Monday, April 21, 2008


first trip of this season

Fishing season started again.

brown trout

Maybe she is the same.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Rod Building - Part 17: Inscription (hey, it's all done!)

My fly rod building project has come to its end. That's right, the rod is actually finished.


Looks like a fly rod, doesn't it?

Final part of the project was not made by me, but by mrs opax, who was very kind and wrote the inscription.


I thought a lot about the inscription. Candidates like "opax #1" were quickly abandoned. "Resembles-a-rod" would have been better, but I ended-up with "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida".


In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida is over seventeen minutes long song by Iron Butterfly. It was released 40 years ago. According to a legend, the title was supposed to be "In The Garden Of Eden", but someone had written "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," possibly while drunk or intoxicated, on a demo copy.

I have a new slogan for my blog:
If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing.
- opax fly-fishing

Monday, April 14, 2008

End of the road


Or perhaps... In middle of the road.