The Kabuto Effect

Posted by on Apr 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Kabuto Effect

The Kabuto Effect.  This is what I am calling the strange effect that waiting on a really nice rod to come in the mail has on a person.  For me, the really nice rod is made by Yasuyuki Kabuto, the extremely talented and well-respected fiberglass rod builder from Hokkaido, Japan.  I was blessed to win a contest on www.thefiberglassmanifesto.com early this year and won my choice of rod from Kabuto.  After speaking by email with him, I was decided on a Kabuto 7643...

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European Mounts on the Wall

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

European Mounts on the Wall

Some of you may have seen the story from late September on my early bull hunt with my Dad in Unit 23N in AZ.  We were blessed to have an amazing hunt, great weather, and rutting bulls everywhere (you can read about it here).  Anyway, we took the bulls to Bret Prentice at Game Trail Taxidermy. We were so thrilled by Bret’s work and would highly recommend him to anyone to have your taxidermy work done!  Bret turned our European mounts around in a matter of days and...

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Winter Has Arrived

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Something's Fishy

Winter Has Arrived

A couple of weeks back, I was able to run up north for a quick night with my good friend Alex.  I was able to marry Alex to his bride, Christy, in early October and I was excited about our first chance to get away, catch up, and catch fish!  There was an ulterior motive in this trip…when I had last been in this country, it had been 5 weeks earlier and I was blessed to be able to harvest a great bull elk.  We didn’t have an adequate rangefinder when I took the...

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From “Daddy Day” to “Bulls Down”: An Epic Tale of Memories Made!

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Family Stuff, On The Hunt

From “Daddy Day” to “Bulls Down”: An Epic Tale of Memories Made!

As soon as the Arizona early archery elk season was well under way and I began to see posts online from successful hunters in Arizona’s unit 23North, I began to reach out to some of the successful hunters to pick their brains about the most recent elk movement and activity.  So many of them were so helpful, offering information on the ones “that got away” but that I’d have no problem getting with my rifle.  One particular hunter I spoke to (who shot...

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Skinny Water Escapades

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Family Stuff, Something's Fishy

Skinny Water Escapades

Early this week, I had a chance to get out of town.  I was thrilled to be invited by a local Christian school to attend their freshmen/sophomore “Man Camp” a couple of hours north of Phoenix for a few days.  I would be spending these days with approximately 160 high school guys.  Knowing the chaos and unceasing noise that would inevitably be involved, I decided to leave town early, hit up a small Arizona stream, and then meet up with them as the buses...

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