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


The Mad Fishicist said...

congratulations man.

now go fishing!

thebigandyt said...

yep, let us know how you get on

Anonymous said...

Looks very nice!

Murdock said...


Great inscription for the rod! Good choice of music too.


Anonymous said...

Opax, I saw your finished fly rod. Looks like a pike weapon to me, or something bigger, perhaps?

I don't know how many you've built, but isn't it a good feeling of accomplishment when it's done?

Catching a fish with a fly you've tied on a rod you've built-it doesn't get much better than that!

Anonymous said...

That was actually from the bamboo you cut from your previous posts?!

Man you're good, great in fact!
It looked like it was professionally made. Let us know how it fares in the water.

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mancing gembira said...

I have dream that one day I will build my own fishing rod.
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