With guiding season in full swing and personal fishing trips being far and few between I've been keeping myself busy with a variety of things; from vegetable gardens to refurbishing decks to most importantly, sewing up some rod socks.
Over the next couple of weeks several socks, of all different styles, will be heading out of the shop to various builders around the country.
Six months ago when I started in the "rod sock" business I had no idea what was ahead of me. I've been able to work with so many different rod builders, varying from different fly shops, from western to saltwater bamboo builders, to glass geeks near and far.
This month I've been working on several socks for a few builders that utilize a flap rather than the straight hemmed top. I really enjoy this design. It's a little more "vintage" and has a real nostalgic feel to it, perfect for traditional bamboo builders.
If you're interested in any of my custom rod socks, please visit this page for more information or send me an e mail!
I don't have the room to mention everyone that I've had the privilege of working with, but you know who you are, and thank you!
Because of all you builders and anglers alike I've been able to create new designs, learn more about rod building than any non builder should (Jacob appreciates that), see so many beautiful works of fly rod art, and even come up with replications of old tattered bags that have seen better days.
So, thank you, it's been an honor, and I can't wait to meet and work with more of you!
Jacob is a fly fishing guide with a passion for conservation and brook trout. He is an accomplished rod builder and restorationist.
Jillian is an outdoor photographer and blogger, using her voice for Public Lands and Cold Water Conservation. She specializes in trying to out fish jacob whenever she puts the camera down.