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Jeff and I are going to be at Upper Canyon Outfitters again this September. Come on out and fish the Ruby River with cane rods. Donna at Upper Canyon Outfitters
has a nice package put together including 2 ½ days guided and a backdoor tour
of the Sweet Grass Rod Shop
, September 1 thru 7, for $2250.
We are also adding a new twist!
People attending will be offered the option of finishing their own cane rod! Noted Rodmaker Jeff Wagner and I have developed a syllabus for the rodcrafting course, which will involve 1-2 hours each evening finishing out your choice of a 6'9" 3 wt or a 7'6" 4-5 wt. cane rod blank. So, for only an additional $600, you can finish out your own cane rod and be using it on the gorgeous Ruby River by the end of the week! You'll have a memorable week, and your own cane rod to bring you a lifetime of additional enjoyment. The class fee includes all rod components, bag, case, materials and tuition.
I can personally attest to the lodge: everything about it is incredible. The owners, guides, food, surroundings and fishing are fantastic. The Ruby alone offers an angler the chance to catch 6 species: Rainbows, Browns, Brookies, Cuts, Cutbows and Grayling. In addition, the lodge has access to some very prime private water as well as the wealth of public water in the area.
New for 2012. A 7'-0" 3/2 4 weight. Thomas like wraps in red tipped black with full intermediates.
Complete with an Arne Mason leather tube. $1895.