handles. I have deliveries due most days this week too. Then there's the Tackle and Guns trade show on Sunday. How will I manage to squeeze any fishing in?