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Halloween Madness Update #1

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This was a major piece of construction that included a bunch of my favorite shop activities; welding and metal fabrication, prop construction and problem solving. Please pardon the crappy night vision graininess from my cheap HD camera.

Halloween Madness

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ba-jack-o-lanternWell, It is truly the season of madness around here as I continue to get ready for the ToT’s on Halloween night. For those of you that don’t already know, I go a bit nuts this time of year. See Grimrot Cemetery to get an understanding of why. There are major changes going onincluding the biggest prop I have ever built under construction in half the garage, pics will be posted eventually. On top of all this we are running a double feature movie night for about 100 folks (mostly kids) on Friday the 30th as well.

I don’t expect to have much time to post until after the big day so stick with me. Thanks.

Contest: Fly Fishing Disasters

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monomaster-prizeA few weeks back I reviewed the Grasshopper Products MonoMASTER . After the review I forwarded it on to the contact email on the Grasshopper Products website and received a reply back from Ian @ Grasshopper the same day. Well, in response to my minor issue with the MonoMASTER Ian sent a new one to me along with a zinger. Rather than keep it I have decide to give it to someone else for them to enjoy. I’ve stolen an idea from Jason over at Gear Talk and I’m going run a little contest. So here’s the scoop…

To enter you just have to post a comment on this blog entry detailing your worst fly fishing disaster ever. Whether it was line failure, a snake dopping in the boat with you or even an incident in route to or from your rod time. I’ll read the posts and decide which I like best the post a winner on Sunday, October 18th. I’ll contact the winner via email and send off the items that Ian sent to me for you to enjoy. That’s all there is too it.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: Luke Thomas’ story the the one that I can relate to best. Congrat’s Luke. Please send me your snail mail address at chris@dadofalltrades.com and I’ll the the gear out to you. Thanks.

Bambu Bamboo Reusable Spork

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newspork-actualWeighing in at a mere 0.2 oz and a diminutive 3.5″ x 1.4″ this little jewel of a utensil is simply not even noticed in your pack. I must admit that I am not a huge fan of the spork but I’m not sure that this item is actually a spork. It has a full spoon and a full fork but it’s missing the handle portion, sort of. The Bambu Bamboo Reusable Spork is responsibly made in China, through the Bambu Co-Op, from a sustainable resource.

Review: This little spork (?) is a great item to add to your kit or even replace your Titanium spork with. It has a more natural feel to it and does not get hot like metals do when it is used as a cooking implement. My only complaint about it is it’s length. If it was an inch or so longer it would be much better for cooking operations. Other than that, I like it and certainly can’t complain about the price of $1.99 each. Just make sure you don’t order the disposable version of them.

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