Honky Dory -- Grand Canyon
Honky Dory in the Grand Canyon
Larry Hedrick's stitch-and-glue wood/fiberglass Honky Dory -- Carnage
Kirk Dittenber's Aluminum Honky Dory
Think of aluminum as a special hotrod version of plywood--and weld it at the edges instead of guiing it.

Ten year old all-fiberglass Dayak at Joe-hutch--May 2018

Dayak
Desolation Canyon May 2018

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2022-06-24-0947

Decking-roughed-in

 

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2022-06-20-1111

Spawnchanger

7" inches long, built on a length of spawn sack and a snelled hook. Tungsten beads on the leader can add weight.

This is essentially a Game Changer tied around spawn sack netting and a snelled hook--instead of stainless steel wire. Carefully, sparsely-placed micro dabs of fabric cement in a few strategic places make it all work--or stay together.

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2022-05-25-1610

Pmd-time

 

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2022-04-13-1137

Jellystone Nymph

This a top ten GOAT killer, high and low on the watershed.

 

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2021-11-13-0726

Styrofoam skills

Will I live long enough to build everything? I doubt it. But still. I might be able to work the wider, trolling-motorized SUP board in.

This is a guy making a surf board but the skills and the tools would be much the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYYuDt8Z2cY

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2021-09-19-1606

Two days later

up-up-deck-donut.jpg I'll probably have to carve into at least one of those bulkheads when making room for passenger's feet. I'll keep those foot wells a good 12" inches off the floor, so they'll be easier to drain.

2021-09-13-1025

Deck Donut

up-up-ddonut.jpg The deck donut--now bottom side up, getting a bit of fiberglass reinforcement. The rest of the deck will hinge up and down onto this perimeter, over the seat wells and over a 2" inch thick foam gasket.

2021-09-09-0518

Bill fish

That's my buddy Bill yesterday, catching a small cutthroat on a home made bamboo fly rod. Bill gets $2500 each for his rods and his orders are a year out right now. This one's 5wt. Damn nice rod. It almost casts itself, and you can reach out to 60' feet if you want. No problem. up-billfish.jpg Older

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